Gene C. K. Leung



I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin.

I am an observational astronomer specializing in galaxy evolution. My research focuses on the evolution of distant galaxies in the first quarter of cosmic history. A major interest of mine is last major phase transition of the universe, called the epoch of reionization (EoR, z>6). My research aims to determine the drivers of reionization by tracing the progress of reionization and directly characterizing galaxies at the EoR. I am also interested in the study of feedback mechanisms in the from the EoR to the Cosmic Noon (z~2).

At UT Austin, I work with Steve Finkelstein in the High Redshift Research Group. Before moving to Austin, I obtained my PhD at UC San Diego working with my advisor Alison Coil.


Email: gleung [at] utexas [dot] edu