The Laboratory for galaxy evolution and spectral modelling (GalSpec) at the EPFL contributes with high-quality research to different, galactic and extragalactic astrophysical areas, such as the formation and evolution of galaxies and their supermassive black holes at different cosmic epochs. Much of the work at GalSpec focuses on numerical methods for galaxy simulations and spectral modelling as well as the accurate testing of simulation predictions against observations of galaxies near and far. 

Team members of GalSpec take leading roles in many different international consortiums and collaborations, primarily focused on extragalactic, astrophysical research. The GalSpec Lab is present at two locations: the Astronomical Observatory of Sauverny near Geneva and the EPFL campus in Lausanne.


Robin Tress, Jonathan Petersson, Marion Farcy, Michaela Hirschmann, Lucie Scharré, Marina Butyrskaya Moyer


Head of Laboratory
Prof. Michaela Hirschmann
Tel: +41 (0)22 379 24 22
E-mail: [email protected]
Administrative assistant
Tel: +41 (0)21 693 43 20
Mailing Address
Chair of Laboratory for Galaxy Evolution and Spectral Modelling
Observatory of Sauverny
Chemin Pegasi, 51
1290 Versoix