Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2003
    Professor of Dynamics, Structure and Evolution of the Milky Way, Univ. of Groningen

  • 2002 – 2003
    NOVA Postdoctoral Fellow, Univ. of Utrecht

  • 2001 – 2002
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Inst. for Astrophysics

  • 2000
    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of La Plata

Selected publications

  • Authored or co-authored 164 refereed papers, 2 invited review papers (A&AR, New Astronomy Reviews), ~110 conference contributions (including invited reviews and talks), 5 popular papers; ~15000 citations (ADS); h-index: 62

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences, elected in 2017

  • Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities, elected in 2016

  • The Young Academy, Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences, elected in 2007, now Alumna

  • International Astronomical Union


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