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Publication list

My publication list can best be viewed at the ADS

  • Portegies Zwart, S.F. & van den Heuvel, E.P.J., 2007, Nature 450, pp388 - 389 (preprint available at astro-ph/0711.2293 [and here], podcast of an interview with the first author)
  • Grindlay, Portegies Zwart, McMillan, 2006, Nature Physics v2, #2, pp116 - 119 (preprint available at astro-ph/0512654 [and here]),
  • Portegies Zwart et al. 2004 Nature 428, 724 (full paper, Supplementary information)
  • Publications about my work


    2009
  • VPRO Noorderlicht, Kettingvraag (23 oktober 2009)
  • De Standaard, Op zoek naar de zusjes van de zon (19 March 2009, Steven Stroeykens)
  • Finding Dulcinea, Solar Twins: Separating Look-Alikes From the s True Siblings (19 March 2009, Haley A. Lovett)
  • Scientific American, Seeking Out the Sun's Long-Lost Siblings (17 March 2009, Bruce Dorminey)
  • Koppernik, Oh brothers and sisters, where art thou (14 March 2009, editor)
  • MAROC.NL, Wetenschapper_vindt_spoor_naar_de_zon (15 March 2009, editor)
  • NU, Wetenschapper_vindt_spoor_naar_de_zon (15 March 2009, editor)
  • Trouw, Wetenschapper_vindt_spoor_naar_de_zon (15 March 2009, editor)
  • de Telegraaf, Spoor_naar_broers_en_zussen_zon (15 March 2009, editor)
  • New Scientist, How to find the Sun's long-lost siblings (12 March 2009, Govert Schilling)
  • Sky & Telescope, The long lost siblings of the Sun (10 February 2009, Alan MacRobert Apparently unable to correctly spell my family name)

  • 2008: Have not kept track of...
  • Folia, Sterren kijken zonder kijker (18 Jan 2008, Nadine Boker)

  • 2007
  • Folia, Sterrenkundigen vinden verklaring uitzonderlijke supernova (22 Nov 2007, Editor)
  • In Thaiwanese?, Someting about 2006gy (16 Nov 2007, Editor)
  • Kennislink.nl, Mega-explosie verdeelt sterrenkundigen (16 Nov 2007, Editor)
  • Kennislink.nl, Mega-explosie verdeelt sterrenkundigen (16 Nov 2007, Editor)
  • In Hoe?Zo! Teleac/NOT, (16 Nov 2007, interview with Ed van den Heuvel)
  • Scientific American, Brightest Supernova May Reignite (15 Nov 2007, JR Minkel)
  • Tiede, Kaksi selitysta supernovalle (15 Nov 2007, Editor)
  • Science.orf, Zwei Erklarungen Rekord-Supernova (15 Nov 2007, Editor)
  • AFP News brief, Record-busting supernova prompts new ideas on death of stars (15 Nov 2007, Editor)
  • e-News, Record-busting supernova prompts new ideas on death of stars (15 Nov 2007, Editor)
  • Cyberpresse Sciences, Une supernova géante a explosé plusieurs fois (15 Nov 2007, Editor)
  • AstroVersum, Mysterie van supernova SN2006gy opgelost (15 Nov 2007, Freek van der Hulst)
  • Berliner Zeitung, Eine Supernova mit extremer Leuchtkraft (15 Nov 2007, Editor)
  • Der Spiegel (ei), Sterne könnten Tod auf Raten sterbe (15 Nov 2007, Editor)
  • allesoversterrenkunde.nl, Multi-star pile-up caused brightest supernova (14 Nov 2007, Govert Schilling)
  • Science Guide, Supernova ontraadseld (14 Nov 2007, PG Kroeger)
  • Science NOW, Flashes of Insight Into Mondo Supernova? (14 Nov 2007, Phil Berardelli)
  • Tech&Science, Astronomie: Der hellste Stern am Himmelszelt (14 Nov 2007, by the editor)
  • Estadao, Coliseos e exploseos em serie explicam supernova gigante (14 Nov 2007, Carlos Orsi)
  • Telegraph, 'Hypernova' star death explained at last (14 Nov 2007, Roger Highfield)
  • National Geographic News, Competing Theories Proposed for Superbright Supernova (14 Nov 2007, Anne Minard)
  • New Scientist (also here, Multi-star pile-up caused brightest supernova (14 Nov 2007, Govert Schilling)
  • Noorderlicht, Recordsupernova kwam uit drukke buurt: Kettingbotsing van sterren ging vooraf aan reuzenklap (14 Nov 2007, Bruno van Wayenburg)
  • Space.com, Mystery Probed in Record-Setting Cosmic Explosion (14 Nov 2007, Dave Mosher)
  • Volkskrant, Goedkoop potje gamen tussen de sterrenhopen (26 May 2007, Govert Schilling)
  • Technisch weekblad, Astronomische rekenkracht uit gewone pc (30 May 2007, Daniel van den Bergh)
  • VPRO Noorderlicht, Melkweg in gamecomputer (25 May 2007, Bruno van Wayenburg)
  • Computable, Grid computing met grafische kaarten (24 May 2007, Jolein de Rooij)
  • Science guide, Rekenrevoutie in aantocht (17 May 2007)
  • Science guide, Ster schiet door heelal (27 March 2007, )
  • New Scientist, Speedy star may reveal middleweight black hole (24 Jan 2007)
  • NRC Handelsblad Science Section, Een beetje afstand houdt relatie van sterrenhopen gezond (4 Jan 2007)


