Prof. Saleem Zaroubi

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I am an astrophysicist at the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, Faculty of Mathematics & Natural Sciences, University of Groningen. My field of research is cosmology - the science that studies the Universe as a physical entity and explores its overall properties, formation and evolution. In particular, I work on various issues related to the formation and evolution of the Large Scale Structure of the Universe as probed by a number of astrophysical tracers (i.e., galaxy peculiar velocities, redshift galaxy surveys, Cosmic Microwave Background anisotropy, the Lyman-α forest obsevred in the spectra of distant quasars and the 21 cm hyperfine spin-flip transition of neutral hydrogen).

Currently, my main scientific activity is centered on studying the Epoch of Reionisation (EoR) of the Universe -- the period during which the gas in the Universe tansformed from neutral to ionised. More specifically, I am a member of the LOFAR-EoR key Science project of the LOFAR radio telescope, which is the most promising instrument for studying this epoch. LOFAR is expected to start collecting data by the end of 2012.

The LOFAR EoR Project
Contact information:

Kapteyn Astronomical Institute,
Landleven 12,
9747 AG, Groningen,
The Netherlands

Office phone : +31-50-3634055
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