Marijn van Nijhuis

Marijn van Nijhuis studied applied physics at the TU Delft and worked several years as a physics teacher. She has been a physics teacher trainer and a researcher within the research group Curriculum Development in Primary and Secondary Education at Utrecht University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool Utrecht) since 2019. She is also involved with the NVOX magazine about science teaching as a final editor. She will work in the DBHC on various educational material about black holes (see WP7).

Klaas Landsman 

Klaas is a Professor of Mathematical Physics at the Radboud University (RU). Recently he wrote a book about black holes with the title "Foundations of General Relativity". This book is freely available trough this link. 

Béatrice Bonga

Béatrice is an assistant professor in High Energy Physics at the Radboud University Nijmegen (RU) doing theoretical physics. In particular, she focusses on foundational questions in general relativity and predictions for future gravitational-wave observatories such as the Einstein Telescope (ET) and LISA.

Shahar Shani-Kadmiel

Shahar works as a seismologist in the RDSA (Research and Development Seismology and Acoustics) department at the KNMI. He has a BSc in Earth Sciences with a Geological Engineering major, and an MSc and a PhD in Computational Seismology. For his postdoc he moved to The Netherlands to work on seismo-acoustic coupling, infrasound, and hydro-acoustics. 

Ad Maas

Ad is conservator at Rijksmuseum Boerhaave. He studied economic history in Nijmegen. A twist of fate brought him to the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Amsterdam for a PhD research on the history of physics in Amsterdam between 1877 and 1940. After a year of research at the Max Planck Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte in Berlin, he ended up in 2003 at Rijksmuseum Boerhaave. He will help us set up an exposition about black holes at Boerhaave.  

Mischa Horninge

Mischa is productmanager at Columbus Earth Center, Museumplein Limburg. 

Mark Beker

Mark is CEO at Innoseis Sensor Technologies. When Mark Beker was doing his promotional research at Nikhef*, he and professor Jo van den Brand came up with the idea of using gravitational wave technology (gravity wave technology) for new, commercial purposes. They founded Innoseis and became the guiding CEO and CTO.

Enzo Tapia (PhD)

Enzo is from Valparaíso, Chile. He is an electronics engineer who worked for optical telescopes (ESO, Paranal) in the north of Chile for a short period. After that, he got interested in gravitational wave (GW) detectors and worked for the commissioning of the KAGRA GW detector in Japan. Now he is a PhD candidate at the Nikhef gravitational waves group and a member of the Virgo collaboration. Some of his research topics are multivariable control and interferometry. In parallel to that he will be working on the direct measurement of coating thermal noise for future GW detectors like the Einstein Telescope (ET). Apart from his interest in GW, he likes to play board games and training capoeira.


Ben Freivogel

Ben works at the UvA and studies violations of causality in quantum gravity. Within the DBHC he will be involved in WP4. He also knows a lot about wormholes!