Leindert Boogaard


Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie
Königstuhl 17
D-69117 Heidelberg
+49 6221 528 451
boogaard (at) mpia.de
Office 320

About me

I am an astronomer and currently work as a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Germany. My research is focused on the formation and evolution of galaxies from the early universe to the present day.

Most of my work revolves around understanding the physics of star formation and the interstellar gas inside galaxies. To study these galaxies, I use observations from large telescopes around the world and in space, such as the James Webb Space Telescope and Hubble Space Telescope, the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) and Northern Extended Millimeter Array (NOEMA), and the MUSE integral-field spectrograph on the Very Large Telescope.

My PhD Thesis (2021) focuses on the study of cold gas—the fuel for star formation—inside distant galaxies, in particular in the iconic Hubble Ultra Deep Field. The main thrust behind this work has been the ALMA Spectroscopic Survey of the HUDF (ASPECS), a large program with ALMA that provides a unique census of the cosmic cold gas and dust content of galaxies.

If you want to know more about my research, you can look up my publications on the ADS.