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Current Member

Bart Ripperda

NASA Hubble Fellow

Affiliation

Natural Sciences

Field of Study

Theoretical Astrophysics

Home Institution

Institute for Advanced Study

Bart Ripperda is a theoretical astrophysicist trying to connect fundamental plasma physics with observations of high-energy emission from black holes and neutron stars. While at IAS, Bart will study the plasma physics of these compact objects by using a novel combination of general-relativistic kinetic simulations and magnetohydrodynamics models.

Dates at IAS

Member
School of Natural Sciences
current

Degrees

KU Leuven
Ph.D.
2018
University of Cambridge
MASt
2014
Eindhoven University of Technology
M.Sc.
2013

Honors

2020
European Physical Society Plasma Physics Division PhD Research Award
2020
Einstein Medal (As part of the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration)
2020
Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics (As part of the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration)

Appointments

Princeton University/Flatiron Institute
2019–2022
Princeton/Flatiron Postdoctoral Fellow
Goethe University Frankfurt
2018–2019
Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow