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 (including my CV). My contact information can be found here.


Welcome !

I am also a photographer, focusing mostly on insects, and particularly dragonflies. The book Dragonflies: Magnificent Creatures of Water, Air, and Land came out in March 2015 with Yale University Press. Visit nearbyuniverse.com to view some more 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.