• Nijenborgh3

    9747 AG Groningen

    Netherlands

Persoonlijk profiel

Speerpunten

I am a theoretical cosmologist interested in using gravitational wave probes to advance our knowledge of the early universe.

Biosketch

Current positions:
- Assistant Professor (tenured), Van Swinderen Institute for Particle Physics and Gravity, University of Groningen
- Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Physics, The University of New South Wales

Previous positions:
- 2019-2020: Senior Lecturer, School of Physics, The University of New South Wales
- 2017-2019: Fixed-term Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University
- 2017-2018: Emmy Noether Fellow, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
- 2014-2016: Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Earth & Space Exploration, Arizona State University
- 2012-2014: Postdoctoral Research Associate, W. I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute, University of Minnesota
- 2010-2012: Postdoctoral Member, Institut fuer Theoretische Teilchenphysik und Kosmologie, RWTH Aachen University

Education:
- 2010: Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, University of Padova
- 2007: Master of Science in Physics, University of Texas at Austin
- 2003: Laurea in Physics, University of Salento at Lecce

Publications:
see link for full up-to-date record

PhD students:
- Martino Michelotti (The University of Groningen), 2021-2025 
- Ameek Malhotra  (The University of New South Wales), 2020-2024 
- Julius Wons (The University of New South Wales), 2019-2024

Master students (U. of Groningen):
- Josephine van Driel (2022-2023)
- Matthew Smith (2022-2023)

Bachelor students (U. of Groningen):
- 2022-23: Nicolo' Candiani, Gianmarco Morbelli, Andrei Secuiu
- 2021-22: Raluca Dragonici, Daniel van Dyk, Matthew Smith, Ashwin Vishwakarma
- 2020-21: Mattia Gentilini, Rick Beltman

Honors and awards:
- International Emerging Action grant (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris with University of Groningen, 2022-2023)
- Beate Naroska Visiting Professorship (University of Hamburg and DESY, 2021-2022) 
- Emmy Noether Visiting Fellowship (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, 2017-2018) 

Big Collaborations:
- LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna) Consortium: member since 2018
- ET (Einstein Telescope) Observational Science Board: member since 2021

Networks: 
- EuCAPT (the European Consortium for Astroparticle Theory)
- Ozgrav (Centre of excellence for gravitational wave discovery)

Service:
- Physics Board of Examiners Member (University of Groningen, from 2023)
- ET Collaboration Board Member (since 2022) 
- EuCAPT Steering Committee Member (since 2022)
- PhD School Organiser: First EuCAPT School: Cosmology (University of Valencia, 2023)
- Workshop Organiser: Mission: Spectro Polarimetry in the Microwave Sky (Lorentz Center, 2022)
- Workshop Organiser: Probing fundamental physics with CMB spectral distortions (CERN, 2018) 
- PhD external examiner for: Adriaan Duivenvoorden (University of Stockholm, 2019); Maria Mylova (Swansea University, 2020); Pritha Bari (University of Padova, 2023)
- Lecturer: Spring School on Particle Physics and Cosmology (University of Sydney, 2019)
- Assessor: Dirac Medal Selection Committee (University of New South Wales, 2018)

Teaching:
- From 2020 (University of Groningen): Advanced Mechanics, Gravitational Waves, Quantum Universe Student Seminar, Mathematical Physics
- 2019-2020 (University of New South Wales): Quantum Physics, General Relativity
- 2017-2019 (Case Western Reserve University): Classical mechanics, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

 

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