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Adam Muzzin

Adam Muzzin

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Adam Muzzin
Associate Professor, Research Stream
Graduate Program Director - Physics and Astronomy


Physics and Astronomy

Eligible to Supervise

Physics and Astronomy Graduate Program
Full Member


Office Location 338 Petrie Science & Engineering Building (PSE)
Phone Number (416)736-2100 ext. 33175

Research Specialization

Distant galaxies and clusters of galaxies; Formation and evolution of galaxies, especially environmental influences.

Most of my work is on how distant galaxies form and evolve, and how that evolution is related to their larger scale environment. Because light is redshifted by the expansion of the Universe, studies of distant galaxies almost always involve infrared observations. I use sophisticated instrumentation on ground-based and space-based telescopes to conduct multi-wavelength surveys of galaxies and galaxy clusters. In so doing, I am able to constrain star formation rates and galaxy masses as a function of redshift and thereby ascertain how galaxies grow and at what rate.

Research Areas

Astronomy and Astrophysics

Research Types

Computational, Experimental