Sera's Introduction

Sera Markoff

Associate Professor
Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy
University of Amsterdam
Science Park 904, rm. C4.115
1098 XH Amsterdam, Netherlands
T +31 20 525 7478/7491


I work at the interface of Astrophysics and Astroparticle Physics, and am interested in a variety of problems relating to the accretion process especially around black holes, both big and small.
As of January 2015 I ended my stint as Director of the Master’s Program in Astronomy & Astrophysics (2011-2014).

Group Blog

2D simulation of an accretion disk with jet

Ever watched a black hole launch matter into space? Me neither, but this simulation comes pretty close!

The video below is a visualization of a high resolution 2D simulation of the accretion disk of a black hole, made by me using the state-of-the-art GRMHD* code called HAMR** on a single GPU. The simulations are partly refined to give an effective … Continue reading →

Latest News

Elected member of Science Council of the Event Horizon Telescope

The new group has arrived as of this week (woohoo!) and I will be adding some information about that as soon as possible, but in the meantime I thought I would just mention some news, which is that as of last month I have been elected to be a member of the Science Council of the international Event Horizon …

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Where I Am / Will Be

Tinsley visitor UT Austin
March 1, 2017 - April 3, 2017
Crete Polarization Meeting?
June 12, 2017 - 9:00 am - June 16, 2017 - 10:00 am
June 26, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
August 1, 2017 - August 18, 2017
Location: CA