CR7 artist impression
Best Observational Evidence of First Generation of Stars in Universe (On a vu les toutes premières étoiles)
Using the Lyman-alpha line to detect galaxies that leak Lyman continuum (Verhamme et al. 2015)hst_alma_irac1_cb
Hubble, ALMA, and Spitzer image of a strongly lensed galaxy at z=2 (Schaerer et al. 2015)abell2744_composition_1
Discovery of a redshift z=8 galaxy with the Hubble and Spitzer Space telescopes (Laporte et al. 2014)

Who we are

The “starburst” group, at the Geneva Observatory is part of the ‘Galaxies & Universe’ theme of the Astronomy Department. The team has currently six members, and is lead by Prof. Daniel Schaerer. The group carries out research on galaxy formation and evolution, stellar populations, and observational cosmology using multi-wavelength observations and modeling. This site describes/lists some of the main projects and publications from the group.