Welcome on my webpage!
I am a third year astrophysics graduate student at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian in Cambridge, MA. My research interests include astro-statistics, binary evolution, compact objects (neutron stars and black holes) and gravitational waves. I particularly also enjoy integrating statistical techniques to help tackling open questions in today’s Big Data Astronomy.
I completed a double Bachelor degree in ‘Mathematics’ and ‘Physics & Astronomy’ at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) in 2017. After that I obtained my MSc. degree in one year from the University of Amsterdam. I further studied in Sweden (Lund), and pursued research projects as part of international summer programs in the US (Washington DC), Denmark (Copenhagen) and The Netherlands. After doing short research fellowships in Amsterdam (UvA), Edinburgh, Birmingham (U. of Birmingham) and Melbourne (Monash), I am now pursuing my PhD at Harvard University.
In my current research I work on the mergers between black holes and neutron stars (BH-NS), NS-NS and BH-BHs and binary evolution population synthesis simulations. I work at Harvard in the Cosmic Transient group of Edo Berger and am in addition also an active member of the COMPAS group.
Besides my research, I enjoy spending time and energy on doing several other things for the Astronomy Community including initiating a facebook group to support early-career astronomers, an conference session at the EAS for early-career astronomers and their supporters as well as BH-NS systems, I mentor and supervise students, give outreach talks and am in several organizing committees. See for more information the other pages on this website.