Jacco Vink is Associate Professor at the University of Amsterdam. After obtaining his PhD at University Utrecht in 1999, he worked at the Institute Potsdam and was NASA Chandra fellow at Columbia University in New York. In 2005, after a brief position at SRON Utrecht, he became a faculty member at Utrecht University. In 2012 he was hired as a member of the UvA GRAPPA excellence center for astroparticle physics. He is an NWO Vidi grant recipient and was a member of the ESA Astronomical Working Group. Currently he is a member of the ESA Science Study Team for the candidate satellite mission XIPE.
Jacco Vink works in the field of high-energy astrophysics, mostly studying supernova remnants, but he has also published on neutron stars, AGN, and clusters of galaxies. Although interested in all aspects of supernova remnants, from the freshly synthesized atoms they contain to their dynamics, he currently focuses on their cosmic-ray acceleration properties, both from theoretical and observational perspectives. His studies include almost the entire range of the spectrum: radio, optical, X-rays and gamma-rays. He is a member of the H.E.S.S. Collaboration, which operates the H.E.S.S. gamma-ray observatory. He has taught courses on cosmology, high-energy astrophysics, compact stars, and astroparticle physics.
Supernova remnants, cosmic-ray acceleration, clusters of galaxies, gamma-rays, X-rays.