  • 2006
  • Science guide, Sterrenstelsels verhuizen naar zwart gat (11 April 2006)
  • Kennislink.nl, Oeroude sterrenhoop gestript (8 February 2006 by Gieljan de Vries)
  • Astronomy Magazine, GRBs result of stellar swaps (January 2006, by Liz Kruesi)
  • Nature Physics, News and view, Blast from the past (preprint, , January 2006, by Stein Sigurdsson
  • Spacedaily, Neutron Star Swaps Lead To Short Gamma-Ray Bursts (February 2006)
  • What's New at the CfA, Neutron Star Swaps Lead to Short Gamma-ray Bursts (January 2006)
  • The Universe Today, Neutron Star Swapping Leads to Gamma-Ray Bursts (Tue, 31 January 2006)


  • 2005
  • New Scientist, Many planets may boast three rising suns (19 November 2005, by Hazel Muir)
  • Der Spiegel, Hunderte Planeten sollen drei Sonnen haben (17 November 2005)
  • VPRO Noorderlicht, Oplossing voor plenetenprobleem (9 November 2005, by Elmar Veerman)
  • Science now, The Black Hole That Wasn't (3 November 2005, by Govert Schilling)
  • Nature, News and views, The missing Black hole link, by Nate McCrady

  • 2004
  • De Volkskrant Melkweg heeft tweede zwart gat (Saturday 13 Nov. 2004)
  • Noorderlicht (VPRO radio, 18 Nov 2004 at 13:50)
  • Noorderlicht (VPRO radio, 19 Nov 2004 at 13:50)
  • Sky & Telescope (August 2004, P.20) How to build a midsize black hole by Robert Naeye
  • Radio (AM 747) program Hoe?Zo! by Teleac (2 July 2004, at 13:00).
  • LINUX Magazine (Juli 2004)
  • Kennislink.nl, Kettingbotsing produceert zwart gat (15 April 2004, by Arnout Jaspers)
  • Addict 3D (15 April 2004) Runaway stars may solve black hole riddle
  • Chandra press room (10 April 2004) Researchers Resolve Intermediate Mass Black Hole Mystery
  • IZV.inf (28 April 2004) Some Russian journal
  • Jornal de Ciencia (22 April 2004) Grupo propoe receita para buracos negros
  • NRC Handelsblad (24 April 2004) Middelzware zwarte gaten
  • Scientific American (28 April 2004) Colliding Stars May Form Intermediate Black Holesby
  • Sky & Teleskope (20 April 2004) Black hole construction zone by Robert Naeye
  • Life on national radio VPRO Noorderlicht (20 April 2004) missende zwarte gaten in het heelal. by van Hattum.
  • spaceflight now (19 April 2004) Intermediate mass black hole mystery resolved
  • I hope you read Greek (April 2004)
  • Nieuws Platform (April 2004) Vermiste zwarte gaten terecht
  • Vereniging voor sterrenkunde midden limburg (18 April 2004) Amsterdammers maken zwart gat
  • Korean article (16 April 2004) ^[$(CA_0#^[(B ^(C4\0h@G^[(B ^[$(C:m7"H&^[(B ...in Korean
  • Aljazeera (15 April 2004) Missing link found in black hole by the editor
  • de Volkskrant (18 April 2004) Amsterdammers vinden zwart gat by the editor
  • BBC news (15 April 2004) New support for black hole theory by Paul Rincon
  • space.com (15 April 2004) Runaway Star Collisions Create Black Holes by Robert Roy Britt
  • Polskie radio (14 April 2004) Astronomia: Czarna dziura w budowie
  • wissenschaft-online.de (14 April 2004) Sternencrash bei viel Verkehr by the editor
  • SETI-LN (14 April 2004) Op hol geslagen sterren mogelijk oorzaak middelgrote zwarte gaten Posted by CACDBA (New Scientist)
  • cnn.com (14 April 2004) Colliding stars may create black holes by Robert Roy Britt
  • New Scientist (14 April 2004) Runaway stars may solve black hole riddle by Maggie McKee
  • asahi.com (14 April 2004) ....
  • yahoo.jp (14 April 2004) ....
  • Noorderlicht (VPRO) (14 April 2004) Middengaten by Maarten Keulemans
  • Astronomy (March 2004) Black holes in the middle by Steve Nadis
  • Sky & Telescope (4 Febr 2004) Stellar Breakups by Pamela L. Gay
  • Sterrenhopen in de Supercomputer Educational material for High school students.
  • Globular Cluster Crystal Have your favorite globular cluster lasered in crystal (by David Fisher).
  • Computerondersteund modelleren Center for science and mathematics education
  • Werkstuk netwerk (projects for highschool children) by Jelle van den Berk.

