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Research project

Early stellar galaxies

How did the universe appear when it was still very young?

Marijn Franx
ERC Advanced Grant ERC Advanced Grant

Professor of Astronomy Dr Marijn Franx is planning to study stellar galaxies which produced light 13 billion years ago. This is half a billion years after the big bang. New telescopes and cameras for near-infrared spectroscopy should make this possible. By examining extremely far removed stellar galaxies, he can look back in time and study how the universe appeared when it was still very young.