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Staff members with discipline Astronomy & Astrophysics

Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.

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m.d.audley rug.nl
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Astronomical instrumentation in far infared/submm waves
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a.barychev rug.nl
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Associate Professor
Field / Discipline
Detection of high-energy cosmic rays
prof. dr. A.M. (Ad M) van den Berg
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adriaan.van.den.berg rug.nl
+31 50 36 33629
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Professor
Theoretical Physics
prof. dr. E.A. (Eric A) Bergshoeff
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e.a.bergshoeff rug.nl
+31 50 36 34969
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Professor Theoretical High-Energy Physics
Astronomical instrumentation optics in the optical and near-infrared wavelength regime.
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j.a.van.den.born rug.nl
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PhD student
Field / Discipline
Cosmology, large scale structure of the universe, numerical simulation, statistical modelling
E.G.P. (Patrick) Bos, MSc
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e.g.p.bos rug.nl
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Graduate student
Field / Discipline
Cosmology, dark matter, galaxies, weak gravitational lensing, large-scale structure, cosmic web, voids, emergent gravity.
M.M. (Margot) Brouwer-Dijkman, MSc
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m.m.brouwer rug.nl
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PostDoc
Field / Discipline
Observational Extragalactic Astronomy. Multiwavelength studies of high-redshift galaxies.
prof. dr. K.I. (Karina) Caputi
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k.i.caputi rug.nl
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Associate Professor
Field / Discipline
Instruments for Astronomy
E. (Edgar) Castillo Dominguez, PhD
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e.castillo.dominguez rug.nl
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S. (Saikat) Chatterjee, PhD
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saikat.chatterjee rug.nl
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Field / Discipline
I am a theoretical astrophysicist and work on the topics of Galaxy formation, Epoch of Reionization, 21cm cosmology and Dark Matter.

I have recently written an extremely comprehensive review on "Early galaxy formation and its large-scale effects". The final version is now online and can be freely downloaded using this link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physrep.2018.10.002
dr. P. (Pratika) Dayal
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p.dayal rug.nl
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Associate Professor & Rosalind Franklin Fellow
Field / Discipline
Radio astronomy
Atomic Hydrogen in galaxies
Galaxy evolution
Data analysis

T. (Tirna) Deb
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t.deb rug.nl
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PhD student
Field / Discipline
dr. K. (Kateryna) Frantseva
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k.frantseva rug.nl
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Field / Discipline
Galaxy formation and evolution
Gas dynamics and flows to and from galaxies
Galactic dynamics and Dark matter
prof. dr. F. (Filippo) Fraternali
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f.fraternali rug.nl
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Full professor
Field / Discipline
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h.y.gan rug.nl
+31 50 36 37049
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PhD student
dr. F. (Federico) Garcia
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f.garcia rug.nl
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Postdoctoral Researcher
Field / Discipline
Nonlinear dynamics, time series analysis, variable star physics
S.V. (Sandip) George
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s.v.george umcg.nl
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Post doctoral researcher
Hydrodynamic and magnetohydrodynamic simulations on galactic and sub-galactic scales
A.E. (Asger) Groennow, PhD
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a.e.groennow rug.nl
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Field / Discipline
Nuclear Astrophysics and Astroparticle Physics are within the expertise of the fields mentioned.
prof. dr. M.N. (Muhsin) Harakeh
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m.n.harakeh rug.nl
+31 50 36 33554
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Emeritus Professor of Experimental Nuclear Physics
J. (Julia) Healy
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j.healy rug.nl
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PhD student
Field / Discipline
Milky Way formation and evolution
Galactic Dynamics
Galactic Archaeology
Dark Matter