  • 2003
  • Science magazine, Jan 3, 2003, by Robert Irion
  • Bubble sourse, Sept 2003: Immersive Dome Visualizations by Frank Summers
  • Space.com, Sept 2003: Searches for answers in a digital Universe by Erik Baard
  • NIW interview with an astrologer, Sept 3, 2003: Schoonheid in de ruimte by Joachim Wissel
  • Starlab release, July 29, 2003 by Clearinghouse staff
  • NOVA expert, March 28, 2003:
  • Triangle's News Jan 2003 Prof's research disproves black hole existence
  • Spaceflight now, Jan 16, 2003, Researchers seek 'heart' of black hole mystery
  • NRC Handelsblad, Jan 18, 2003, Computer ziet geen zwart gat
  • Volkskrant, Jan 18, 2003, Computer ziet geen zwart gat
  • Science daily January 10, 2003 by: Researchers Seek 'Heart' Of Black Hole Mystery

  • 2002
  • Het Parool Vrijdag 11 Oktober 2002, by: Bruno van Wayenburg Kuiper gordel in de CAVE
  • JOTA/NOT broatcast of Teleac/NOT Regiseur: Jan Vink, uitzending Zondag 1 December 17:40 uur, Sterrenhopen
  • Volkskrant, June 27, 2002, by Peter van Ammelrooy and Bart Dirks, Koralen en sterrenhopen op de supercomputer
  • Discovery Channel, June 3, 2002, 9pm EST Unfolding Universe (other broadcast dates are: June 4, 12am; June 8, 5pm; June 13, 10pm; June 14, 1am; June 16, 4pm) 2.5 million viewers by Karen Green
  • Science magazine, March 22, 2002, p. 1997, by Robert Irion Stellar Pair Whirls in a 5-Minute Dash (Japanese translation)
  • Academie news, Febr., 2002, by G. Schilling Simon Portegies Zwart stopt het heelal in een doosje
  • Space, Febr 21, 2002, by Tariq Malik Possible Origin for Supermassive Black Holes
  • Science, January 25, 2002, p.616, by G. Schilling, Black Holes: Mass Matters
  • World Scientific Sept 2003, in a special section of International Journal of Physics D gathers (the paper) Gravitational Thermodynamics and Black-Hole Mergers

  • 2001
  • MIT Tech Talk, 6 June 2001 by D. Halber Space researcher is using prototype of the world's fastest computer (see also Hirbod Rayane Co.)
  • BU Bridge, 5 November 1999 Holy quantum singularities!
  • Research Brief, 4 November 1999 by J. Zazinski

  • 2000
  • Astronomy, 6 December 2000 by D. Berrey Planetarium Test Bed: Astrophysics and models at the Hayden
  • Utrechts nieuwsblad Botsende sterren leiden tot nieuwe inzichten in de sterrenkunde
  • Cosmic Collisions Rejuvenate Stars (June 9 2000)

  • 1999
  • Empieza la caza de ondas gravitatorias (27 Oct 1999)
  • New York times 26 October 1999 by J. Glanz On a Galaxie's assembly line, where black holes merge (see also Archive at Drexel University)
  • Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Natuurkunde, Januari 2001 Hoe vaak botsen zwarte gaten?
  • Science 9 Junie 2000, by G. Schilling Cosmic Collisions Rejuvenate Stars (see also for the Korean version
  • Empieza la caza de ondas gravitatorias 27 October 1999 by J. Glanz
  • Empieza la caza de ondas gravitatorias on 27 October 1999 by J. Glanz El observatorio LIGO, en EE UU, podrá detectar los efectos de colisiones de agujeros negros
  • Science News on 9 June 2000 by G. Schilling Cosmic Collisions Rejuvenate Stars
  • World Scientific Gravity Research Foundation Essays for the year 2000 Publishing at the cutting edge of science and technology
  • ABC News 6 June 2000 by A. Orion Number-Crunching GRAPE 6
  • Bibliography of Hans Bethe
  • Some photographs on July 2001 by P.Teuben (also creator of the from picture of this home page)

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