dr. J. (Jacco) Vink


  • Faculty of Science
    API
  • Visiting address
    Science Park A
    Science Park 904  
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  94249
    1090 GE  Amsterdam
  • J.Vink@uva.nl
    T: 0205257491

Profile

Jacco Vink is Associate Professor at the University of Amsterdam. After obtaining his PhD at University Utrecht in 1999, he worked at the Institute Potsdam and was NASA Chandra fellow at Columbia University in New York.  In 2005, after a brief position at SRON Utrecht, he became a faculty member at Utrecht University. In 2012 he was hired as a member of the UvA GRAPPA excellence center for astroparticle physics. He is an NWO Vidi grant recipient and was a member of the ESA Astronomical Working Group.  Currently he is a member of the ESA Science Study Team for the candidate satellite mission XIPE.

Research and Teaching

Jacco Vink works in the field of high-energy astrophysics, mostly studying supernova remnants, but he has also published on neutron stars, AGN, and clusters of galaxies. Although interested in all aspects of supernova remnants, from the freshly synthesized atoms they contain to their dynamics, he currently focuses on their cosmic-ray acceleration properties, both from theoretical and observational perspectives. His studies include almost the entire range of the spectrum: radio, optical, X-rays and gamma-rays. He is a member of the H.E.S.S. Collaboration, which operates the H.E.S.S. gamma-ray observatory. He has taught courses on cosmology, high-energy astrophysics, compact stars, and astroparticle physics.

Keywords

Supernova remnants, cosmic-ray acceleration, clusters of galaxies, gamma-rays, X-rays.

2017

  • Petroff, E., Burke-Spolaor, S., Keane, E. F., McLaughlin, M. A., Miller, R., Andreoni, I., ... Żywucka, N. (2017). A polarized fast radio burst at low Galactic latitude. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 469(4), 4465-4482. DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stx1098 
  • H. E. S. S. Collaboration, . U., Abdalla, H., Abramowski, A., Aharonian, F., Ait Benkhali, F., Akhperjanian, A. G., ... Wood, K. S. (2017). Gamma-ray blazar spectra with H.E.S.S. II mono analysis: The case of PKS 2155-304 and PG 1553+113. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 600. DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201629427 
  • 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 
  • H. E. S. S. Collaboration, . U., Abdalla, H., Abramowski, A., Aharonian, F., Ait Benkhali, F., Akhperjanian, A. G., ... Żywucka, N. (2017). Characterizing the γ-ray long-term variability of PKS 2155-304 with H.E.S.S. and Fermi-LAT. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 598. DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201629419 
  • H. E. S. S. Collaboration, . U., Abdalla, H., Abramowski, A., Aharonian, F., Ait Benkhali, F., Akhperjanian, A. G., ... Petroff, E. (2017). First limits on the very-high energy gamma-ray afterglow emission of a fast radio burst. H.E.S.S. observations of FRB 150418. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 597. DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201629117 
  • Lau, J. C., Rowell, G., Burton, M. G., Fukui, Y., Aharonian, F. A., Oya, I., ... Casanova, S. (2017). Interstellar gas towards the TeV γ-ray sources HESS J1640-465 and HESS J1641-463. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 464(3), 3757-3774. DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stw2692 

