Department of Physics

hendrik-van-eerten

Lecturer

Office: Wessex House, 3.48
Email: h.j.van.eerten@bath.ac.uk
Tel: +44(0)1225 38 3193

 

Dr Hendrik van Eerten

Biographical information

  • Lecturer, University of Bath, 2016
  • Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow, Max-Planck Insitute for Extraterrestrial Physics (Garching, Germany), 2013-2016
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Cosmology & Particle Physics, New York University (New York, USA), 2010-2013
  • PhD in Astrophysics, University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands), 2010
  • MSc in Theoretical Physics, University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands), 2005

Research Interests

I work on theory and computation in high-energy astrophysics, connecting models to astrophysical data as directly as possible. Most of my work has concentrated on gamma-ray bursts, cosmic explosions caused by colliding neutron stars or imploding extremely massive stars. In particular, I study the properties of the relativistic outflows that these explosions generate and how to understand their broadband radiation from radio to gamma rays. The methods employed by myself and my collaborators range from parallel relativistic hydrodynamics simulations to Bayesian statistics of model fitting to data.

Further research interests include related topics such as blazars, stellar tidal disruption events and microquasars.

Publications

Knust, F., Greiner, J., Van Eerten, H., Schady, P., Kann, D. A., Chen, T. W., Delvaux, C., Graham, J. F., Klose, S., Krühler, T., McConnell, N.J., Guelbenzu, A. N., Perley, D. A., Schmidl, S., Schweyer, T., Tanga, M. and Varela, K., 2017. Forthcoming. A long optical plateau in the afterglow of the Extended Emission short GRB 150424A. Evidence for energy injection by a magnetar? Astronomy & Astrophysics

Yu, H.-F., van Eerten, H. J., Greiner, J., Sari, R.'e., Bhat, P.N., von Kienlin, A., Paciesas, W. S. and Preece, R. D., 2016. The spectral sharpness angle of gamma-ray bursts. Journal of Astronomy and Space Sciences, 33 (2), pp. 109-117.

Varela, K., van Eerten, H., Greiner, J., Schady, P., Elliott, J., Sudilovsky, V., Krühler, T., van der Horst, A. J., Bolmer, J., Knust, F., Agurto, C., Azagra, F., Belloche, A., Bertoldi, F., De Breuck, C., Delvaux, C., Filgas, R., Graham, J. F., Kann, D. A., Klose, S., Menten, K. M., Nicuesa Guelbenzu, A., Rau, A., Rossi, A., Schmidl, S., Schuller, F., Schweyer, T., Tanga, M., Weiss, A., Wiseman, P. and Wyrowski, F., 2016. Microphysics and dynamics of the gamma-ray burst 121024A. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 589, A37.

Yu, H.-F., Preece, R. D., Greiner, J., Narayana Bhat, P., Bissaldi, E., Briggs, M. S., Cleveland, W. H., Connaughton, V., Goldstein, A., von Kienlin, A., Kouveliotou, C., Mailyan, B., Meegan, C. A., Paciesas, W. S., Rau, A., Roberts, O. J., Veres, P., Wilson-Hodge, C., Zhang, B.-B. and van Eerten, H. J., 2016. The Fermi GBM gamma-ray burst time-resolved spectral catalog:brightest bursts in the first four years. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 588, A135.

Yu, H. F., van Eerten, H. J., Greiner, J., Sari, R.'e., Narayana Bhat, P., von Kienlin, A., Paciesas, W. S. and Preece, R. D., 2015. The sharpness of gamma-ray burst prompt emission spectra. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 583, A129.

van Eerten, H. J., 2015. Simulation and physical model based gamma-ray burst afterglow analysis. Journal of High Energy Astrophysics, 7, pp. 23-34.

Greiner, J., Mazzali, P. A., Kann, D.A., Krühler, T., Pian, E., Prentice, S., Olivares E., F., Rossi, A., Klose, S., Taubenberger, S., Knust, F., Afonso, P. M. J., Ashall, C., Bolmer, J., Delvaux, C., Diehl, R., Elliott, J., Filgas, R., Fynbo, J. P. U., Graham, J. F., Guelbenzu, A. N., Kobayashi, S., Leloudas, G., Savaglio, S., Schady, P., Schmidl, S., Schweyer, T., Sudilovsky, V., Tanga, M., Updike, A. C., van Eerten, H. and Varela, K., 2015. A very luminous magnetar-powered supernova associated with an ultra-long ϒ-ray burst. Nature, 523 (7559), pp. 189-192.

Zhang, B.-B., van Eerten, H., Burrows, D. N., Ryan, G. S., Evans, P. A., Racusin, J. L., Troja, E. and MacFadyen, A., 2015. An analysis of Chandra Deep follow-up gamma-ray bursts:Implications for Off-axis Jets. Astrophysical Journal, 806 (1), p. 15.

Ryan, G., van Eerten, H., MacFadyen, A. and Zhang, B.-B., 2015. Gamma-Ray Bursts are Observed Off-axis. Astrophysical Journal, 799 (1), p. 3.

