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

Faculty of Science
Anton Pannekoek Institute of Astronomy
Photographer: Dirk Gillissen

Visiting address
  • Science Park 904
  • Room number: C4.115
Postal address
  • Postbus 94249
    1090 GE Amsterdam
  • Profile Prof. Sera Markoff

    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.

    Website and group blog

    www.seramarkoff.com

     

  • Publications

    2020

    • Atri, P., Miller-Jones, J. C. A., Bahramian, A., Plotkin, R. M., Deller, A. T., Jonker, P. G., ... Tudose, V. (2020). A radio parallax to the black hole X-ray binary MAXI J1820+070. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, 493(1). https://doi.org/10.1093/mnrasl/slaa010
    • Cooper, A. J., Gaggero, D., Markoff, S., & Zhang, S. (2020). High-energy cosmic ray production in X-ray binary jets. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 493(3), 3212-3222. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/staa373
    • Corrales, L., Baganoff, F. K., Wang, Q. D., Nowak, M., Neilsen, J., Markoff, S., ... Principe, D. (2020). The Chandra High-resolution X-Ray Spectrum of Quiescent Emission from Sgr A*. Astrophysical Journal, 891(1), 71. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab74df
    • Liska, M., Hesp, C., Tchekhovskoy, A., Ingram, A., van der Klis, M., Markoff, S. B., & Van Moer, M. (2020). Disc Tearing and Bardeen-Petterson Alignment in GRMHD Simulations of Highly Tilted Thin Accretion Discs. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/staa099
    • Lucchni, M., Markoff, S., Krauss, F., Crumley, P., Russell, T., Ceccobello, C., & Connors, R. (2020). Probing the dynamics of black hole jets with advanced semi analytical modelling. American Astronomical Society Meeting, 235.
    • SYMBA, Roelofs, F., Janssen, M., Natarajan, I., Deane, R., Davelaar, J., ... Zhu, Z. (2020). SYMBA: An end-to-end VLBI synthetic data generation pipeline. Simulating Event Horizon Telescope observations of M 87. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 636. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201936622