2016

  • Mernier, F., de Plaa, J., Pinto, C., Kaastra, J. S., Kosec, P., Zhang, Y-Y., ... Vink, J. (2016). Origin of central abundances in the hot intra-cluster medium. II. Chemical enrichment and supernova yield models. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 595. DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201628765 
  • Abdalla, H., Abramowski, A., Aharonian, F., Ait Benkhali, F., Akhperjanian, A. G., Andersson, T., ... H. E. S. S. Collaboration (2016). H.E.S.S. Limits on Linelike Dark Matter Signatures in the 100 GeV to 2 TeV Energy Range Close to the Galactic Center. Physical Review Letters, 117(15). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.151302 
  • Li, J-T., Decourchelle, A., Miceli, M., Vink, J., & Bocchino, F. (2016). XMM-Newtonlarge programme on SN1006 - II. Thermal emission. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 462(1), 158-166. DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stw1640 
  • Abdallah, H., Abramowski, A., Aharonian, F., Ait Benkhali, F., Akhperjanian, A. G., Angüner, E., ... H. E. S. S. Collaboration, . U. (2016). Search for Dark Matter Annihilations towards the Inner Galactic Halo from 10 Years of Observations with H.E.S.S. Physical Review Letters, 117(11), 111301. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.111301 
  • Ajello, M., Baldini, L., Barbiellini, G., Bastieri, D., Bellazzini, R., Bissaldi, E., ... Yassine, M. (2016). Deep Morphological and Spectral Study of the SNR RCW 86 with Fermi-LAT. Astrophysical Journal, 819(2), 98. DOI: 10.3847/0004-637X/819/2/98 
  • HESS Collaboration, Abramowski, A., Aharonian, F., Benkhali, F. A., Akhperjanian, A. G., Angüner, E. O., ... Żywucka, N. (2016). Acceleration of petaelectronvolt protons in the Galactic Centre. Nature, 531(7595), 476-479. DOI: 10.1038/nature17147 

2015

  • Broersen, S., & Vink, J. (2015). A Chandra X-ray study of the mixed-morphology supernova remnant 3C 400.2. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 446(4), 3885-3894. DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stu2119  [details] 
  • Vink, J., Broersen, S., Bykov, A., & Gabici, S. (2015). On the electron-ion temperature ratio established by collisionless shocks. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 579, [A13]. DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201424612  [details] 
  • Abramowski, A., et al., . U., Balzer, A., Berge, D., Bryan, M., Salek, D., & Vink, J. (2015). Constraints on an Annihilation Signal from a Core of Constant Dark Matter Density around the Milky Way Center with H.E.S.S. Physical Review Letters, 114(8), [081301]. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.081301  [details] 
  • Abramowski, A., et al., . U., Balzer, A., Berge, D., Bryan, M., Salek, D., & Vink, J. (2015). Discovery of variable VHE γ-ray emission from the binary system 1FGL J1018.6-5856. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 577, [A131]. DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201525699  [details] 
  • Abramowski, A., et al., . U., Balzer, A., Berge, D., Bryan, M., Salek, D., & Vink, J. (2015). H.E.S.S. detection of TeV emission from the interaction region between the supernova remnant G349.7+0.2 and a molecular cloud. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 574, [A100]. DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201425070  [details] 
  • Abramowski, A., et al., . U., Balzer, A., Berge, D., Bryan, M., Salek, D., & Vink, J. (2015). H.E.S.S. reveals a lack of TeV emission from the supernova remnant Puppis A. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 575, [A81]. DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201424805  [details] 
  • Abramowski, A., et al., . U., Balzer, A., Berge, D., Bryan, M., Salek, D., & Vink, J. (2015). The 2012 Flare of PG 1553+113 Seen with H.E.S.S. and Fermi-LAT. Astrophysical Journal, 802(1), [65]. DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/802/1/65  [details] 
  • Abramowski, A., et al., . U., Balzer, A., Berge, D., Bryan, M., Salek, D., & Vink, J. (2015). The exceptionally powerful TeV γ-ray emitters in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Science, 347(6220), 406-412. DOI: 10.1126/science.1261313  [details] 
  • Li, J. T., Decourchelle, A., Miceli, M., Vink, J., & Bocchino, F. (2015). XMM-Newton large program on SN1006 - I. Methods and initial results of spatially resolved spectroscopy. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 453(4), 3953-3974. DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stv1882  [details] 
  • Shimoda, J., Inoue, T., Ohira, Y., Yamazaki, R., Bamba, A., & Vink, J. (2015). On Cosmic-ray Production Efficiency at Supernova Remnant Shocks Propagating into Realistic Diffuse Interstellar Medium. Astrophysical Journal, 803(2), [98]. DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/803/2/98  [details] 

