Paul van der Werf
Professor of Extragalactic astrophysics
Paul van der Werf is Professor of Extragalactic Astrophysics at Leiden University.
Paul van der Werf obtained his PhD at the University of Groningen. After that he had several associate-/fellowships at the University of Groningen, The Max Planck Institute of Extraterrestrial Physics, the European Southern Observatory and the Leiden Observatory. Since 2012, Van der Werf is a Full Professor at the Leiden Observatory.
Van der Werf’s research interests lie within (Ultra)luminous infrared galaxies, the galactic and extragalactic interstellar medium, infrared and submillimetre galaxies, galaxy evolution and Infrared and submillimetre instrumentation and techniques.