Muzzin, Adam

Adam Muzzin

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (Toronto)
muzzin@yorku.ca

Department(s): Physics and Astronomy

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

Research Fields
Astronomy and Astrophysics

Graduate Program Appointment
Full Member: Eligible to supervise M.Sc. or Ph.D.

Research Types
Computational, Experimental


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.