2014

  • Broersen, S., Chiotellis, A., Vink, J., & Bamba, A. (2014). The many sides of RCW 86: a Type Ia supernova remnant evolving in its progenitor's wind bubble. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 441(4), 3040-3054. DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stu667  [details] 
  • Vink, J. (2014). Supernova remnants and the origin of cosmic rays. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 296, 305-314. DOI: 10.1017/S1743921313009630  [details] 
  • Vink, J., & Yamazaki, R. (2014). A Critical Shock Mach Number for Particle Acceleration in the Absence of Pre-existing Cosmic Rays: M = √5. Astrophysical Journal, 780(2), 125. DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/780/2/125  [details] 
  • Abramowski, A., et al., . U., & Vink, J. (2014). HESS J1640-465 - an exceptionally luminous TeV gamma-ray supernova remnant. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 439(3), 2828-2836. DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stu139  [details] 
  • Abramowski, A., et al., . U., Balzer, A., Berge, D., Bryan, M., Salek, D., & Vink, J. (2014). Discovery of the Hard Spectrum VHE γ-Ray Source HESS J1641-463. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 794(1), L1. DOI: 10.1088/2041-8205/794/1/L1  [details] 
  • Abramowski, A., et al., . U., Balzer, A., Berge, D., Bryan, M., Salek, D., & Vink, J. (2014). Long-term monitoring of PKS 2155-304 with ATOM and H.E.S.S.: investigation of optical/γ-ray correlations in different spectral states. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 571, A39. DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201424142  [details] 
  • Claeys, J. S. W., Pols, O. R., Izzard, R. G., Vink, J., & Verbunt, F. W. M. (2014). Theoretical uncertainties of the Type Ia supernova rate. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 563, A83. DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201322714  [details] 
  • Dimitriadis, G., Chiotellis, A., & Vink, J. (2014). Early X-ray emission from Type Ia supernovae originating from symbiotic progenitors or recurrent novae. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 443(2), 1370-1380. DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stu1249  [details] 
  • Maeda, Y., Sato, T., Tsunemi, H., Bamba, A., Vink, J., Terada, Y., ... Tsuboi, Y. (2014). X-ray imaging of the Cr and Fe lines from Cassiopeia A. In M. Ishida, R. Petre, & K. Mitsuda (Eds.), Proceedings of Suzaku-MAXI 2014: Expanding the Frontiers of the X-ray Universe: February 19-22, 2014, Ehime University, Japan (pp. 174-175). Matsuyama, Ehime Japan: Ehime University. [details] 
  • Miceli, M., Bocchino, F., Decourchelle, A., Maurin, G., Vink, J., Orlando, S., ... Broersen, S. (2014). Probing the effects of hadronic acceleration at the SN 1006 shock front. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 296, 315-319. DOI: 10.1017/S1743921313009642  [details] 
  • Miceli, M., Bocchino, F., Decourchelle, A., Vink, J., Broersen, S., & Orlando, S. (2014). The loss-limited electron energy in SN 1006: Effects of the shock velocity and of the diffusion process. Astronomische Nachrichten, 335(3), 252-255. DOI: 10.1002/asna.201312027  [details] 

