pieter van dokkum


I am a Professor in the Astronomy Department and in the Physics Department of Yale University. These pages contain links to classes, ongoing research projects, and personal information. My contact information can be found here.


Welcome !

I am also an amateur photographer, focusing mostly on insects, wildlife, and my family (not necessarily in that order). Please visit nearbyuniverse.com to view photos.

This image of an elliptical galaxy was taken with the Hubble Space Telescope. My main research interest is to develop an understanding how large galaxies such as this one were formed and how they evolved.