Ed van den Heuvel

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Ed van den Heuvel
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Ed van den Heuvel, July 2007
Born (1940-11-02) 2 November 1940 (age 78)
NationalityDutch
Alma materUtrecht University
Known forcompact objects, gamma ray bursts
AwardsSpinoza Prize (1995), Descartes Prize (2002)
Scientific career
FieldsAstronomy
InstitutionsUniversity of Amsterdam
WebsiteWebsite of Ed van den Heuvel

Edward Peter Jacobus (Ed) van den Heuvel (born 2 November 1940) is a Dutch astronomer and emeritus professor at the Astronomical Institute Anton Pannekoek of the University of Amsterdam.[1]

Early life[change | change source]

Van den Heuvel was born in Soest, The Netherlands. He studied mathematics, physics and astronomy at the Utrecht University.

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Van den Heuvel is well known for his work on the formation and evolution of compact astrophysical objects such as neutron stars, black holes, and white dwarfs in binary systems, and for his investigation of gamma ray bursts. During his career he held jobs at (amongst others) the University of California, Utrecht University, Institute for Advanced Study, and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

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