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Huib Intema

Personal information

  • Dr. ing. Hubertus Theodorus (Huib) Intema
  • LOFAR/SKA research scientist (fixed term) at Leiden Observatory, Netherlands
  • PhD in astrophysics, senior software engineer, electronics engineer
  • Born on April 2, 1971, in Leiden, Netherlands
  • Citizen and resident of the Netherlands
  • Fluent in Dutch and English, basic in German and French
  • Work address: Leiden Observatory, Niels Bohrweg 2, NL-2333CA, Leiden, Netherlands
  • Phone#: +31 71 527 8497 (office), +31 6 4028 0773 (cell)

Summary of research interests

  • Large-scale structure – merging galaxy clusters: Mpc-scale diffuse radio sources (halos, relics), tailed radio galaxies, ICM physics
  • Radio sky surveys: low-frequency radio sky, large-area surveys, high-redshift radio galaxies
  • Radio interferometry: wide-field calibration and imaging, automated data reduction, algorithm development, the ionosphere

Professional and academic history

  • 07/2015 – 06/2019: LOFAR/SKA research scientist (fixed term), Leiden Observatory, Netherlands
  • 09/2012 – 06/2015: VLA research associate, NRAO Socorro, USA
  • 11/2014: CAASTRO visitor, ATNF Sydney / Uni Melbourne / UWA Perth, Australia
  • 06/2011: Visiting scientist, OCA Nice, France
  • 09/2009 – 08/2012: Jansky research fellow (prize fellowship), NRAO Charlottesville, USA
  • 01/2005 – 08/2009: PhD in astrophysics, Leiden University, Netherlands; supervised by Röttgering and Miley
  • 09/2000 – 12/2004: BSc & MSc in astrophysics, Leiden University, Netherlands (8.3/10 grade average)
  • 09/1996 – 07/2000: Senior software engineer, High Tech Automation (now Ordina), The Netherlands
  • 01/1994 – 06/1996: Engineering degree in electronics, Hogeschool Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 04/1993 – 12/1993: Military service, Royal Dutch Army, Netherlands
  • 09/1989 – 12/1992: BSc in electronics, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Extracurricular courses

  • 2006: Research management training, Leiden University
  • 1999: Professional effectivity training, FranklinCovey
  • 1998: Structured analysis and design for real-time systems, Philips CTT
  • 1997: OS-9 workshop, High Tech Automation
  • 1997: Design of technical systems, ISES International

Current research projects

Low-frequency radio surveys

  • Processing of the GMRT 150 MHz continuum survey (TGSS ADR) covering 37,000 square degrees (PI)
  • Two-meter Radio Mini Survey (T-RaMiSu), a 150 MHz radio continuum survey covering 67 square degrees (PI)
  • TGSS-NVSS spectral index map of 80 percent of the radio sky (co-I with de Gasperin)
  • GMRT archival survey (co-I with Ishwara-Chandra and Wadadekar)
  • 610 MHz imaging of the XXL-North field, part of the Ultimate XMM Extragalactic (XXL) Survey (PI Smolcic, Zagreb)
  • 610 / 330 MHz imaging of the COSMOS field for the VLA-COSMOS project (PI Karim, Bonn)
  • 610 MHz imaging of the ELAIS-S1 field, part of the Australia Telescope Large Area Survey (ATLAS) (PI Norris, ATNF)
  • 150 MHz transient survey of the STRIPE82 region (PI Mooley, Oxford)
  • Pulsar and transient searches using TGSS and other catalogs (with Frail, Gupta, Mooley, van der Horst, Murphy, Kaplan)
  • HzRG searches using TGSS (with Saxena, Duncan, de Gasperin)

Diffuse radio emission in galaxy clusters

  • 330 MHz radio follow-up of the SPT-Chandra galaxy cluster sample (PI)
  • A 610 MHz search for diffuse radio emission in massive galaxy clusters at higher redshift (z>0.55) (PI van Weeren, Leiden)
  • 610 MHz radio follow-up of the ACT/ACTPol galaxy cluster sample in the STRIPE82 region (PI Knowles, UKZN)
  • 330 MHz radio follow-up of clusters discovered by PLANCK (PI Bonafede, IRA/INAF)
  • Radio halo and relic searches using TGSS (co-I with de Gasperin)
  • Various other low-frequency studies of merging galaxy clusters

Algorithms and Pipelines

  • SPAM: automated data reduction path for low-frequency interferometry data, including ionospheric calibration (PI)
  • CSPAM: SPAM in CASA for processing wide-band