prof. dr. A. (Amina) Helmi
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a.helmi rug.nl
+31 50 36 34045
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Professor
Field / Discipline
drs. T.A. (Theo) Jurriens
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t.a.jurriens rug.nl
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communication
Field / Discipline
A. (Alba) Kalaja, MSc
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a.kalaja rug.nl
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Field / Discipline
Star and Planet Formation & Astrochemistry
prof. dr. I.E.E. (Inga) Kamp
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i.e.e.kamp rug.nl
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Professor
Field / Discipline
High Energy Astrophysics
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k.karpouzas rug.nl
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Field / Discipline
21-cm cosmology, gravitational lensing, dark matter, galaxy structure, evolution & formation, stellar dynamics, interferometry
prof. dr. L.V.E. (Léon) Koopmans
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l.v.e.koopmans rug.nl
+31 50 36 36519
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Professor, Scientific Director of the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute
Field / Discipline
P.E. Mancera Piña, MSc
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p.e.mancera.pina rug.nl
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Field / Discipline
Resolved stellar populations
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d.massari rug.nl
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Field / Discipline
Radio astronomy; Gravitational lensing; AGN and star formation
prof. dr. J.P. (John) McKean
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j.p.mckean rug.nl
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Associate Professor (UHD)
Field / Discipline
High-energy Astrophysics 
prof. dr. R.M. (Mariano) Mendez
Contact
r.m.mendez rug.nl
+31 50 36 34093
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Professor
Field / Discipline
For a detailed overview of my research experience, please visit my personal website: https://www.astro.rug.nl/~mierlo/
S.E. (Sophie) van Mierlo, MSc
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s.e.van.mierlo rug.nl
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PhD Student
Field / Discipline
Radioastronomy, Active galactic nuclei (AGN), study of the interstellar medium in active galaxies
prof. dr. R. (Raffaella) Morganti
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r.morganti rug.nl
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Field / Discipline
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michael.muller rug.nl
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Field / Discipline
World leader in Astronomy and STEM Education and Evaluation.
J. (Jake) Noel-Storr, PhD
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j.noel-storr rug.nl
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Lecturer
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a.r.offringa rug.nl
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Field / Discipline
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v.c.i.peirano.bastias rug.nl
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PhD Student
Field / Discipline
Nearby Galaxies: structure, stellar populations, kinematics; Galaxy Formation and Evolution; Galaxy Evolution in Clusters
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r.f.peletier rug.nl
+31 50 36 36647
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Professor, Adjunct Director Master Astronomy
P.O. (Olmo) Piana, MSc
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p.o.piana rug.nl
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PhD student
Field / Discipline
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a.f.ramos.padilla rug.nl
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PhD student
Field / Discipline
High-Energy Astrophysics; Software development (Python); Data Analysis
E.M. (Evandro) Ribeiro
Contact
e.m.ribeiro rug.nl
+31 50 36 38689
Function
PhD candidate
Observational Methods in Astronomy
Galaxy Formation and Evolution
Applications of Machine Learning in Astronomy
T. (Teymoor) Saifollahi, MSc
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t.saifollahi rug.nl
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PhD student
Field / Discipline
Astro particle physics, cosmic rays;
Lightning Physics with LOFAR;
Theoretical particle physics
prof. dr. O. (Olaf) Scholten
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o.scholten rug.nl
Function
Professor
Galaxies, Galaxy Evolution, Large Astronomical Surveys, Astronomical Data processing, Astronomy in general.
Medical Visualization, DICOM, Anonimysation of patient data, DVH calculations.
Roman and Greek History, Ancient History.
dr. G. (Gert) Sikkema
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g.sikkema umcg.nl
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H.R. (Hannah) Stacey, MSc
Contact
h.r.stacey rug.nl
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PhD
Field / Discipline
- Physics of the interstellar medium and the formation of stars
- Molecular spectroscopy and radiative transfer
- Interstellar chemistry
- Exoplanets and astrobiology
prof. dr. F.F.S. (Floris) van der Tak
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f.f.s.van.der.tak rug.nl
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Adjunct professor Submillimeter astronomy
Field / Discipline
Resolved stellar populations in galaxies; chemical evolution of galaxies; stellar abundances; optical/IR instrumentation
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e.tolstoy rug.nl
+31 50 36 38323
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Professor
Field / Discipline
Stellar populations, chemical evolution of galaxies, astronomical instrumentation
prof. dr. S.C. (Scott) Trager
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s.c.trager rug.nl
+31 50 36 36625
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Professor
Field / Discipline
Astronomical information technology
prof. dr. E.A. (Edwin A.) Valentijn
Contact
e.a.valentijn rug.nl
+31 50 36 34011
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Professor
Galaxy structure, dynamics and evolution
Atomic Hydrogen in and around galaxies
Visible and Dark Matter distributions in galaxies
Radio astronomy, Integral Field Spectroscopy
prof. dr. M.A.W. (Marc) Verheijen
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m.a.w.verheijen rug.nl
+31 50 36 34077
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Associate Professor
Field / Discipline
K. (Kristiina) Verro
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k.verro rug.nl
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PhD student
Field / Discipline
cosmology, cosmic structure formation, large scale structure of the Universe, computational geometry & topology, history of astronomy
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m.a.m.van.de.weygaert rug.nl
+31 50 36 34086
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Professor
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m.van.de.weijgaert rug.nl
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Field / Discipline
prof. dr. W. (Wolfgang) Wild
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w.wild rug.nl
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Endowed professor
X-ray and gamma-ray emission from AGN. Statistics. Information systems for large data volumes.
O.R. (Rees) Williams
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o.r.williams rug.nl
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Target Scientific Project Manager
prof. dr. S. (Saleem) Zaroubi
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s.zaroubi rug.nl
+31 50 36 34055
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Professor
Field / Discipline
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