2013

  • Broersen, S., Vink, J., Miceli, M., Bocchino, F., Maurin, G., & Decourchelle, A. (2013). The northwestern ejecta knot in SN 1006. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 552, A9. DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201220526  [details] 
  • Chiotellis, A., Kosenko, D., Schure, K. M., Vink, J., & Kaastra, J. S. (2013). Modelling the interaction of thermonuclear supernova remnants with circumstellar structures: the case of Tycho's supernova remnant. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 435(2), 1659-1670. DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stt1406  [details] 
  • Acharya, B. S., et al., . U., Markoff, S., & Vink, J. (2013). Introducing the CTA concept. Astroparticle Physics, 43, 3-18. DOI: 10.1016/j.astropartphys.2013.01.007  [details] 
  • Helder, E. A., Vink, J., Bamba, A., Bleeker, J. A. M., Burrows, D. N., Ghavamian, P., & Yamazaki, R. (2013). Proper motions of Hα filaments in the supernova remnant RCW 86. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 435(2), 910-916. DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stt993  [details] 
  • Miceli, M., Bocchino, F., Decourchelle, A., Vink, J., Broersen, S., & Orlando, S. (2013). The shape of the cutoff in the synchrotron emission of SN 1006 observed with XMM-Newton. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 556, A80. DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201321974  [details] 

2012

  • Chiotellis, A., Schure, K. M., & Vink, J. (2012). The imprint of a symbiotic binary progenitor on the properties of Kepler's supernova remnant. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 537, A139. DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201014754  [details] 
  • Vink, J. (2012). Supernova remnants: the X-ray perspective. Astronomy and Astrophysics Review, 20, 49. DOI: 10.1007/s00159-011-0049-1  [details] 
  • Helder, E. A., Vink, J., Bykov, A. M., Ohira, Y., Raymond, J. C., & Terrier, R. (2012). Observational Signatures of Particle Acceleration in Supernova Remnants. Space Science Reviews, 173(1-4), 369-431. DOI: 10.1007/s11214-012-9919-8  [details] 
  • Hohle, M. M., Haberl, F., Vink, J., de Vries, C. P., & Neuhauser, R. (2012). Narrow absorption features in the co-added XMM-Newton RGS spectra of isolated neutron stars. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 419(2), 1525-1536. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.19809.x  [details] 
  • Hohle, M. M., Haberl, F., Vink, J., de Vries, C. P., Turolla, R., Zane, S., & Méndez, M. (2012). The continued spectral and temporal evolution of RX J0720.4-3125. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 423(2), 1194-1199. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.20946.x  [details] 
  • Lemoine-Goumard, M., Renaud, M., Vink, J., Allen, G. E., Bamba, A., Giordano, F., & Uchiyama, Y. (2012). Constraints on cosmic-ray efficiency in the supernova remnant RCW 86 using multi-wavelength observations. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 545, A28. DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201219896  [details] 
  • Miceli, M., Bocchino, F., Decourchelle, A., Maurin, G., Vink, J., Orlando, S., ... Broersen, S. (2012). XMM-Newton evidence of shocked ISM in SN 1006: indications of hadronic acceleration. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 546, A66. DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201219766  [details] 

2017

  • Vink, J. (2017). Supernova 1604, Kepler’s Supernova, and Its Remnant. In A. W. Alsabti, & P. Murdin (Eds.), Handbook of Supernovae Cham: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-20794-0_49-1 
  • Vink, J. (2017). X-Ray Emission Properties of Supernova Remnants. In A. W. Alsabti, & P. Murdin (Eds.), Handbook of Supernovae Cham: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-20794-0_92-1 

2016

  • Barret, D., Lam Trong, T., den Herder, J-W., Piro, L., Barcons, X., Huovelin, J., ... Cucchetti, E. (2016). The Athena X-ray Integral Field Unit (X-IFU). Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering, 9905, [99052F]. DOI: 10.1117/12.2232432 
  • 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 
  • Soffitta, P., Bellazzini, R., Bozzo, E., Burwitz, V., Castro-Tirado, A., Costa, E., ... Campana, R. (2016). XIPE: the x-ray imaging polarimetry explorer. Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering, 9905, [990515]. DOI: 10.1117/12.2233046 
  • Zane, S., Winter, B., Theobalds, C., Theodorou, T., Pinchera, M., Muleri, F., ... Weisskopf, M. (2016). The on-board calibration system of the X-ray Imaging Polarimetry Explorer (XIPE). Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering, 9905, [99054H]. DOI: 10.1117/12.2233448 

