I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, working on the Large European Array for Pulsars (LEAP) project.
Research InterestsI am interested in high precision timing of pulsars to constrain the gravitational wave background. As part of the European Pulsar Timing Array I am involved in the LEAP project; developing the framework for using the large European radio telescopes as a phased array. Furthermore, I am interested in binaries containing compact objects such as pulsars and white dwarfs. Using multiwavelength observations I try to study these objects.
Brief Curriculum Vitae
|1997-2002||Undergraduate student at the Astronomical Insitute of the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands.|
|2003-2006||PhD student at the Astronomical Institute of the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands.|
|2007-2008||Postdoctoral research assitant at the Physics Department of McGill University, Canada.|
|2008-2009||Postdoctoral research assitant, shared between the Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON) in Utrecht and the Physics Department of the University of Nijmegen.|
Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
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