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mw. prof. dr. S.B. (Sera) Markoff


  • Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica
    API
  • Bezoekadres
    Science Park A
    Science Park 904  Amsterdam
    Kamernummer: C4.115
  • Postadres:
    Postbus  94249
    1090 GE  Amsterdam
  • S.B.Markoff@uva.nl
    T: 0205257478
    T: 0205257491

Profile

Sera Markoff is Professor at the University of Amsterdam. Following her PhD in Theoretical Astrophysics from the University of Arizona in 2000, Sera held a Humboldt Research Fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (Germany) and a National Science Foundation Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship at MIT (USA). In 2006 she started as faculty at UvA, where she has received NWO Vidi (2007) and Vici grants (2015), as well as an EU Marie Curie ITN (2008). She was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2014, and a Tinsley Centennial Visiting Professor at UT Austin in 2015.

Research and Teaching

Sera studies accretion processes around compact objects. Most recently she strives to understand how black holes release and channel energy into various forms such as radiation, high-energy particles and outflows, and how these outputs impact their surroundings. Sera’s research straddles theory and observation, and astrophysics and astroparticle physics; she is also an active member of GRAPPA. She enjoys teaching and has implemented several interactive techniques in her BSc course “Introduction to
Cosmology” and MSc course “High-Energy Astrophysics: Radiative Processes and Relativistic Flows”. She is a science WG coordinator for the next-generation TeV facility Cherenkov Telescope Array, and sits on the Science Council of the Event Horizon
Telescope.

Keywords

Compact objects, accretion physics, jets and particle acceleration, multimessenger signals.

2017

  • Bower, G. C., Dexter, J., Markoff, S., Rao, R., & Plambeck, R. L. (2017). What Is the Hidden Depolarization Mechanism in Low-luminosity AGNs? Astrophysical Journal Letters, 843(2). DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/aa7b2e 
  • Romero, G. E., Boettcher, M., Markoff, S., & Tavecchio, F. (2017). Relativistic Jets in Active Galactic Nuclei and Microquasars. Space Science Reviews, 207(1-4), 5-61. DOI: 10.1007/s11214-016-0328-2  [details] 
  • van Oers, P., Markoff, S., Uttley, P., McHardy, I., van der Laan, T., Donovan Meyer, J., & Connors, R. (2017). A jet-dominated model for a broad-band spectral energy distribution of the nearby low-luminosity active galactic nucleus in M94. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 468(1), 435-450. DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stx514 
  • Connors, R. M. T., Markoff, S., Nowak, M. A., Neilsen, J., Ceccobello, C., Crumley, P., ... Nip, J. E. (2017). Mass-scaling as a method to constrain outflows and particle acceleration from low-luminosity accreting black holes. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 466(4), 4121-4137. DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stw3150 
  • Dournaux, J-L., De Franco, A., Laporte, P., White, R., Greenshaw, T., Sol, H., ... Zink, A. (2017). Operating performance of the gamma-ray Cherenkov telescope: An end-to-end Schwarzschild-Couder telescope prototype for the Cherenkov Telescope Array. Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A, 845, 355-358. DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2016.05.059 
  • Plotkin, R. M., Miller-Jones, J. C. A., Gallo, E., Jonker, P. G., Homan, J., Tomsick, J. A., ... Neilsen, J. (2017). The 2015 Decay of the Black Hole X-Ray Binary V404 Cygni: Robust Disk-jet Coupling and a Sharp Transition into Quiescence. Astrophysical Journal, 834(2), 104. DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/834/2/104 
  • Tetarenko, A. J., Sivakoff, G. R., Miller-Jones, J. C. A., Rosolowsky, E. W., Petitpas, G., Gurwell, M., ... Sarazin, C. L. (2017). Extreme jet ejections from the black hole X-ray binary V404 Cygni. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 469(3), 3141-3162. DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stx1048  [details] 

