Welcome to my website!
My name is Dr. Jakob van den Eijnden, and I am an astrophysicist at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. Using telescopes across the electromagnetic spectrum, I observe and study how massive stars interact with their environments and with stellar remnants, to the point of gravitationally devouring each other. For more details on my work, please see the research page or my publications.
I am currently an independent Warwick Prize Fellow in the Astronomy and Astrophysics group of the University of Warwick. Between 2020 and 2023, I held the independent Lee Hysan Junior Research Fellowship of the University of Oxford, hosted by St Hilda's College.
Alongside research, I am passionate about public science engagement and care strongly about the well-being of early career scientists. As such, I am a member of the Early Career Network committee of the Royal Astronomical Society.
I was born in The Netherlands, where I studied astronomy at the Universities of Groningen and Amsterdam from 2011 to 2016, before obtaining my PhD at the University of Amsterdam in 2020.
Below I list a number of recent press releases I have been involved in.