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prof. dr. M.A.W. (Marc) Verheijen

Associate Professor
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  • The Evolving Universe (2004 - present): This course introduces the basic concepts of astronomy to non-science students from all non-science faculties of the university as well as students from the Northern Academy for Seniors and auditors. Part of the University Minor ‘Astronomy through Space and Time’
  • Observational Astronomy (2010 - present): Since the Blaauw Observatory on the Bernoulliborg has become operational, it has been used for several practical courses. I have spend countless evenings and nights supervising and teaching students at the observatory.
  • Physics of Stars (2015 - present): This 2nd-year Bachelor course (5 ECTS) was designed from scratch and discusses basic astrophysics of stellar structure, radiative processes, stellar atmospheres, nucleosynthesis and stellar evolution
  • Linear Algebra for Artificial Intelligence and Computer Sciences (2013
    and 2014)
  • Basic Detection Techniques (2011): I taught the module on optical and infra-red imaging techniques and used the Blaauw Observatory for tutorial sessions to study the adverse effects of the Earth’s atmosphere.
  • Capita Selecta Dark Matter in Spiral Galaxies (2009 and 2011)
  • Contemporary Research in Astronomy (2005 & 2006)

Students supervised:

  • Erik Duisterwinkel and Laurens-Jan Soer: A control system for the Blaauw Observatory dome
  • Vincent van Assen - Focal Ratio Degradation in Optical Fibres
  • Durk de Vries - a CCD positioner system for the Gratama telescope
  • Jorrit Hagen - Detecting streaming motions in spiral galaxies
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