Freeke van de Voort



HITS 2016


Welcome to my new website. In December 2018 I started my new postdoc position at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching, Germany. For those of you who are wondering: my first name, Freeke, rhymes with "Brake a [leg]" and my last name, van de Voort, means "of the Ford" and hence one emphasizes Voort. Previously, I worked at HITS and Yale as a Tschira fellow and at UC Berkeley and Academia Sinica as a TAC-ASIAA fellow. In 2012 I obtained my PhD on The growth of galaxies and their gaseous haloes at Leiden University.

My research focuses on the study of galaxy formation for which I generally use cosmological, (magneto)hydrodynamical simulations. I am interested in the evolution of galaxies and the circum- and intergalactic medium. More specifically, I study the gas flows between these different regions and how they influence chemical enrichment. My work emphasizes the connection between simulations and observations, because we need both in order to understand how the universe works.

If you would like to contact me, you can send me an email (freeke"-at-"mpa-garching.mpg.de) or come visit me at MPA (office 282).

Last modified on 2 Mar 2019