EPTA people

The European Pulsar Timing Array collaboration consists of members from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities, as well as those at various stages in their research careers. Here is a listing of our members.
First point of contact in the EPTA are the members of the Executive Committee: Gemma Janssen, Alberto Sesana, Joris Verbiest.

Stanislav Babak
Staff researcher
Albert Eintein Institute, Potsdam-Golm
email: stanislav [dot] babak [at] aei [dot] mpg [dot] de
Main interests: Searching for gravitational wave signals from inspiralling binary systems, modelling sources of gravitational waves
Enrico Barausse
Staff Researcher
Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris
email: barausse [at] iap [dot] fr
Main interests: Supermassive black hole binaries, tests of gravity with pulsars
Cees Bassa
Postdoctoral researcher
ASTRON
email: bassa [at] astron [dot] nl
Main interests: LEAP
Marta Burgay
Staff astronomer
INAF/Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari
email: burgay [at] ca [dot] astro [dot] it
Main interests: Pulsar searching and timing, multiwavelength observations of AMXPs, AXPs and RRATs
Nicolas Caballero
Postdoctoral researcher
MPIfR Bonn
email: caball [at] mpifr-bonn [dot] mpg [dot] de
Main interests: Gravitational wave detection with pulsar timing arrays, noise processes in pulsar timing, experimental gravity
David Champion
Staff researcher
MPIfR Bonn
email: champion [at] pulsarastronomy [dot] net
Main interests: EPTA
Siyuan Chen
PhD Student
University of Birmingham
email: schen [at] star [dot] sr [dot] bham [dot] ac [dot] uk
Main interests: Inference from PTA measurements
Ismaël Cognard
Staff astronomer
LPC2E-CNRS/Radiotélescope de Nançay
email: icognard [at] cnrs-orleans [dot] fr
Main interests: Instrumentation, millisecond pulsars, long-term timing, multi-wavelength observations, giant pulses
Alessandro Corongiu
Postdoctoral researcher
Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari
email: corongiu [at] ca [dot] astro [dot] it
Main interests: EPTA
Grégory Desvignes
Postdoctoral researcher
MPIfR Bonn
email: desvignes [at] mpifr-bonn [dot] mpg [dot] de
Main interests: Instrumentation, millisecond pulsars, long-term timing, binary evolution, pulsar surveys, P-alpha, ATA
Robert Ferdman
Lecturer
University of East Anglia
email: r [dot] ferdman [at] uea [dot] ak [dot] uk
Main interests: Millisecond pulsars, binary evolution, GR tests, long-term timing
Paulo Freire
Staff astronomer
MPIfR Bonn
email: pfreire [at] mpifr-bonn [dot] mpg [dot] de
Main interests: Relativistic binaries, binary evolution, GR tests
Madhuri Gaikwad
PhD student
MPIfR, Bonn
email:
Main interests:
Jonathan Gair
Reader
University of Edinburgh
email: jonathan [dot] gair [at] ed [dot] ac [dot] uk
Main interests: Fundamental physics, gravitational wave detection, the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA)
Janna Goldstein
PhD student
University of Birmingham
email: jgoldtsein [at] star [dot] sr [dot] bham [dot] ac [dot] uk
Main interests: Sky localisation
Eleni Graikou
PhD student
MPIfR, Bonn
email: egraikou [at] mpifr-bonn [dot] mpg [dot] de
Main interests:
Lucas Guillemot
Staff astronomer
LPC2E-CNRS/Radiotélescope de Nançay
email: lucas [dot] guillemot [at] cnrs-orleans [dot] fr
Main interests: Millisecond pulsars, long-term timing, multi-wavelength observations
Jason Hessels
Staff astronomer
ASTRON/Universiteit van Amsterdam
email: hessels [at] astron [dot] nl
Main interests: Millisecond pulsars, fast radio transients, low-frequency observations, pulsar searches, pulsars in globular clusters
Gemma Janssen
Staff astronomer
ASTRON
email: janssen [at] astron [dot] nl