2016

  • McKean, J. P., Godfrey, L. E. H., Vegetti, S., Wise, M. W., Morganti, R., Hardcastle, M. J., ... Zarka, P. (2016). LOFAR imaging of Cygnus A - direct detection of a turnover in the hotspot radio spectra. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 463(3), 3143-3150. DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stw2105 
  • Buitink, S., Corstanje, A., Falcke, H., Hörandel, J. R., Huege, T., Nelles, A., ... Zensus, J. A. (2016). Corrigendum: A large light-mass component of cosmic rays at 1017-1017.5 electronvolts from radio observations. Nature, 537(7621), 572. DOI: 10.1038/nature18936 
  • Dibi, S., Markoff, S., Belmont, R., Malzac, J., Neilsen, J., & Witzel, G. (2016). Using infrared/X-ray flare statistics to probe the emission regions near the event horizon of Sgr A*. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 461(1), 552-559. DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stw1353 
  • Russell, T. D., Miller-Jones, J. C. A., Sivakoff, G. R., Altamirano, D., O'Brien, T. J., Page, K. L., ... Waagen, E. O. (2016). The reproducible radio outbursts of SS Cygni. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 460(4), 3720-3732. DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stw1238 
  • Crumley, P., Lu, W., Santana, R., Hernández, R. A., Kumar, P., & Markoff, S. (2016). Swift J1644+57: an ideal test bed of radiation mechanisms in a relativistic super-Eddington jet. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 460(1), 396-416. DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stw967 
  • Broderick, J. W., Fender, R. P., Breton, R. P., Stewart, A. J., Rowlinson, A., Swinbank, J. D., ... Zarka, P. (2016). Low-radio-frequency eclipses of the redback pulsar J2215+5135 observed in the image plane with LOFAR. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 459(3), 2681-2689. DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stw794 
  • Bilous, A. V., Kondratiev, V. I., Kramer, M., Keane, E. F., Hessels, J. W. T., Stappers, B. W., ... Rowlinson, A. (2016). A LOFAR census of non-recycled pulsars: average profiles, dispersion measures, flux densities, and spectra. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 591. DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201527702 
  • Prieto, M. A., Fernández-Ontiveros, J. A., Markoff, S., Espada, D., & González-Martín, O. (2016). The central parsecs of M87: jet emission and an elusive accretion disc. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 457(4), 3801-3816. DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stw166 
  • Buitink, S., Corstanje, A., Falcke, H., Hörandel, J. R., Huege, T., Nelles, A., ... Zensus, J. A. (2016). A large light-mass component of cosmic rays at 1017-1017.5 electronvolts from radio observations. Nature, 531(7592), 70-73. DOI: 10.1038/nature16976 
  • Girard, J. N., Zarka, P., Tasse, C., Hess, S., de Pater, I., Santos-Costa, D., ... Wucknitz, O. (2016). Imaging Jupiter's radiation belts down to 127 MHz with LOFAR. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 587. DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201527518 
  • Plotkin, R. M., Gallo, E., Jonker, P. G., Miller-Jones, J. C. A., Homan, J., Muñoz-Darias, T., ... Torres, M. A. P. (2016). A clean sightline to quiescence: multiwavelength observations of the high Galactic latitude black hole X-ray binary Swift J1357.2-0933. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 456(3), 2707-2716. DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stv2861 
  • Stewart, A. J., Fender, R. P., Broderick, J. W., Hassall, T. E., Muñoz-Darias, T., Rowlinson, A., ... Yatawatta, S. (2016). LOFAR MSSS: detection of a low-frequency radio transient in 400 h of monitoring of the North Celestial Pole. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 456(3), 2321-2342. DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stv2797 
  • Marcote, B., Ribó, M., Paredes, J. M., Ishwara-Chandra, C. H., Swinbank, J. D., Broderick, J. W., ... Zarka, P. (2016). Orbital and superorbital variability of LS I +61 303 at low radio frequencies with GMRT and LOFAR. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 456(2), 1791-1802. DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stv2771 
  • Pilia, M., Hessels, J. W. T., Stappers, B. W., Kondratiev, V. I., Kramer, M., van Leeuwen, J., ... Zarka, P. (2016). Wide-band, low-frequency pulse profiles of 100 radio pulsars with LOFAR. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 586. DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201425196 

2016

  • Bulgarelli, A., Kosack, K., Hinton, J., Tosti, G., Schwanke, U., Schwarz, J., ... Zoli, A. (2016). The Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory: top level use cases. Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering, 9913, 991331. DOI: 10.1117/12.2232224 
  • Brown, A. M., Abchiche, A., Allan, D., Amans, J-P., Armstrong, T. P., Balzer, A., ... Zorn, J. (2016). The GCT camera for the Cherenkov Telescope Array. Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering, 9906, [99065K]. DOI: 10.1117/12.2231685 
  • Feroci, M., Bozzo, E., Brandt, S., Hernanz, M., van der Klis, M., Liu, L-P., ... Zwart, F. (2016). The LOFT mission concept: a status update. Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering, 9905, [99051R]. DOI: 10.1117/12.2233161 

