dr. J.J.M. (Jean) in 't Zand

Astrophysics science group-U

Contact information

Telephone +31 (0)88 777 5718
Email address J.J.M.in.t.Zand@sron.nl
Profile webpage www.sron.nl/Jean_in_'t_Zand
Personal webpages www.sron.nl/~jeanz

Visiting address

Room 2.034
3584 CA Utrecht
The Netherlands

My profile description

Since 2002 I am permanent staff member of SRON, first at the High Energy Astrophysics Division and now in the Instrument Science Group.

My astro expertise lies with X-ray binaries, thermonuclear flashes on neutron stars and gamma-ray bursts. Most recently, my scientific work has focused on dynamical phenomena resulting from thermonuclear bursts (radiative pressure, relativistically expanding shells, accretion flows and their interaction). I am primarily an observer, employing (archives of) X-ray observatories such as XMM-Newton, Chandra, NICER, BeppoSAX, RXTE and Swift.

My instrument expertise lies with coded aperture imaging and simulation to support design work. As such I helped build the BeppoSAX Wide Field Cameras, HETE-II, MOXE, XMM-Newton and XEUS/Athena, and supported the conceptual development of EDGE, LOFT and eXTP. Since 2018, I am project manager of the LISA h/w project at SRON.

Apart from supervising many students of all levels, I have taught two courses at Utrecht University: stellar transients (together with Norbert Langer) and cosmology (with Tomas Procopec).