Main interests: Pulsar timing, combining data sets from various telescopes, LEAP
Ramesh Karuppusamy
Postdoctoral researcher
MPIfR Bonn
email: ramesh [at] mpifr [dash] bonn [dot] mpg [dot] de
Main interests: LEAP
Mike Keith
Lecturer
JBCA/University of Manchester
email: michael [dot] keith [at] manchester [dot] ac [dot] uk
Main interests: Pulsar timing
Michael Kramer
Institute Director/Professor
MPIfR Bonn/University of Manchester
email: mkramer [at] mpifr-bonn [dot] mpg [dot] de
Main interests: Pulsar searching and timing
K.J. Lee
Research Professor
Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics
email: kjlee [at] pku [dot] edu [dot] cn
Main interests: LEAP
Lindley Lentati
Postdoctoral researcher
IoA/University of Cambridge
email: ltl21 [at] mrao [dot] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk
Main interests: (Bayesian) pulsar timing analysis, fundamental physics, galaxy evolution, epoch of reionisation
Kuo Liu
Postdoctoral researcher
MPIfR, Bonn, Germany
email: kliu [at] mpifr-bonn [dot] mpg [dot] de
Main interests: LEAP, profile stability
James McKee
Postdoctoral researcher
Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy
email: jmckee [at] mpifr-bonn [dot] mpg [dot] de
Main interests: Relativistic binaries, LEAP, precision timing, DM variations
Hannah Middleton
PhD Student
University of Birmingham
email: hannahm [at] star [dot] sr [dot] bham [dot] ac [dot] uk
Main interests:Inference from PTA gravitational wave measurements
Chiara Mingarelli
Marie Curie Research Fellow
MPIfR
email: mingarelli@gmail.com
Main interests: Looking for the stochastic gravitational wave background using Bayesian statistics
Stefan Osłowski
Postdoctoral researcher
Swinburne University of Technology
email:
Main interests: Precision pulsar timing, binary evolution, computational aspects of astrophysics
Benetge Perera
Postdoctoral researcher
Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
email: bhakthiperera [at] gmail [dot] com
Main interests: Pulsar timing, geometry modelling, emission mechanism
Delphine Perrodin
Research Scientist
INAF/Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari
email: delphine [at] oa-cagliari [dot] inaf [dot] it
Main interests: LEAP, Sardinia Radio Telescope commissioning, pulsar timing, gravitational wave detection
Antoine Petiteau
Associate professor
APC/Université Paris Diderot
email: petiteau [at] apc [dot] univ-paris7 [dot] fr
Main interests: Pulsar timing array data analysis, continuous gravitational wave source detection, gravitational wave background detection, millisecond pulsars, massive black hole binaries
Andrea Possenti
Observatory director/staff astronomer
INAF/Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari
email: possenti [at] ca [dot] astro [dot] it
Main interests: Pulsar searching and timing in radio, X-ray and gamma-ray bands
Sotirios Sanidas
Postdoctoral researcher
Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
email: sotiris [dot] sanidas [at] manchester [dot] ac [dot] uk
Main interests: Pulsar timing, gravitational wave background, cosmic strings
Alberto Sesana
Royal Society Research Fellow
University of Birmingham
email: asesana [at] star.sr.bham.ac.uk
Main interests: Massive black-hole binary systems and their gravitational wave signatures
Golam Shaifullah
Postdoctoral reseacher
ASTRON
email: shaifullah [at] astron [dot] nl
Main interests: (Long-term) millisecond pulsar timing, close and eclipsing binaries, signal processing for high-resolution pulsar observations
Benjamin Shaw
PhD student
Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
email: benjamin [dot] shaw [at] manchester [dot] ac [dot] uk
Main interests: Pulsar variability, glitches, high-B radio pulsars
Ben Stappers