2016

  • Egron, E., Pellizzoni, A., Bachetti, M., Navarrini, A., Trois, A., Pilia, M., ... Possenti, A. (2016). Detection of a bright radio flare of Cygnus X-1 at 7.2 GHz with the Sardinia Radio Telescope. The astronomer's telegram, 9087.
  • Bower, G. C., Demorest, P., Baganoff, F., Corrales, L., Deller, A., Dexter, J., ... Zelati, F. C. (2016). A Search for a Radio Counterpart to Swift J174540.7-290015. The astronomer's telegram, 8793.
  • Baganoff, F. K., Corrales, L. R., Neilsen, J., Nowak, M. A., Rea, N., Zelati, F. C., ... Garmire, G. P. (2016). Chandra Position of Galactic Center X-ray Transient Swift J174540.7-290015. The astronomer's telegram, 8746.

2017

  • Fernández-Ontiveros, J. A., Escudero, M. A. P., Markoff, S., Reb, L., Espada, D., & González-Martín, O. (2017). Elusive Accretion Discs in Low Luminosity AGN. 192-195. DOI: 10.1017/S1743921317002265 

2016

  • Dournaux, J-L., et al., Balzer, A. K., Berge, D., Bryan, M. P., Markoff, S. B., ... Vink, J. (2016). The Gamma-ray Cherenkov Telescope, an end-to end Schwarzschild-Couder telescope prototype proposed for the Cherenkov Telescope Array.
  • Sivakoff, G., Russell, D., Markoff, S., Miller-Jones, J., Tetarenko, A., & Curran, P. (2016). Emerging pictures on the disk-jet connection from simultaneous multiwavelength observations of black hole X-ray binaries.
  • Haggard, D., Baganoff, F. K., Capellupo, D. M., Neilsen, J., Nowak, M., Markoff, S., ... Yusef-Zadeh, F. (2016). Interpreting Sgr A*'s Most Luminous X-ray Flares.

Prijs

  • Markoff, S.B. (2016): NWO VICI.

Mediaoptreden

  • Rowlinson, Antonia, Markoff, Sera & Hessels, Jason (22-04-2017): 'Duizenden mensen op de been voor March for Science' [Print] Het Parool. Anton Pannekoek Institute at the March for Science in Amsterdam (22 April 2017).

Tijdschriftredactie

  • Markoff, S.B. (reviewer) (2015-2016): Astroparticle Physics (Journal).

Spreker

  • Markoff, S.B. (invited speaker) (2016): Multi-Wavelength Science + EHT: Sgr A*, Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration Meeting 2016.
  • Markoff, S.B. (invited speaker) (9-2016): The critical link: MM/X-ray Interplay Across the Black Hole Mass Scale, ESO-ATHENA Synergy Team (EAST) Workshop.
  • Markoff, S.B. (invited speaker) (9-2016): Colloquium: Understanding the dominant state of active black holes in the Universe, SRON (Space Research Organization Netherlands).
  • Markoff, S.B. (invited speaker) (9-2016): V404 Cygni as a testbed for accretion physics at all mass scales, V404 CYG Workshop .
  • Markoff, S.B. (invited speaker) (9-2016): Colloquium: Understanding the dominant state of active black holes in the Universe, International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia.
  • Markoff, S.B. (invited speaker) (5-2016): Introduction to the inflow/outflow connection in accreting black holes, Cargese School 2016: Astrophysical Jets.
  • Markoff, S.B. (keynote speaker) (5-4-2016): New Realism: The Gaze of Science, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Spui25.
  • Markoff, S.B. (invited speaker) (3-2016): Colloquium: Using our Galactic supermassive black hole Sgr A* as a testbed for theories of accretion, Department of Astronomy, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa.
  • Markoff, S.B. (invited speaker) (3-2016): Colloquium: Using our Galactic supermassive black hole Sgr A* as a testbed for theories of accretion, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa.

Andere

  • Markoff, S.B. (organiser) (7-2016): The Multi-Messenger Astrophysics of the Galactic Centre (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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