Anne Verhamme

Prof. Anne Verhamme

Professor (Head of the group)

Office 441, Observatoire
+41 22 379 23 68
+41 22 379 22 05

Anne Verhamme obtained her PhD in June 2008 at the University of Geneva.  She is an expert of radiation transfer effects in galaxies, more precisely the Lyman-alpha line of Hydrogen, the most efficient tool to detect distant galaxies. She is working at the interface between simulations and observations of galaxy formation and evolution. She was awarded a starting grant from the ERC (European Research Council) and a professorship from the SNF (Swiss National Foundation) to test indirect diagnostics for the escape of ionizing radiation from galaxies, and to unveil the nature of  the sources of Cosmic Reionization.  She is involved in many international collaborations: RASCAS (RAdiation SCAtterings in Simulations), LARS (Lyman Alpha Reference Sample),  and the MUSE (Multi Unit Spectrograph Explorer) GTO (Guaranteed Time Observations) consortium in particular.