Yu, H. F., Greiner, J., van Eerten, H., Burgess, J. M., Narayana Bhat, P., Briggs, M. S., Connaughton, V., Diehl, R., Goldstein, A., Gruber, D., Jenke, P. A., von Kienlin, A., Kouveliotou, C., Paciesas, W. S., Pelassa, V., Preece, R. D., Roberts, O. J. and Zhang, B.-B., 2015. Synchrotron cooling in energetic gamma-ray bursts observed by the Fermi Gamma-Ray Burst Monitor. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 573, A81.

van Eerten, H. J., 2014. Gamma-ray burst afterglow plateau break time-luminosity correlations favour thick shell models over thin shell models. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 445 (3), pp. 2414-2423.

van Eerten, H., 2014. Self-similar relativistic blast waves with energy injection. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 442 (4), pp. 3495-3510.

Varela, K., Van Eerten, H. J., Greiner, J. and Schady, P., 2014. Constraining the fireball scenario of GRB afterglows with GROND and multi-wavelength data.

Knust, F., Greiner, J., Filgas, R. and Van Eerten, H. J., 2014. Fitting GRB afterglow broadband data to hydrodynamical simulations.

Greiner, J., Yu, H. F., Krühler, T., Frederiks, D. D., Beloborodov, A. M., Bhat, P. N., Bolmer, J., Aptekar, R. L., Elliott, J., Golenetskii, S. V., Graham, J. F., Hurley, K., Kann, D. A., Klose, S., Nicuesa Guelbenzu, A., Rau, A., Schady, P., Schmidl, S., Sudilovsky, V., Svinkin, D. S., Tanga, M., Ulanov, M. V., Varela, K., von Kienlin, A., Zhang, X. L. and Van Eerten, H. J., 2014. GROND coverage of the main peak of Gamma-Ray Burst 130925A.

van Eerten, H., 2013. Gamma-ray burst afterglow theory. Invited review for 7th Huntsville Gamma-Ray Burst Symposium, GRB 2013: paper 24 in eConf Proceedings C1304143

Gat, I., van Eerten, H. and MacFadyen, A., 2013. GRB afterglow blast wave encountering sudden circumburst density change produces no flares. 7th Huntsville Gamma-Ray Burst Symposium, GRB 2013: paper 26 in eConf Proceedings C1304143

Gat, I., van Eerten, H. and MacFadyen, A., 2013. No flares from gamma-ray burst afterglow blast waves encountering sudden circumburst density change. Astrophysical Journal, 773 (1), p. 2.

Ryan, G., van Eerten, H. and MacFadyen, A., 2013. Fitting afterglows with multi-dimensional simulations. 7th Huntsville Gamma-Ray Burst Symposium, GRB 2013: paper 26 in eConf Proceedings C1304143

Leventis, K., van der Horst, A. J., van Eerten, H. J. and Wijers, R. A. M. J., 2013. Applying an accurate spherical model to gamma-ray burst afterglow observations. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 431 (2), pp. 1026-1038.

van Eerten, H. and MacFadyen, A., 2013. Gamma-ray burst afterglow light curves from a Lorentz-boosted simulation frame and the shape of the jet break. Astrophysical Journal, 767 (2), p. 141.

Leventis, K., van Eerten, H. J., Meliani, Z. and Wijers, R. A. M. J., 2012. Practical flux prescriptions for gamma-ray burst afterglows, from early to late times. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 427 (2), pp. 1329-1343.

van Eerten, H. J. and MacFadyen, A. I., 2012. Observational implications of gamma-ray burst afterglow jet simulations and numerical light curve calculations. Astrophysical Journal, 751 (2), p. 155.

van Eerten, H., van der Horst, A. and MacFadyen, A., 2012. Gamma-ray burst afterglow broadband fitting based directly on hydrodynamics simulations. Astrophysical Journal, 749 (1), p. 44.

Van Eerten, H. and MacFadyen, A., 2012. Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglow Scaling Relations for the Full Blast Wave Evolution. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 747 (2), L30.

van Eerten, H. J., MacFadyen, A. I. and Zhang, W., 2011. An on-line library of afterglow light curves.

van Eerten, H. J., MacFadyen, A. I. and Zhang, W., 2011. Off-axis afterglow light curves from high-resolution hydrodynamical jet simulations.

Vlasis, A., van Eerten, H. J., Meliani, Z. and Keppens, R., 2011. Two-shell collisions in the gamma-ray burst afterglow phase. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 415 (1), pp. 279-291.

van Eerten, H. J. and MacFadyen, A. I., 2011. Synthetic off-axis light curves for low-energy gamma-ray bursts. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 733 (2), L37.

van Eerten, H. J., Meliani, Z., Wijers, R. A. M. J. and Keppens, R., 2011. Jet simulations and gamma-ray burst afterglow jet breaks. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 410 (3), pp. 2016-2024.

van Eerten, H., Zhang, W. and MacFadyen, A., 2010. Off-axis gamma-ray burst afterglow modeling based on a two-dimensional axisymmetric hydrodynamics simulation. Astrophysical Journal, 722 (1), pp. 235-247.

van Eerten, H. J., Leventis, K., Meliani, Z., Wijers, R. A. M. J. and Keppens, R., 2010. Gamma-ray burst afterglows from transrelativistic blast wave simulations. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 403 (1), pp. 300-316.

van Eerten, H. J., Meliani, Z., Wijers, R. A. M. J. and Keppens, R., 2009. No visible optical variability from a relativistic blast wave encountering a wind termination shock. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 398 (1), L63-L67.

van Eerten, H. J. and Wijers, R. A. M. J., 2009. From blast wave to observation.

van Eerten, H. J. and Wijers, R. A. M. J., 2009. Gamma-ray burst afterglow scaling coefficients for general density profiles. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 394 (4), pp. 2164-2174.

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