2013

  • Chiotellis, A., Kosenko, D., Schure, K. M., & Vink, J. (2013). Progenitor's Signatures in Type Ia Supernova Remnants. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 7(S281), 331-334. DOI: 10.1017/S1743921312015311  [details] 
  • Vink, J. (2013). Supernova Remnants as the Sources of Galactic Cosmic Rays. ASP Conference Series, 470, 269-280. [details] 

2012

  • Renaud, M., Lemoine-Goumard, M., Vink, J., Allen, G. E., Bamba, A., Giordano, F., ... Fermi/LAT Collaboration, . U. (2012). Constraints on cosmic-ray efficiency in the supernova remnant RCW 86. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1505, 229-232. DOI: 10.1063/1.4772239  [details] 

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.
  • Arias de Saavedra Benitez, M., & Vink, J. (2016). SNRs with LOFAR. 3.
  • Vink, J. (2016). SNR research: where do we stand today, and what will the future bring. 131.
  • Kavanagh, P., Vink, J., Sasake, M., Maggi, P., Haberl, F., & Filipovic, M. (2016). Magnetic field estimates from the synchrotron X-ray shell of 30 Dor C, the first TeV superbubble. 59.
  • Shimoda, J., Inoue, T., Ohira, Y., Yamazaki, R., Bamba, A., & Vink, J. (2016). Importance of Richtmyer-Meshkov Instability on Measurements of Cosmic-Ray Acceleration Efficiency at Supernova Remnants. 103.
  • Li, J-T., Decourchelle, A., Miceli, M., Vink, J., & Bocchino, F. (2016). Spatially resolved spectroscopy analysis of the XMM-Newton large program on SN1006.

2013

  • Miceli, M., Bocchino, F., Decourchelle, A., Vink, J., Broersen, S., & Orlando, S. (2013). The shape of the cutoff in the synchrotron emission of SN 1006 observed with XMM-Newton. Paper presented at The Fast and the Furious: Energetic Phenomena in Isolated Neutron Stars, Pulsar Wind Nebulae and Supernova Remnants, held 22-24 May, 2003 in Madrid, Spain, .

Talk / presentation

  • Vink, J. (speaker) (14-10-2016): Non-equilibrium hot plasmas: how different can electron- and ion-temperatures be?, 11th INTEGRAL Conference.
  • Vink, J. (invited speaker) (14-9-2016): Cosmic-ray acceleration and escape in supernova remnants, The Many Facets of Astrophysics - Photons, Particles, and Spacetime.
  • Vink, J. (invited speaker) (5-7-2016): Gamma-ray observations from SNRs: acceleration and escape, EWASS 2016: High and Very-High Energy Gamma-ray Astronomy: status and future.
  • Vink, J. (invited speaker) (24-6-2016): Gamma-ray observations from SNRs: acceleration and escape, Conference on Shocks and Particle Acceleration in Novae and Supernovae.
  • Vink, J. (invited speaker) (11-6-2016): Where do we stand and what will the future bring?, Supernova Remnants .
  • Vink, J. (speaker) (24-5-2016): Overview of the science case of working group I, The 1st science conference on the XIPE mission, Valencia, Spain.
  • Vink, J. (speaker) (12-12-2013): De ster in ons, HKU awards, Utrecht.
  • Vink, J. (speaker) (21-3-2013): Deeltjesversnelling in supernovaresten, KNVWS lezingen (serie), Publiekssterrenwacht Vesta, Oostzaan.

Others

  • Vink, J. (organiser) (2016): Cosmic Ray Origin - beyond the standard models (second edition) (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Vink, J. (organiser) (2016): Unveiling the Anisotropic Universe (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Vink, J. (chair) (1-10-2016): Open day University, Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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