Curriculum Vitae

Sera Markoff

Astronomical Institute “Anton Pannekoek”
University of Amsterdam
Science Park 904
1098 XH Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Date and place of birth — 6 July 1971, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Citizenship — USA

Languages — English (native), German (was fluent until I started learning Dutch), Dutch (pretty darn fluent)


2008 – Present — Universitair Hoofddocent (Assoc. Prof.), University of Amsterdam


2000 — PhD, Theoretical Astrophysics Program, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA , thesis title “High Energy Processes in the Galactic Center”

1996 — M.A., Physics/Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US

1993 — S.B., Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA


2008- present — Universitair Hoofddocent (Assoc. Prof.), UvA, supervised to date: 7 PhD students, 6 Postdocs, 9 MSc and 6 BSc students

2006-2008 — Universitair Docent (Assist. Prof.), UvA

2002-2005 — National Science Foundation Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

2000-2002 — A.v. Humboldt Foundation Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Bonn, Germany

1994-2000 — Graduate student researcher at University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US

1993-1994 — Visiting graduate student researcher at the Racah Institute for Physics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

1990-1993 — Undergraduate researcher at the MIT Center for Space Research, thesis: “The Unusual ROSAT Quasar PG1407+265”


Accretion and outflows around black holes of all mass scales, and the relationship between them, as well as their impact on their surrounding environment. High energy astrophysics, astroparticle physics, multiwavelength astronomy from low-frequency radio through gamma-rays. Instrumentation: LOw-Frequency Radio Array (LOFAR) and the next generation TeV gamma-ray facility (CTA).