Dr Matthew Hayes

Email: matthew.hayes@astro.su.se
Address: Stockholm University, Department of Astronomy, AlbaNova University Centre, SE- 10691 Stockholm, Sweden


Matthew Hayes is a researcher at the Department of Astronomy, Stockholm University, funded mainly by grants from the Swedish Research Council, National Space Board, and Wallenberg Foundation. He received his PhD in 2007 from the same institute, after which he embarked upon international postdoctoral stays at Geneva University and Toulouse, France.

His main scientific interests are observational studies of the formation and evolution of galaxies, taking two main approaches. Firstly he studies the most distant galaxies - some of the first luminous objects to light up our universe - with the largest ground-based telescopes such as the Very Large Telescopes in the Atacama desert of Chile. Secondly he uses the unrivaled spatial resolution of the Hubble Space Telescope and other space-based platforms to study the physical processes regulating galaxy evolution in great detail. He is co-Principle Investigator for the Lyman Alpha Reference Sample, one of Europe's largest Hubble projects.

Selected publications

* Hayes, Matthew, et al. (2010) Nature, 464, 562: Escape of about five per cent of Lyman-α photons from high-redshift star-forming galaxies

* Hayes, Matthew et al. (2011) ApJ, 730, 8: On the Redshift Evolution of the Lyα Escape Fraction and the Dust Content of Galaxies

* Hayes, Matthew et al. (2011) Nature, 476, 304: Central powering of the largest Lyman-α nebula is revealed by polarized radiation

* Hayes, Matthew et al. (2013) ApJ, 765, 27: The Lyman Alpha Reference Sample: Extended Lyman Alpha Halos Produced at Low Dust Content

* Hayes, Matthew et al. (2007) MNRAS, 382, 1465: The escape of Lyman photons from a young starburst: the case of Haro 11


The Tumultuous Lives of Galaxy Halos
01/01/2017 - 31/12/2022

Purpose and Aim: All of galaxy formation and evolution – and therefore our understanding of the origin of objects like the Milky Way – is driven by the astrophysics of baryonic material that occurs in the immediate vicinity of galaxies. This ‘circumga...

The Deep Ultraviolet Universe
01/08/2013 - 31/12/2017

Ionizing Galaxies and their Cosmic History
01/08/2013 - 31/12/2017
Galaxer är för närvarande observerbara under 13 av de 13.5 miljarder år som universum har existerat. Genom observationer av dem vid olika epoker har vi kunnat mäta hur synlig materia har utvecklats under hela universums livscykel. Genom att titta på...

Collaborating with

Peiris, Hiranya

Hiranya Peiris is a Professor of Cosmoparticle Physics at the Department of Physics at Stockholm University, and the Director of the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics. Her research aims to test fundamental physics using large astronomical surveys, including the cosm...

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