Ylva Götberg


I am a PhD student together with Dr. Selma de Mink at Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


My interest lies in interaction in binary stars. In the BinCosmos project, I model envelope stripping in binary systems using the stellar evolution code MESA. I also tailormake model spectra for the stripped stars using the radiative transfer code CMFGEN. This I do in close collaboration with Dr. José Groh.


The BinCosmos project                                   logo_bin

In the BinCosmos project we work to establish the significance of binary stars throughout cosmic time. My role stretches from nearby stellar population up to high redshift.

We are part of Selma de Mink's group working theoretically on binary stars in Amsterdam.

We work with various codes:

  • Binary stellar evolution with MESA
  • Model stellar atmospheres with CMFGEN
  • Binary population synthesis with binary_c

Core group:

Selma E. de Mink, Group leader

Emmanouil (Manos) Zapartas, PhD student

Mathieu Renzo, PhD student

Louise Edstam, Master student

Walter van Rossem, Master student

Abel Schootemeijer, Master student graduated 2015, currently PhD student in Bonn