Homepage of Carsten Dominik

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Who am I?


I am Professor for Astronomy at the Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy which is part of the Faculty for Natural Sciences of the University of Amsterdam


CV and Publications

CV - Key data

  • Full Professor at University of Amsterdam 2014
  • Special Professor at Radboud University 2008-2014
  • Associate Professor 2008
  • Assistant Professor 2003
  • Postdoc at University of Amsterdam, 1999-2003
  • Postdoc at Leiden University, Netherlands, 1995-1999
  • National Research Council Fellow at NASA Ames Research Center 1993-1995
  • PhD 1993, Technical University Berlin

A more detailed CV can be found in this PDF file.


Lists of my publications can be found at the Astrophysics Data System and at Google Scholar.

Current Projects

Are We Alone



Nationale Wetenschapsagenda


Here is some out-of-date stuff, needs to be updated.

Planet Formation

Protoplanetary disks

Debris disks



Research group

Current group members

  • Prof. L.B.F.M. Waters, director of SRON, and still profssor at API.
  • Gabriela Muro Arena, studies protoplanetary disks with ALMA and SPHERE.
  • Christian Ginski, Postdoc, works on observations of disks with SPHERE.
  • Per Gunnar ValegĂ„rd, PhD student, works on the precursors of Herbig Ae/Be stars.
  • Kevin Lange, PhD student, starts in September 2019.

Other staff members and senior researchers in the Cosmic Origins group

Previous group members

  • Dominik Paszun, PhD 2008, now working at…..
  • Mihkel Kama, PhD 2013, after that Postdoc in Leiden with E. van Dishoeck, now at Cambridge University
  • Michiel Min, Postdoc -2015, now leader of the exoplanet group at SRON
  • Gijs Mulders, PhD 2013, Now postdoc at Arizona University
  • Rik van Lieshout, PhD 2015, now postdoc at Cambridge University with Prof. Mark Wyatt.
  • Sebastiaan Krijt, PhD 2014 (Leiden, Promotor A. Tielens and C. Dominik), now postdoc at Chicago University, with F. Ciesla
  • Lucas Ellerbroek, Postdoc, now Institute manager at the Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy, University of Amsterdam
  • Tomas Stolker, PhD student, working on protoplanetary disks in polarized light
  • Kaustubh Hakim PhD 2018, now postdoc at the University of Bern.
  • Lucia Klarmann, PhD 2018, now postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg.
  • Allona Vazan, Postdoc, not Postdoc at the Hebrew University in Israel

Other stuff

Emacs packages

Here is a list of the Emacs packages I wrote. Most have been integrated into Emacs, the rest is still maintained by me and you can find the latest versions here.

  • In Emacs
    • Org-mode - An Emacs mode for notes and projet planning.
    • IDLWAVE - The Emacs modes for editing and running IDL and WAVE CL files. With important contributions from Chris Chase and J.D. Smith.
    • RefTeX - Support for LaTeX Labels, References and Citations with GNU Emacs.
    • texmathp.el - checking LaTeX buffers for Math mode.
  • Not in Emacs
    • CDLaTeX - more LaTeX functionality for Emacs, in particular fast templates and optimizes insertion of math symbols.
    • constants.el - An Emacs package for inserting the definition of natural constants and units into a source code buffer, for a number of different programming languages.

Other tools

  • Dirabbrev - Using abbreviations for directories in the shell
  • CHAIN - A tool for running a code with different sets of parameters
  • MPP - A preprocessor tool for creating MPEG and other movie streams
  • PSFIXBB - fixing the BoundingBox in postscript files
  • TFMT - A table formatting tool

HP calculators

The SystemRPL entry database and related information. SystemRPL is the internal programming language for HP calculators (HP48 and later).

Author: C. Dominik

Created: 2019-10-17 Thu 07:21