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

New brain on the team

My name is Casper. Besides the usual astrophysics conundrums I’m also interested in how the brain works. Neuroscience is a bit like astrophysics in that we are pretty good in imaging stuff but still limited in our understanding. To illustrate this, here is a picture of my own brain made with a technique called Magnetic Resonance Imaging:

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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

TIFR conference+
January 4, 2017 - January 20, 2017
Location: Mumbai, India
Bochum Colloq
January 30, 2017 - January 30, 2017