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# Prof. dr. L.V.E. (Léon) Koopmans
Telephone +31 50 363 6519
Room 160
Address Landleven 12
9747 AD  Groningen, The Netherlands
Function Adjunct Hoogleraar
Research I am interested in observational, theoretical and computational astrophysics, in particular their interplay. Currently my main research areas are gravitational lensing, stellar dynamics, galaxy formation and radio astronomy. I am PI of the largest galaxy-scale strong lensing survey to-date, SLACS, and am particularly interested in the mass structure and evolution of early-type galaxies and the level of their mass-substructure (dark and luminous). I am also involved in the development of the Low-Frequency Array (LOFAR) and co-PI of the LOFAR Epoch of Reionization (EoR) Key-Science-Project, trying to detect HI emission at redshifts z>6.
Teaching I have taught a wide variety of course. In 2013 I will teach a course on Radiative Processes and a course on Stellar Physics.
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