Dr. Jan-Pieter Paardekooper has obtained his PhD 2010 at Leiden University, where he worked with Vincent Icke on the development of SimpleX, a radiative transfer code for ionising radiation that uses a Delaunay triangulation for the transport of photons. In addition, he looked at escape fractions of ionising radiation in high-redshift galaxies. In 2010 he moved to Sadegh Khochfar's TMoX group at MPE in Garching. There he studied the contribution of the first stars and galaxies to cosmic reionisation using cosmological hydrodynamics simulations of galaxy formation post-processed with radiative transfer.
At ITA, he will work in Ralf Klessen's research group to study the effect of photo-ionisation feedback on the formation of the first stars and galaxies.
His office is located at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics.
Dr. Jan-Pieter Paardekooper