    2019

    • Anderson, G. E., Miller-Jones, J. C. A., Middleton, M. J., Soria, R., Swartz, D. A., Urquhart, R., ... Roberts, T. P. (2019). Discovery of a radio transient in M81. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 489(1), 1181-1196. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz1303 [details]
    • Bouffard, É., Haggard, D., Nowak, M. A., Neilsen, J., Markoff, S., & Baganoff, F. K. (2019). No Sign of G2's Encounter Affecting Sgr A*'s X-Ray Flaring Rate from Chandra Observations. Astrophysical Journal, 884(2), [148]. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab4266 [details]
    • Bower, G. C., Dexter, J., Asada, K., Brinkerink, C. D., Falcke, H., Ho, P., ... Rao, R. (2019). ALMA Observations of the Terahertz Spectrum of Sagittarius A*. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 881(1), [L2]. https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/ab3397 [details]
    • Boyce, H., Haggard, D., Witzel, G., Willner, S. P., Neilsen, J., Hora, J. L., ... Smith, H. A. (2019). Simultaneous X-Ray and Infrared Observations of Sagittarius A*'s Variability. Astrophysical Journal, 871(2), [161]. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aaf71f [details]
    • CTA Consortium, Acharya, B. S., Agudo, I., Al Samarai, I., Alfaro, R., Alfaro, J., ... Zandanel, F. (2019). Science with the Cherenkov Telescope Array. In Science with the Cherenkov Telescope Array (Science with the Cherenkov Telescope Array. Edited by CTA Consortium). World Scientific. https://doi.org/10.1142/10986
    • Chatterjee, K., Liska, M., Tchekhovskoy, A., & Markoff, S. B. (2019). Accelerating AGN jets to parsec scales using general relativistic MHD simulations. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 490(2), 2200-2218. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz2626 [details]
    • Connors, R. M. T., García, J. A., Steiner, J. F., Grinberg, V., Dauser, T., Sridhar, N., ... Harrison, F. (2019). Conflicting Disk Inclination Estimates for the Black Hole X-Ray Binary XTE J1550-564. Astrophysical Journal, 882(2), [179]. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab35df [details]
    • Connors, R. M. T., van Eijnatten, D., Markoff, S., Ceccobello, C., Grinberg, V., Heil, L., ... Crumley, P. (2019). Combining timing characteristics with physical broad-band spectral modelling of black hole X-ray binary GX 339-4. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 485(3), 3696-3714. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz604 [details]
    • Crumley, P., Caprioli, D., Markoff, S., & Spitkovsky, A. (2019). Kinetic simulations of mildly relativistic shocks: I. Particle acceleration in high Mach number shocks. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 485(4), 5105-5119. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz232 [details]
    • Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, Akiyama, K., Alberdi, A., Alef, W., Asada, K., Azulay, R., ... Chen, C-C. (2019). First M87 Event Horizon Telescope Results. I: The Shadow of the Supermassive Black Hole. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 875(1). https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/ab0ec7
    • Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, Akiyama, K., Alberdi, A., Alef, W., Asada, K., Azulay, R., ... Chen, C-C. (2019). First M87 Event Horizon Telescope Results. II: Array and Instrumentation. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 875(1). https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/ab0c96
    • Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, Akiyama, K., Alberdi, A., Alef, W., Asada, K., Azulay, R., ... Porth, O. (2019). First M87 Event Horizon Telescope Results. III: Data Processing and Calibration. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 875(1), [L3]. https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/ab0c57
    • Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, Akiyama, K., Alberdi, A., Alef, W., Asada, K., Azulay, R., ... Porth, O. (2019). First M87 Event Horizon Telescope Results. IV: Imaging the Central Supermassive Black Hole. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 875(1), [L4]. https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/ab0e85
    • Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, Akiyama, K., Alberdi, A., Alef, W., Asada, K., Azulay, R., ... Porth, O. (2019). First M87 Event Horizon Telescope Results. V: Physical Origin of the Asymmetric Ring. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 875(1), [L5]. https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/ab0f43
    • Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, Akiyama, K., Alberdi, A., Alef, W., Asada, K., Azulay, R., ... Porth, O. (2019). First M87 Event Horizon Telescope Results. VI: The Shadow and Mass of the Central Black Hole. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 875(1), [L6]. https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/ab1141
    • Gallo, E., Teague, R., Plotkin, R. M., Miller-Jones, J. C. A., Russell, D. M., Dinçer, T., ... Fender, R. P. (2019). ALMA observations of A0620-00: fresh clues on the nature of quiescent black hole X-ray binary jets. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 488(1), 191-197. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz1634 [details]
    • Gültekin, K., King, A. L., Cackett, E. M., Nyland, K., Miller, J. M., Di Matteo, T., ... Rupen, M. P. (2019). The Fundamental Plane of Black Hole Accretion and Its Use as a Black Hole-Mass Estimator. Astrophysical Journal, 871(1), [80]. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aaf6b9 [details]
    • Haggard, D., Nynka, M., Mon, B., de la Cruz Hernandez, N., Nowak, M., Heinke, C., ... Yusef-Zadeh, F. (2019). Chandra Spectral and Timing Analysis of Sgr A*'s Brightest X-Ray Flares. Astrophysical Journal, 886(2), [96]. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab4a7f [details]
    • Issaoun, S., Johnson, M. D., Blackburn, L., Brinkerink, C. D., Mościbrodzka, M., Chael, A., ... Zhao, G-Y. (2019). The Size, Shape, and Scattering of Sagittarius A* at 86 GHz: First VLBI with ALMA. Astrophysical Journal, 871(1), [30]. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aaf732 [details]
    • Lucchini, M., Krauß, F., & Markoff, S. (2019). The unique case of the active galactic nucleus core of M87: a misaligned low-power blazar? Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 489(2), 1633-1643. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz2125 [details]
    • Lucchini, M., Markoff, S., Crumley, P., Krauß, F., & Connors, R. M. T. (2019). Breaking degeneracy in jet dynamics: multi-epoch joint modelling of the BL Lac PKS 2155-304. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 482(4), 4798-4812. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/sty2929 [details]
    • Markoff, S. B., Hinton, J. A., Ong, R. A., & Torres, D. F. (2019). Synergies. In The CTA Consortium (Ed.), Science with the Cherenkov Telescope Array (pp. 27-39). Singapore: World Scientific. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813270091_0002 [details]
    • Miller-Jones, J. C. A., Tetarenko, A. J., Sivakoff, G. R., Middleton, M. J., Altamirano, D., Anderson, G. E., ... Tudose, V. (2019). A rapidly changing jet orientation in the stellar-mass black-hole system V404 Cygni. Nature, 569(7756), 374-377. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1152-0 [details]
    • Paice, J. A., Gandhi, P., Shahbaz, T., Uttley, P., Arzoumanian, Z., Charles, P. A., ... Veledina, A. (2019). A black hole X-ray binary at ˜100 Hz: multiwavelength timing of MAXI J1820+070 with HiPERCAM and NICER. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, 490(1), L62-L66. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnrasl/slz148 [details]
    • Porth, O., Chatterjee, K., Narayan, R., Gammie, C. F., Mizuno, Y., Anninos, P., ... Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration (2019). The Event Horizon General Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamic Code Comparison Project. The Astrophysical Journal. Supplement Series, 243(2), 26. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4365/ab29fd
    • Russell, T. D., Tetarenko, A. J., Miller-Jones, J. C. A., Sivakoff, G. R., Parikh, A. S., Rapisarda, S., ... Woudt, P. A. (2019). Disk-Jet Coupling in the 2017/2018 Outburst of the Galactic Black Hole Candidate X-Ray Binary MAXI J1535-571. Astrophysical Journal, 883(2), [198]. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab3d36 [details]
    • Tetarenko, A. J., Sivakoff, G. R., Miller-Jones, J. C. A., Bremer, M., Mooley, K. P., Fender, R. P., ... Sarazin, C. L. (2019). Tracking the variable jets of V404 Cygni during its 2015 outburst. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 482(3), 2950-2972. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/sty2853 [details]

