Group

 

Prof. dr. Léon Koopmans


Current Graduate Students:

  • Hannah Stacey, Gravitationally lensed star-formation at high and low frequencies
  • (w/McKean as primary advisor) — Defending on March 20, 2020 !
  • Dorota Bayer, HST-data modelling and power-spectra of galaxy mass distributions
  • Simon Gazagnes, Pattern Recognition, Connected Operators, LOFAR imaging
  • Hyoyin Gan, Systematic effects in EoR data
  • Laurant Legrand, The emergence of galaxies in the epoch of reionization.
  • Kirill Rudakov, Modelling and developing array receiver prototypes (external advisor)

Current Post-doctoral Researchers:

  • Florent Mertens, Wide-field & High-Dynamic Range Imaging, Diffuse Galactic Emission, EoR foreground removal and power-spectra analyses.
  • Brian Hare [VENI Fellow], Lighting with LOFAR

Current Undergraduate Students:

  • Akshatha Vydula, 21-cm absorption and RRLs in LOFAR NCP data

Former Group Members.

Former PhD Students:

2015 – 2019: Christiana Spingola, Topic: VLBI/ALMA data of strong lensing (w/McKean as primary advisor) (now: PDR at Univ. of Bologna) 2014 – 2019: Enrico Petrillo, Topic: Neural Network lens finders and KiDS lens survey (LinKS) (now: IBM) ; 2014 – 2019: Bharat Gehlot,  Topic: Low-frequency sky with LOFAR-LBA & AARTFAAC data (now: PDR at ASU, US); 2014 – 2019: Sampath Mukherjee, Topic: Strong-lens simulations in different galaxy formation scenarios (now: PDR in Liege); 2014 – 2019: Saikat Chatterjee, Topic: Statistical modelling of strong lenses (now: postdoc Kapteyn); 2014 – 2018: Matthijs Dries, Topic: Low-mass IMF modelling (now: Insurance); 2012 – 2016 Khan Muhammad Bin Asad Topic: Galactic FG and Physics and impact on EoR 21-cm observations (now: PDR at SKA office in Cape Town) 2011 – 2015 Harish Vedantham Topic: Novel observing modes with LOFAR/SKA (now: Millikan Fellow Caltech) Graduated 26 June 2015 (Promotor) 2009 – 2013 Chiara Spiniello Topic: Integral Field Spectroscopy of Strong Lenses (now: MPA Fellow) Graduated 4 Oct. 2013 (Promotor) 2006 – 2010 Panos Labropoulos Topic: EoR 21-cm signal extraction Graduated 16 Sep. 2010 (Promotor) (now: Bright Computing) from the LOFAR data 2006 – 2010 Vibor Jelic Topic: Foreground contamination for the EoR Graduated 7 May 2010 (co-Promotor) (now: Faculty Zagreb) 2006 – 2010 Simona Vegetti Topic: Non-Parametric Strong Lensing (now: MPRG Group Leader) & CDM Substructure Graduated 26 Mar. 2010 (Promotor) 2004 – 2009 Alicia Berciano-Alba Topic: Lensing by clusters & Flux-ratio Anomalies (now: SHELL) (Jointly with dr. M. Garrett at JIVE). Graduated 9 Nov. 2009 (Promotor) 2005 – 2009 Matteo Barnabe Topic: Combining Lensing & Stellar Dynamics. Graduated 27 Mar. 2009 (First Supervisor) (now: PDR at MPA) 2005 – 2009 Rajat Thomas Topic: Reionization Simulations for LOFAR Graduated 20 March 2009 (co-Promotor) (now: Neuroscience)


Former Post-docs:

2016 – 2019 Millad Sardarabadi, Project: Interferometer Calibration and Algorithms (now: TNO); 2015 – 2019 Modhurita Mitra, Project: SKA data simulations and LOFAR direction-dependent gain analyses; 2015 – 2019 Giorgos Vernardos, Project: Strong-lens modelling, QSO searches, Microlensing; 2015 – 2018: Crescenzo Tortora, Project: KiDS Lens Spectroscopy, Compact galaxies, Galaxy evolution, Emergent Gravity (now: University of Florence); 2012 – 2015 Abhik Ghosh Project: EoR Data Analysis and ML Inversions (now: SKA Fellow in Cape Town) 2011 – 2014 Soobash Daiboo Project: 3D Ionospheric effects on low-frequency wide-field observations (now: Obs. de Paris/…) 2010 – 2013 Panos Labropoulos Project: EoR 21-cm signal extraction from the LOFAR data (now: Bright Computing; San Diego) 2006 – 2010 Oliver Czoske Project: 2D Stellar Kinematics of Lens Galaxies (now: Univ. of Vienna) from VLT VIMOS-IFU data. Former GPU Programmer: 2011 – 2012 Vamsi Krishna Veligatla Project: GPU programming EoR Cluster (now: Bangalore)


Former Undergraduate Students:

2011 Sander Bus Project: Power-spectra of lens anomalies and galaxy mass distributions 2011-12 Ronniy Joseph Project: Optimal array configuration of SKA for 21-cm observations 2011-12 Robin Kooistra Project: Numerical simulations of lens anomalies