I am Professor of Astronomy at the Kapteyn Institute in Groningen
I have obtained an ERC Advanced Grant in 2012, read about my project: RadioLife
My research interests are: study of the gas and its role in active galactic nuclei, study of the interaction between the gas and the radio plasma, study of the gas (and in particular neutral hydrogen @ 21cm) in the evolution of early-type galaxies, understanding the life-cycle of radio sources using low frequency observations (LOFAR), deep fields.
One night I was, as usual, observing the sky with my telescope. I noticed that a sign was hanging from a galaxy a hundred milion light-years away. On it was written: I SAW YOU.