I am a full professor at the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
My research interests centre mainly on understanding the formation and evolution of small (dwarf) galaxies by studying their resolved stellar populations. I am interested to discover what these systems can tell us about larger galaxies and their internal processes and also the clues that they may provide to our cosmological understanding of galaxy formation and evolution right from the earliest phases up to the present day. This is often called Local Group Cosmology, or Stellar Archaeology. I recently tend to prefer the term Galactic Palaeontology, but I haven't managed to make this more accurate terminology accepted.
Telephone: +31 (0)50 363 8323
email: etolstoy at astro dot rug dot nl