Professor
JBCA/University of Manchester
email: Ben.Stappers [at] manchester [dot] ac [dot] uk
Main interests: Pulsar timing, emission mechanism, pulsar searching, instrumentation
Stephen Taylor
Postdoctoral researcher
Caltech/JPL
email: steve.taylor [at] tapir.caltech.edu
Main interests: Bayesian pulsar timing (array) data analysis, gravitational wave background detection
Caterina Tiburzi
Postdoctoral Researcher
MPIfR/Universität Bielefeld
email: ctiburzi [at] physik.uni-bielefeld.de
Main interests: Pulsar timing, polarisation, profile stability, Solar wind
Gilles Theureau
Staff astronomer
Observatoire de Paris/Radiotélescope de Nançay
email: theureau [at] cnrs-orleans [dot] fr
Main interests: Millisecond pulsars, long-term timing, multi-wavelength observations, stellar evolution, cosmology
Alberto Vecchio
Professor
University of Birmingham
email: av [at] star [dot] sr [dot] bham [dot] ac [dot] uk
Main interests: Gravitational wave detection, pulsar timing arrays, Advanced LIGO, compact objects, general relativity, cosmology
Joris Verbiest
Junior professor
Universität Bielefeld
email: verbiest [at] physik [dot] uni-bielefeld [dot] de
Main interests: (Long-term) millisecond pulsar timing, interstellar medium, LOFAR, close and eclipsing binaries
Weiwei Zhu
Postdoctoral researcher
MPIfR, Bonn
email: zhuww [at] mpifr-bonn [dot] mpg [dot] de
Main interests:
Former and honorary members
Patrick Brem
PhD student
Albert Eintein Institute Hannover
email: patrick [dot] brem [at] aei [dot] mpg [dot] de
Main interests: Modelling sources of gravitational waves
Walter Del Pozzo
University of Birmingham
email:
Main interests:
Ralph Eatough
Postdoctoral researcher
MPIfR Bonn
email: ralph [dot] eatough [at] pulsarastronomy [dot] net
Main interests: EPTA
Rutger van Haasteren
Einstein Postdoctoral Fellow
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
email: vhaasteren [at] gmail [dot] com
Main interests: Bayesian pulsar timing (array) data analysis, GWB detection
Axel Jessner
Staff astronomer
MPIfR Bonn
email: jessner [at] mpifr [dash] bonn [dot] mpg [dot] de
Main interests: EPTA
Antoine Lassus
Postdoctoral researcher
MPIfR Bonn
Email:alassus [at] mpifr-bonn.mpg.de
Main interests: Bayesian pulsar timing array data analysis, single source detection
Kosmas Lazaridis
Visiting postdoctoral researcher
MPIfR Bonn/Universität zu Köln
email: klazarid [at] mpifr-bonn [dot] mpg [dot] de
Main interests: Millisecond pulsar timing, radio spectra of magnetars
Patrick Lazarus
PhD student
MPIfR Bonn
email: plazarus [at] mpifr-bonn [dot] mpg [dot] de
Main interests: Pulsar searching and timing
Andrew Lyne
Staff astronomer
Jodrell Bank Observatory
Main interests: Pulsars
Maura Pilia
PhD student
Universita' degli Studi dell'Insubria/Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari
email: mpilia [at] ca [dot] astro [dot] it
Main interests: Gamma-ray observations of neutron stars, glitches
Mark Purver
Postdoctoral researcher
JBCA/University of Manchester
email: mark [dot] purver [at] postgrad [dot] manchester [dot] ac [dot] uk
Main interests: LEAP, radio frequency interference mitigation, profile stability
Pablo Rosado
Postdoctoral researcher
Swinburne University of Technology
email: prosado [at] swin.edu.au
Main interests: Modelling the stochastic gravitational wave background
Pau Amaro-Seoane
Group Leader Astrophysics
Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Eistein Institute), Potsdam
email: Pau [dot] Amaro-Seoane [at] aei [dot] mpg [dot] de
Main interests: The astrophysics of massive black-hole binary systems and their gravitational waves signature
Roy Smits
Postdoctoral researcher
ASTRON
email: smits [at] astron [dot] nl
Main interests: LEAP