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).
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 →
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 …Read More →