    2018

    • Baglio, M. C., Russell, D. M., Casella, P., Al Noori, H., Al Yazeedi, A., Belloni, T., ... Vincentelli, F. M. (2018). A Wildly Flickering Jet in the Black Hole X-Ray Binary MAXI J1535–571. Astrophysical Journal, 867(2), [114]. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aae532 [details]
    • Beuchert, T., Kadler, M., Perucho, M., Großberger, C., Schulz, R., Agudo, I., ... Wilms, J. (2018). VLBA polarimetric monitoring of 3C 111. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 610, [A32]. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201731952 [details]
    • Broderick, J. W., Fender, R. P., Miller-Jones, J. C. A., Trushkin, S. A., Stewart, A. J., Anderson, G. E., ... Zarka, P. (2018). LOFAR 150-MHz observations of SS 433 and W 50. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 475(4), 5360-5377. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/sty081 [details]
    • Ceccobello, C., Cavecchi, Y., Heemskerk, M. H. M., Markoff, S., Polko, P., & Meier, D. (2018). A new method for extending solutions to the self-similar relativistic magnetohydrodynamic equations for black hole outflows. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 473(4), 4417-4435. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stx2567 [details]
    • Liska, M., Hesp, C., Tchekhovskoy, A., Ingram, A., van der Klis, M., & Markoff, S. (2018). Formation of precessing jets by tilted black hole discs in 3D general relativistic MHD simulations. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, 474, L81-L85. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnrasl/slx174 [details]
    • Mann, G., Breitling, F., Vocks, C., Aurass, H., Steinmetz, M., Strassmeier, K. G., ... Zensus, J. A. (2018). Tracking of an electron beam through the solar corona with LOFAR. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 611, [A57]. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201629017
    • Romero, G. E., Boettcher, M., Markoff, S., & Tavecchio, F. (2018). Relativistic Jets in Active Galactic Nuclei and Microquasars. In A. Bykov, E. Amato, J. Arons, M. Falanga, M. Lemoine, L. Stella, & R. von Steiger (Eds.), Jets and Winds in Pulsar Wind Nebulae, Gamma-Ray Bursts and Blazars (pp. 5-61). (Space sciences series of ISSI; Vol. 62). Dordrecht: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11214-016-0328-2 [details]

