Sylvia Ploeckinger

Sylvia Ploeckinger

Astrophysicist (postdoctoral research assistant) at Leiden University (The Netherlands)


A Little About Me

I am a scientist working on expanding our understanding of the Universe we live in. The methods I am using reach from calculations involving mostly pen and (lots of) paper to developing complex large-scale cosmological simulations that run on thousands of processors for months within an international collaboration of scientists.

I received my PhD from the Department of Astrophysics in Vienna, Austria and I have since been a postdoctoral researcher at Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands as well as at the Institute for Computational Cosmology in Durham (UK).

In September 2019 I have joined the Lorentz Institute for Theoretical Physics in Leiden on a personal grant from NWO. 




"A matter of dark matter"

Oct 14, 2019

Article in the Leiden University News about my current research project on studying sterile neutrinos as dark matter candidates.

Click here for the article.