Professor Simon Lilly FRS
Professor, Institute for Astronomy, Department of Physics, ETH Zürich
© ETH Zurich, Heidi Hostettler
Simon Lilly is an outstanding observational astronomer who has led many important studies of how normal galaxies evolved over the past 10 billion years. His early work provided the first convincing measurement of the star formation history of the Universe. This landmark result was influential in providing support for theoretically-motivated models of galaxy assembly. He has also pioneered ambitious surveys coupling Hubble Space Telescope imaging with ground-based spectroscopy. By connecting data from various epochs, his imaginative work has provided valuable new insights into how the various galaxy populations change with cosmic time.
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