    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), [L31]. https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/aa7b2e [details]
    • Capellupo, D. M., Haggard, D., Choux, N., Baganoff, F., Bower, G. C., Cotton, B., ... Yusef-Zadeh, F. (2017). Simultaneous Monitoring of X-Ray and Radio Variability in Sagittarius A*. Astrophysical Journal, 845(1), [35]. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aa7da6 [details]
    • 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. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stw3150 [details]
    • Coughlan, C. P., Ainsworth, R. E., Eislöffel, J., Hoeft, M., Drabent, A., Scaife, A. M. M., ... Zarka, P. (2017). A LOFAR Detection of the Low-mass Young Star T Tau at 149 MHz. Astrophysical Journal, 834(2), [206]. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/834/2/206 [details]
    • 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 Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A - Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment, 845, 355-358. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2016.05.059 [details]
    • Egron, E., Pellizzoni, A., Giroletti, M., Righini, S., Stagni, M., Orlati, A., ... Trois, A. (2017). Single-dish and VLBI observations of Cygnus X-3 during the 2016 giant flare episode. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 471(3), 2703-2714. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stx1730 [details]
    • Fernández-Ontiveros, J. A., Prieto Escudero, M. A., Markoff, S., Reb, L., Espada, D., & González-Martín, O. (2017). Elusive Accretion Discs in Low Luminosity AGN. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 12(S324), 192-195. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921317002265 [details]
    • Gaggero, D., Bertone, G., Calore, F., Connors, R. M. T., Lovell, M., Markoff, S., & Storm, E. (2017). Searching for Primordial Black Holes in the Radio and X-Ray Sky. Physical Review Letters, 118(24), [241101]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.241101 [details]
    • Gandhi, P., Bachetti, M., Dhillon, V. S., Fender, R. P., Hardy, L. K., Harrison, F. A., ... Shaw, A. W. (2017). An elevation of 0.1 light-seconds for the optical jet base in an accreting Galactic black hole system. Nature Astronomy, 1, 859-864. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-017-0273-3 [details]
    • Maitra, D., Scarpaci, J. F., Grinberg, V., Reynolds, M. T., Markoff, S., Maccarone, T. J., & Hynes, R. I. (2017). Simultaneous Multiwavelength Observations of V404 Cygni during its 2015 June Outburst Decay Strengthen the Case for an Extremely Energetic Jet-base. Astrophysical Journal, 851(2), [148]. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aa98a0 [details]
    • Middleton, M. J., Casella, P., Gandhi, P., Bozzo, E., Anderson, G., Degenaar, N., ... Woudt, P. (2017). Paving the way to simultaneous multi-wavelength astronomy. New Astronomy Reviews, 79, 26-48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.newar.2017.07.002 [details]
    • 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]. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/834/2/104 [details]
    • 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11214-016-0328-2 [details]
    • 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. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stx1048 [details]
    • Zhang, S., Baganoff, F. K., Ponti, G., Neilsen, J., Tomsick, J. A., Dexter, J., ... Zhang, W. W. (2017). Sagittarius A* High-energy X-Ray Flare Properties during NuStar Monitoring of the Galactic Center from 2012 to 2015. Astrophysical Journal, 843(2), [96]. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aa74e8 [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. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stx514 [details]

    2016

    • 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, [A134]. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201527702 [details]
    • 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. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stw794 [details]
    • 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. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature16976
    • 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. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stw967 [details]
    • 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. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stw1353 [details]
    • 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. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201527518
    • 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. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stv2771 [details]
    • 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. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stw2105 [details]
    • 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, [A92]. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201425196 [details]
    • 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. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stv2861 [details]
    • 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. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stw166 [details]
    • 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. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stw1238 [details]
    • 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. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stv2797

    2019

    • Anczarski, J., Nielsen, J., Markoff, S., Nowak, M., Haggard, D., & Baganoff, F. K. (2019). X-Ray Imaging of the Jet From the Supermassive Black Hole M87. American Astronomical Society Meeting, 233, 329. [243.22]. [details]

