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prof. dr. L.V.E. Koopmans


Some major research projects:

  1. LOFAR: I'm co-PI of a key-project on the Low-Frequency Array that aims to be the first the detect and quantify neutral hydrogen in the first one billion year of the Universe with the goal to study early star and galaxy formation. This research in in part funded by an ERC grant. [co-PI]
  2. SKA: I'm deeply involved in helping to design the next-generation global Square Kilometre Array radio telescope SKA (LOW in particular) for direct tomographic observations of neutral hydrogen only a few hundred million year after the Big Bang, as well as prepare for one of its major key science projects.
  3. Euclid: I work together with the Euclid Strong-Lensing working group to develop tools to find and model new strong gravitational lens system that ESA's Euclid satellite (2019+) wil discover. [co-I]
  4. KiDS/VIKING: A new project to find strong gravitational lenses in the VST-KiDS survey, also as test-bed and preparation for Euclid. This research is in part funded by an VICI grant. [PI]
  5. SHARP: High-resolution follow-up of strong gravitational, using laser guide star adaptive-optics with Keck. The goals are to constrain e.g. dark-matter substructure in galaxies. [co-I]
  6. SLACS: The largest strong gravitational lensing survey to date, discovering ~150 lens systems from the SDSS with follow-up using HST, Keck, VLT, etc. The project involved development of state-of-the art lensing and dynamical modelling codes. Goals are the study of galaxy structure and evolution of massive early-type galaxies. [PI]


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