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Portrait of Mariska Kriek

Mariska Kriek
Assistant Professor of Astronomy

PhD 2007 (Leiden University)

Campus address and phone:
C-53 Hearst Field Annex



Specialty areas:
Galaxy formation & evolution; stellar populations; active galactic nuclei

Research projects:

Mariska Kriek's research focuses on the formation and evolution of galaxies. More specifically, she is interested in the stellar kinematics and structures, stellar populations, dust properties, and black hole accretion rates of galaxies across cosmic time. She is currently involved in several large observing programs, among which the MOSFIRE Deep Evolution Field (MOSDEF) survey and the 3D-HST survey


Mariska Kriek grew up in the Netherlands, and obtained both her MSc and PhD in astronomy from Leiden University. After completing her PhD, she was a H. N. Russell Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University and a Clay Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. She joined the faculty of the Berkeley Astronomy Department in January 2012.