Matthew Bayliss

Matthew Bronson Bayliss

Assistant Professor

Geology-Physics Building

412

A&S Physics - 0011

Professional Summary

I work to solve problems in observational astrophysics and cosmology. I am an observer by trade and enjoy working with instrumentation and data at all wavelengths, though I am especially proficient with data in the optical and infrared. My scientific expertise is in observational cosmology and extragalactic astrophysics, with both galaxy clusters and high-redshifts galaxies. The broad goal of my research is to describe the way in which structure on the largest observable scales developed into its current form, starting from the Big Bang.

Education

PhD: University of Chicago 2011 (Astrophysics)

M.S.: University of Chicago 2006 (Astrophysics)

B.S.: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2003 (Physics)

Research and Practice Interests

I use large samples of galaxy clusters that are selected both from their optical light, and with the Sunyaev Zel'dovich (SZ) Effect, to test predictions for structure formation. Within the galaxy cluster zoo, I spend a lot of my time working with strong lensing clusters where the strong lensing phenomenon yields information about the structure and properties of the cluster lenses while also providing highly magnified images of distant background galaxies. I use a wide range of facilities in my research, including incredible NASA observaties like the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-ray Observatory. I also make frequent use of large ground-based observatories, including the Magellan and Gemini telescopes.

Positions and Work Experience

2011 -2015 Postdoctoral Scholar, Harvard University,

2015 -2016 Faculty Fellow, Colby College,

2016 -2018 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,

2018 -2019 Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,

Research Support

Grant: #HST-GO-15937.009-A Investigators:Bayliss, Matthew 12-01-2019 -11-30-2022 NASA Headquarters Measuring the Stellar Populations in a Strongly Lensed X-Ray Emitting Dwarf Starburst at Cosmic Noon (we are lead) - 15831 (4 of 4) Role:PI $9,077.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #NASA - STScI - HST-GO-15377.011-A Investigators:Bayliss, Matthew 02-01-2020 -01-31-2022 NASA Headquarters Does the Brightest Strongly Lensed Galaxy Contain An AGN Role:PI $12,953.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #NASA - STScI - HST-GO-15418.009-A Investigators:Bayliss, Matthew 02-01-2020 -03-31-2021 NASA Headquarters Probing spatially variable Lyman-continuum escape from the brightest lensed galaxy in the universe Role:PI $6,557.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #G08-19084A Investigators:Bayliss, Matthew 02-27-2020 -02-26-2021 NASA Headquarters Chandra 19700449 - Does the Brightest Lensed Galaxy Contain an AGN? GO8-19084X Role:PI $51,092.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #G08-19111A Investigators:Bayliss, Matthew 02-27-2020 -02-26-2021 NASA Headquarters The Chandra Strong Lens Sample: Revealing Baryonic Physics In Strong Lensing Clusters GO8-19111X Role:PI $132,783.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #N/A Investigators:Bayliss, Matthew 07-01-2020 -06-30-2021 UC's Launch Awards Spring Semester (20SS) Research Launch Awards Role:PI $3,500.00 Active Level:Internal UC

Investigators:Bayliss, Matthew 06-01-2021 -05-31-2024 NASA Headquarters An XMM-Newton+HST Study of an Extreme, High-redshift Cluster Merger Role:PI 57337.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #HST-GO-15831.013-A Investigators:Bayliss, Matthew 04-01-2020 -03-31-2023 NASA Headquarters Measuring the Stellar Populations in a Strongly Lensed X-Ray Emitting Dwarf Starburst at Cosmic Noon (we are lead) - 15831 (4 of 4) Role:PI $46,028.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #HST-GO-15966.012-A Investigators:Bayliss, Matthew 06-01-2021 -05-31-2024 NASA Headquarters What Lurks Below the Lyman-Limit? Uncovering the Unseen Ionizing Continuum of Massive Stars - 15966 (1 of 4) Role:PI 5770.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #HST-GO-15949.010A Investigators:Bayliss, Matthew 08-01-2020 -07-31-2023 NASA Headquarters Lyman Continuum Escape in High Definition - 15949 (2 of 4) Role:PI $18,250.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #JWST-ERS-01355.013-A Investigators:Bayliss, Matthew 01-01-2022 -01-31-2025 Space Telescope Science Institute Lyman Continuum Escape in High Definition - 15949 (2 of 4) Role:PI 0.00 Awarded Level:Non Profit

Grant: #Chandra Cycle 22 - G01-22081X Investigators:Bayliss, Matthew 01-11-2021 -01-10-2023 NASA Headquarters "Linking High Mass X-ray Binary Populations To Individual Star-forming Regions at Cosmic Noon" (Chandra 22620307) Role:PI $71,695.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #HST-GO-16733.004-A Investigators:Bayliss, Matthew 02-01-2022 -01-31-2025 Space Telescope Science Institute GO-16733 Mapping the escape of Lyman-alpha and ionizing photons from an extreme emission-line lensed galaxy Role:PI 17298.00 Awarded Level:Non Profit

Grant: #JWST-GO-02439.009-A Investigators:Bayliss, Matthew 07-01-2022 -06-30-2023 NASA Headquarters JWST-GO-02439 Role:PI 24744.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Contact Information

matthew.bayliss@uc.edu