Hi, I’m Djuna (how to pronounce my name), researcher in theoretical particle physics, astro-particle physics, and cosmology. I have worked on cosmic inflation, extended Higgs sectors, boson stars, phase transitions, dark matter, supernova explosions, black holes, gravitational microlensing, and gravitational waves. I am also an enthusiastic science communicator, and committed to making academia more inclusive.

Gravitational Waves are my current obsession. These ripples in space-time present a new window onto particle physics. Gravitational waves will give unique insights into fundamental questions about both the dark and the early Universe.

Born and raised in the Netherlands, my passion for physics has brought me to the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada. My CV can be found here. Here are some extra bits about me.

Public talks and articles

I love talking about topics in physics to people that share my enthusiasm for science. Below are some examples. On my CV you can find links to others, and some of my online musings.

I also have a blog, the Quantum Messenger, which I started as a graduate student. I post when I have inspiration and time to do so. I want my posts to be accessible to a broad audience, and if there is anything you would like me to write about, do let me know!

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