Freeke van de Voort
Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies
Hi. My name is Freeke, but it is not pronounced the way you think it is. I finished my PhD this year at Leiden Observatory
in The Netherlands, where I was working with Joop Schaye
, using cosmological, hydrodynamical simulations to study the growth of galaxies and haloes. In the past, I have also worked at STScI in Baltimore, at CRAL in Lyon, and at MPA in Munich.
After a short CosmoComp
IATE in Córdoba, Argentina, and a 4-year TAC
fellowship at UC Berkeley
I am now a Tschira
postdoctoral fellow at HITS
After growing up in the neighbouring villages Hulsel and Bladel, I lived in Leiden during my undergraduate carreer and in The Hague during my PhD.
I often went scuba diving with the Leiden Student Diving club
and keep a log
in Dutch. Exploring somewhat more tropical seas than the one back home is, of course, also part of the fun.
Before moving away, I played the bassoon in the The Hague student orchestra Valerius
and I hope to find a new orchestra as soon as my bassoon and me are reunited.
I believe that you will get the most out of living in a different country, if you speak its language, which is why I am trying to learn Spanish while I'm in Argentina. I also started taking tango classes. So far, my level in both Spanish and tango is that of 'enthusiastic beginner'.
I like long distance cycling and camping, which comes with having Dutch genes. I spend a good deal of my time traveling around in other countries, but not necessarily by bike.