Visit by Tim de Zeeuw – University of Copenhagen

16 October 2014

Visit by Tim de Zeeuw

Tim de Zeeuw, Director General of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) is visiting the Niels Bohr Institute on 16-17 October 2014.

Tim de Zeeuw

Tim de Zeeuw's research concentrates on the formation, structure and dynamics of galaxies, including our own, the Milky Way. In Leiden, he led a group active in the construction of state-of-the-art dynamical models for galaxies, and their comparison to high-quality photometric and spectroscopic observations, with the aim of establishing the properties of dark matter halos around galaxies, probing the supermassive nuclear black holes, measuring the kinematics and dynamics of the different stellar populations, and ultimately understanding the process of galaxy formation. A significant second line of research is the study of the origin, structure, and evolution of young stellar groups in the Solar Neighbourhood.

Trained as a theorist in stellar dynamics, he gradually expanded his research to include the analysis and interpretation of observations, and also became involved in the development of new instrumentation.

Professor de Zeeuw is visiting with researchers from the Dark Cosmology Centre, STARPLAN, DTU Space, Aarhus, as well as representatives from the Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education.

He will give a public talk on Thursday, 16 October, in Auditorium A, Niels Bohr Institute, “ESO Present and Future”.