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Research interests

I work on theory and computation in high-energy astrophysics, connecting models to astrophysical data as directly as possible. Most of my work has concentrated on gamma-ray bursts, cosmic explosions caused by colliding neutron stars or imploding extremely massive stars. In particular, I study the properties of the relativistic outflows that these explosions generate and how to understand their broadband radiation from radio to gamma rays. The methods employed by myself and my collaborators range from parallel relativistic hydrodynamics simulations to Bayesian statistics of model fitting to data.

Further research interests include related topics such as blazars, stellar tidal disruption events and microquasars.

Teaching interests

I am involved in teaching of a number of computational (astro-)physics units and astrophysics theory units. These include programming in C, Computational Astrophysics, Fluid Dynamics in Physics and Astrophysics and high-energy astrophysics. I supervise bachelor and master students on a regular basis for their projects.

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Research Output 2005 2018

A long-lived neutron star merger remnant in GW170817: constraints and clues from X-ray observations

Piro, L., Zhang, B., Troja, E., Ryan, G., Van Eerten, H., Ricci, R., Wieringa, M. H., Tiengo, A., Butler, N., Cenko, S. B., Fox, O. D., Khandrika, H. G., Novara, G. & Sakamoto, T., 5 Nov 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

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A luminous blue kilonova and an off-axis jet from a compact binary merger at z=0.1341

Troja, E., Ryan, G., Piro, L., Van Eerten, H., Cenko, S. B., Yoon, Y., Lee, S. -K., Im, M., Sakamoto, T., Gatkine, P., Kutyrev, A. & Veilleux, S., 16 Oct 2018, In : Nature Communications. 9, 4089, 4089.

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Gamma Rays
gamma ray bursts
Gamma rays
gravitational waves
Gravity waves

Gamma-ray burst afterglow blast waves

Van Eerten, H., 1 Oct 2018, In : International Journal of Modern Physics D. 27, 13, 46 p., 1842002.

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Gamma-ray Bursts
gamma ray bursts

Large-amplitude late-time radio variability in GRB 151027B

Greiner, J., Bolmer, J., Wieringa, M. H., van der Horst, A., Petry, D., Schulze, S., Knust, F., de Bruyn, G., Krühler, T., Wiseman, P., Klose, S., Delvaux, C., Graham, J. F., Kann, D. A., Moin, A., Guelbenzu, A. N., Schady, P., Schmidl, S., Schweyer, T., Tanga, M. & 3 othersTingay, S. J., Van Eerten, H. & Varela, K., 1 Jun 2018, In : Astronomy & Astrophysics. 614, 8 p., A29.

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radio observation
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Long optical plateau in the afterglow of the short GRB 150424A with extended emission: Evidence for energy injection by a magnetar?

Knust, F., Greiner, J., Van Eerten, H., Schady, P., Kann, D. A., Chen, T. W., Delvaux, C., Graham, J. F., Klose, S., Krühler, T., McConnell, N. J., Guelbenzu, A. N., Perley, D. A., Schmidl, S., Schweyer, T., Tanga, M. & Varela, K., Nov 2017, In : Astronomy & Astrophysics. 607, 11, 12 p., A84.

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Open Access