Gene C. K. Leung



I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin working in the High Redshift Research Group with Steve Finkelstein. Before moving to Austin, I obtained my PhD at UC San Diego working with my advisor Alison Coil.

I am an observational astronomer specializing in extragalactic astronomy. My research focuses on the co-evolution of galaxies and supermassive black holes (SMBHs) across the galaxy population and through cosmic time.

I use spectroscopic and imaging data from near-infrared (NIR) to X-ray to address the following fundamental unanswered questions:

What is the role of AGN feedback in galaxy evolution? What is the impact of AGN-driven outflows on their host galaxies? Which galaxies host AGN-driven outflows? What physical mechanisms produce AGN outflows? How do AGN-driven outflows differ across cosmic time? What affects the accretion state of the SMBH?


Email: gleung [at] utexas [dot] edu