University of Cambridge
Kavli Institute for Cosmology
Madingley Road
United Kingdom

A short CV

A full version of my CV is available here

Education & Career Summary

  • 2018-2021
  • 2016-2018
  • 2014-2016
  • 2010-2014
  • 2008-2010
  • 2009-2010
  • 2004-2008

Newton-Kavli Fellow, University of Cambridge
NWO Rubicon Fellow, University of Cambridge
ERC reserach fellow, Durham University
PhD in Astronomy, Leiden University, supervisor: Dr. Rychard Bouwens
Master in Astronomy, Leiden University
Studentship at the University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor in Astronomy, Leiden University

Selected Publications

  1. ``Rotation in [C II]-emitting gas in two galaxies at a redshift of 6.8''
    Smit, R., Bouwens, R. J., Carniani, S., Oesch, P. A., Labbé, I., Illingworth, G. D., van der Werf, P., Bradley, L. D., Gonzalez, V., Hodge, J. A., Holwerda, B. W., Maiolino, R., Zheng, W., 2018, Nature, 553, 178–181

  2. ``A gravitationally-boosted MUSE survey for emission-line galaxies at z>~5 behind the massive cluster RCS 0224''
    Smit, R., Swinbank, A. M., Massey, R., Richard, J., Smail, I., Kneib, J.-P., 2017, MNRAS, 467, 3306

  3. ``Inferred Hα Flux as a Star-Formation Rate Indicator at z ~ 4-5: Implications for Dust Properties, Burstiness, and the z = 4-8 Star-Formation-Rate Functions''
    Smit, R., Bouwens, R. J., Labbé, I., Franx, M., Wilkins, S. M., Oesch, P. A., 2016, ApJ, 833, 254

  4. ``The Lyman-Continuum Photon Production Efficiency ξion of z~4-5 Galaxies from IRAC-based Hα Measurements: Implications for the Escape Fraction and Cosmic Reionization''
    Bouwens, R. J., Smit, R., Labbe, I., Franx, M., Caruana, J., Oesch, P., Stefanon, M., Rasappu, N., 2016, ApJ, 833, 254

  5. ``Mean Halpha+[NII]+[SII] EW Inferred for Star-Forming Galaxies at z=5.1-5.4 Using High- Quality Spitzer/IRAC Photometry''
    Rasappu, N., Smit, R., Labbe, I., Bouwens, R., Stark, D., Ellis, R., Oesch, P., 2016, MNRAS, 461, 3886

  6. ``High-precision Photometric Redshifts from Spitzer/IRAC: Extreme [3.6]-[4.5] Colors Identify Galaxies in the Redshift range z~6.6-6.9''
    Smit, R., Bouwens, R.J., Franx, M., Oesch, P.A., Ashby, M.L.N., Willner, S.P., Labbé, I., Holwerda, B.W., Fazio, G.G., Huang, J.-S., 2015, ApJ, 801, 122

  7. ``Evidence for Ubiquitous, High-EW Nebular Emission in z~7 Galaxies: Towards a Clean Measurement of the Specific Star Formation Rate using a Sample of Bright, Magnified Galaxies''
    Smit, R., Bouwens, R. J., Labbé, I., Zheng, W., Bradley, L., Donahue, M., Lemze, D., Moustakas, J., Umetsu, K., Zitrin, A., Coe, D., Postman, M., Gonzalez, V., Bartelmann, M., Benitez, N., Broadhurst, T., Ford, H., Grillo, C., Infante, L., Jimenez-Teja, Y., Jouvel, S., Kelson, D.D., Lahav, O., Maoz, D., Medezinski, E., Melchior, P., Meneghetti, M., Merten, J., Molino, A., Moustakas, L., Nonino, M., Rosati, P., Seitz, S., 2014, ApJ, 784, 58

  8. ``The Star Formation Rate Function for Redshift z ~ 4-7 Galaxies: Evidence for a Uniform Buildup of Star-forming Galaxies during the First 3 Gyr of Cosmic Time''
    Smit, R., Bouwens, R.J., Franx, M., Illingworth., G.D., Labbé, I., Oesch, P.A., van Dokkum, P.G., 2012, ApJ, 756, 14S

A full list of my publications can be found on ADS