    2017

    • Marcote, B., Ribó, M., Paredes, J. M., Ishwara-Chandra, C. H., Swinbank, J. D., Broderick, J. W., ... Zarka, P. (2017). Measuring the expansion velocity of the outflows of LS I +61 303 through low-frequency radio observations. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1792, [40018]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4968922 [details]
    • Tibaldo, L., Abchiche, A., Allan, D., Amans, J-P., Armstrong, T. P., Balzer, A., ... CTA Consortium (2017). The gamma-ray Cherenkov telescope for the Cherenkov telescope array. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1792, [80004]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4969025
    • Watson, J. J., De Franco, A., Abchiche, A., Allan, D., Amans, J-P., Armstrong, T. P., ... CTA Consortium, U. (2017). Inauguration and first light of the GCT-M prototype for the Cherenkov telescope array. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1792(1), [80006]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4969027

    2016

    • 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]. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2231685
    • 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. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature18936
    • 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. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232224
    • 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]. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233161

    2018

    • Russell, D. M., Baglio, M. C., Bright, J., Fender, R., Al Qaissieh, T., Palado, A., ... van den Ancker, M. (2018). A bright mid-infrared excess in MAXI J1820+070. The astronomer's telegram, 11533. [details]

    2016

    • 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. [details]
    • Bower, G. C., Demorest, P., Baganoff, F., Corrales, L., Deller, A., Dexter, J., ... Coti Zelati, F. (2016). A Search for a Radio Counterpart to Swift J174540.7-290015. The astronomer's telegram, 8793. [details]
    • 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. [details]

    2020

    • Chatterjee, K., Markoff, S., Tchekhovskoy, A., Liska, M., Younsi, Z., & Yoon, D. (2020). Black hole AGN jets from the event horizon to parsec scales.
    • Corrales, L., Baganoff, F., Wang, D., Nowak, M., Neilsen, J., Markoff, S., ... Houck, J. (2020). The low-luminosity accretion flow of Sgr A* as seen by Chandra HETG.
    • Lucchni, M., Markoff, S., Krauss, F., Crumley, P., Russell, T., Ceccobello, C., & Connors, R. (2020). Probing the dynamics of black hole jets with advanced semi analytical modelling.
    • Markoff, S., Yoon, D., Chatterjee, K., & Younsi, Z. (2020). Spectral Properties of Sgr A* from 3D GRMHD Simulations with Radiative Cooling.
    • Neilsen, J., Nowak, M., Markoff, S., Haggard, D., Anczarski, J., & Balokovic, M. (2020). X-ray Variability of M87 in 2017 and 2018.

    2019

    • Connors, R., García, J. A., Steiner, J. F., Grinberg, V., Dauser, T., Gatuzz, E., ... Wilms, J. (2019). X-ray reflection spectroscopy of the black hole binary XTE J1550-564: how inclined is the disk?.

    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    Award

    • Markoff, S. (2019). National Science Foundation Diamond Achievement Award.
    • Markoff, S. (2019). Berkeley Prize of the American Astronomical Society.
    • Markoff, S. (2019). FNWI Grassroots grant.
    • Markoff, S. (2019). Willem de Graaffprijs.
    • Markoff, S. B. (2016). NWO VICI.

    Media appearance

    • Markoff, S. (25-04-2019). Space Cowboys BNR. How to take a picture of a black hole.
    • Markoff, S. B. (10-04-2019). First-ever picture of a black hole unveiled National Geographic. First-ever picture of a black hole unveiled.
    • Markoff, S. (10-04-2019). National Science Foundation/EHT Press Conference Revealing First Image of Black Hole. National Science Foundation/EHT Press Conference Revealing First Image of Black Hole.
    • Markoff, S. (10-04-2019). First image of a black hole [Web] APPEC. First image of a black hole.
    • Markoff, S. (01-03-2019). EHT: A planetary effort to photograph a black hole [Web] SXSW. EHT: A planetary effort to photograph a black hole.
    • Markoff, S. B. (15-06-2017). Ik heb het gewoon liever over mijn onderzoek dan over mijn gender [Web] Folia. Ik heb het gewoon liever over mijn onderzoek dan over mijn gender.
    • Rowlinson, B. A., Markoff, S. B. & Hessels, J. (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).

    Journal editor

    • Markoff, S. B. (editor) (2017). Astroparticle Physics (Journal).
    • Markoff, S. B. (reviewer) (2015-2016). Astroparticle Physics (Journal).

