I am a radio astronomer at ASTRON's radio observatory, mainly fooling around with LOFAR. I specialize in radio interferometry and polarimetry, software development, and public outreach. Within LOFAR, I am responsible for handling of coordinate systems and understanding the instrument in general. I am a member of the LOFAR magnetism key science project, and a member of the management team of the epoch of reionization key science project.
I have been at ASTRON since the summer of 2001. In 2011 I spent 5 months at NRAO Socorro, NM, working on holographic mapping of the EVLA dish surfaces.
I like automating things and solving problems in software. I mostly use Python and Common Lisp, but have written large programs in C++ before. Some of the stuff I write turns out to be useful for others. Those bits will be published here shortly.
A python implementation of RM-synthesis that reads and writes FITS files.