I am Senior Astronomer in the Astronomy Group at ASTRON and I am Professor of Astronomy at the Kapteyn Institute at the University of Groningen (NL).
Read about my ERC Advanced Grant, RadioLife, the group working with me, and the papers we have published
My research interests: study of the gas and its role in active galactic nuclei, study of the interaction between the gas and the radio plasma, exploring the life-cycle of radio sources using low frequency observations (LOFAR). study of the gas (and in particular neutral hydrogen @ 21 cm) in the evolution of early-type galaxies.
In 2014, I received the Honor of “Commendatore della Stella d’Italia” (Commander in the Order of the Star of Italy) from the Italian Ambassador in the Netherlands, Francesco Azzarello.
News and recent papers:
- Feedback from low-luminosity radio galaxies: B2 0258+35, Murthy, Morganti et al. A&A in press
- LOFAR first look at the giant radio galaxy 3C 236, Shulevski et al. A&A 628, 10
- LOFAR Nearby AGN WG workshop, Dublin UC June 2019
- “The interstellar and circumnuclear medium of active nuclei traced by HI 21 cm absorption” in The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review.
- “Archaeology of active galaxies across the electromagnetic spectrum” invited review, Nature Astronomy Aug 2017
- Invited review “The Many Routes to AGN Feedback“
- HI absorption Workshop ASTRON, 29-31 Aug 2018
One night I was, as usual, observing the sky with my telescope. I noticed that a sign was hanging from a galaxy a hundred milion light-years away. On it was written: I SAW YOU.