About me

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I am a first year astrophysics graduate student at the Center for Astrophysics, Harvard in Cambridge, MA. My research interests so far include astrostatistics, binary evolution, compact objects (neutron stars and black holes) and gravitational waves. I 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, Edinburgh, Birmingham (U. of Birmingham) and Melbourne (Monash), I now started my PhD at Harvard University.

In my current research I work on the mergers between black holes and neutron stars (BH-NS). I work at Harvard in the Cosmic Transient group of Edo Berger and am in addition also an active member of the COMPAS group.