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Matthew Kenworthy

Associate professor in Astronomy, Leiden University

I am an astronomer at Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands.

I discover exoplanets by directly imaging them - my group uses the largest telescopes in the world to take images of nearby stars and find the telltale infrared glow of young gas giant planets. I also develop special optics and lenses that remove the glare of the star to let the planet shine through.


  • 2015–present
    Associate Professor, Leiden Observatory
  • 2010–2015
    Assistant Professor, Leiden Observatory


  • 1998 
    Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK, PhD Astronomy