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Ryan

Endsley

UT Austin / McDonald Observatory

About

Me

Hello! I am a McDonald Observatory Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. My research is broadly aimed at better understanding the interplay between very early galaxies (z>5) and the universal phenomenon of hydrogen reionization.

During my thesis work at The University of Arizona, I utilized deep wide-area (>square degree) datasets to characterize the most luminous reionization-era galaxies, as well as begin identifying some of the largest reionized regions in the early Universe. I am actively involved in several ALMA, JWST, HST, and Keck observing programs, with the intention of building a cohesive understanding of the assembly of the first galaxies and their role in cosmic reionization.