    Talk / presentation

    • Markoff, S. (invited speaker) (6-12-2019). Chandra’s exquisite view of the accretion processes around black holes, 20 Years of Chandra Science Symposium, Boston, United States.
    • Markoff, S. (invited speaker) (11-2019). Astrophysics Colloquium, University of Birmingham.
    • Markoff, S. (speaker) (6-10-2019). The first image of a black hole, Science & Cocktails, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • Markoff, S. (invited speaker) (2-10-2019). Physics of the Event Horizon Telescope, School for Astroparticle Physics, Bärnfels , Germany.
    • Markoff, S. (invited speaker) (9-2019). Colloquium, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. Astrophys..
    • Markoff, S. (invited speaker) (19-6-2019). Imaging (and Imagining) Black Holes, Canadian Astronomy Society meeting, Montreal, Canada.
    • Markoff, S. (invited speaker) (31-5-2019). Objects: Binaries, Cosmic Explosions 2019, Cargèse , France.
    • Markoff, S. (invited speaker) (31-5-2019). Objects: Black Holes, Cosmic Explosions 2019, Cargèse , France.
    • Markoff, S. (invited speaker) (15-4-2019). Black Holes – the big picture, The first results of the event horizon telescope, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • Markoff, S. (speaker) (15-4-2019). Eerste resultaten van de event horizon telescope, Eerste resultaten van de event horizon telescope, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • Markoff, S. (invited speaker) (2-2019). Astrophysics Seminar, Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, LAM (Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille) UMR 7326, 13388, Marseille, France.
    • Markoff, S. (invited speaker) (2-2019). Astrophysics Seminar, Trinity University.
    • Markoff, S. B. (invited speaker) (9-2017). Unravelling the complexities of the disk/corona/jet relationship in XRBs, La Gomera Accretion Week 2017, Spain.
    • Markoff, S. B. (invited speaker) (7-2017). Cosmic Ray acceleration: Sources/Mechanisms, the astrophysical (MHD) perspective, The Dark and the Visible Side of the Universe, Netherlands.
    • Markoff, S. B. (invited speaker) (6-2017). SKA + CTA: A tale of two instruments, and one particle population, European Week of Astronomy and Space Science 2017, Prague, Czech Republic.
    • Markoff, S. B. (invited speaker) (6-2017). Black hole outflows across the mass scale: launching, ‘activation’ and feedback, European Week of Astronomy and Space Science 2017, Prague, Czech Republic.
    • Markoff, S. B. (invited speaker) (6-2017). Unravelling the complexities of the disk/corona/jet relationship, Polarised Emission from Astrophysical Jets, Greece.
    • Markoff, S. B. (invited speaker) (3-2017). Seminar: a combined approach to understanding black hole energy release: from micro- to macrophysics, University of Texas at Austin.
    • Markoff, S. B. (invited speaker) (1-2017). Multi-wavelength modeling of black holes across the mass scale, Wide Band Spectral and Timing Studies of Cosmic X-ray Sources, Mumbai, India.
    • 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.
    • Markoff, S. B. (invited speaker) (2016). Multi-Wavelength Science + EHT: Sgr A*, Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration Meeting 2016.

    Others

    • Markoff, S. (member of programme committee) (21-10-2019 - 24-10-2019). New Horizons in Galactic Center Astronomy and Beyond, Yokohama , Japan (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Markoff, S. (chair) (15-7-2019 - 26-7-2019). Advancing Theoretical Astrophysics, Amsterdam, Netherlands. International Summer School (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Markoff, S. (member of programme committee) (27-5-2019 - 5-6-2019). Cosmic Explosions 2019, Cargèse , France (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Markoff, S. (member of programme committee) (25-3-2019 - 29-3-2019). The New Era of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics, Groningen, Netherlands (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Markoff, S. B. (organiser) (3-12-2017 - 8-12-2017). Texas Relativistic Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics, Cape Town, South Africa (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Markoff, S. B. (organiser) (25-9-2017 - 29-9-2017). From Quiescence to Outburst: when Microquasars go Wild, Ile de Porquerolles, France (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Markoff, S. B. (organiser) (7-2016). The Multi-Messenger Astrophysics of the Galactic Centre. Co-chair of SOC (organising a conference, workshop, ...).

    2017

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