Short CV/Education and training

  • 1988
    BSc (Hons) Geophysics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

  • 1990
    Masters (“doctoraal”) Astronomy University of Leiden, the Netherlands

  • 1990 – 1995
    Graduate Student Research Assistantship, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

  • 1995 – 1996
    Postdoctoral Assistant, STScI, USA

  • 1996 – 1998
    ESA Postdoctoral Fellow Space Telescope – European Coordinating Facility, Garching, Germany

  • 1998 – 2000
    ESO Postdoctoral Fellow, European Southern Observatory, Garching, Germany

  • 2000 – 2001
    Gemini Support Scientist Oxford University UK

  • 2001
    KNAW Fellow and member of Faculty, Kapteyn Institute, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, NL

  • 2006
    Associate Professor, Kapteyn Institute, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, NL

  • 2011
    Full Professor, Kapteyn Institute, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, NL

Selected publications

  • Tolstoy, E., Hill, V. & Tosi, M. Star-Formation Histories, Abundances, and Kinematics of Dwarf Galaxies in the Local Group (2009) Annual Review Astron. & Astrophys. 47, 371

  • Tolstoy, E., Irwin, M.J., Helmi, A., Battaglia, G.,Jablonka P., Hill, V., Venn K., Shetrone, M.D., Letarte B.,Cole A.A., Primas, F., Francois P., Arimoto, N., Sadakane, K., Kaufer, A., Szeifert, T. & Abel T. Two distinct ancient components in the Sculptor Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy: First Results from DART (2004) ApJL, 617, 119

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • DART – Dwarf Abundances and Radial-velocities Team

  • Dutch PI, E-ELT/MICADO

  • Astronomy & Astrophysics Journal, Associate Editor

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • ESO – Extremely Large Telescope Design Reference Science Working Group, 2006-2012

  • ING (Isaac Newton Group), La Palma, board, dutch representative

  • NWO-VIDI – Dutch national funding committee, selecting postdoctoral fellowships for scientists with at least 3 years of postdoc experience, in mathematics, computer science and astronomy


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