Dr. Diederik Kruijssen

organizational unit

Akademie-Kolleg

Address
Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg
Mönchhofstr. 12-14
69120 Heidelberg

Curriculum Vitae

Academic Record
2017-now: ERC Starting Grant Holder at the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg, DE
2016-now: DFG Emmy Noether Research Group Leader at the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg, DE
2015-now: Gliese Fellow & Research Group Leader at the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg, DE
2011-2015: MPA Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Max-Planck Institut für Astrophysik, Garching bei München, DE
2012: Visiting scientist at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK
2007-2011: NWO Toptalent PhD Fellow at Utrecht University, NL
2007-2011: Visiting PhD student at Leiden Observatory, NL
2009: Visiting PhD student at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK

Awards & Distinctions
2020: Akademiepreis, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences
2017: Hengstberger Prize, Hengstberger Foundation & Heidelberg University
2017: Ludwig-Biermann Prize, German Astronomical Society
2017: ERC Starting Grant
2016: DFG Emmy Noether Research Grant
2013: Christiaan Huygens Prize, Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences
2011: Cum Laude PhD in Astrophysics, Utrecht University
2007: NWO Toptalent PhD Fellowship

Memberships
2020–now: Member, Academy Collegiate of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences, DE
2019–now: Visiting Scholar, Institute for Theory and Computation, Harvard University, USA
2018–now: Member, International Astronomical Union
2017–now: Member, Astronomische Gesellschaft, DE
2015–now: Visiting Scientist, Max-Planck Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg, DE
2015–now: Member, European Astronomical Society
2014–now: Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, UK

Selected publications and lectures

Publication Summary
Total of 183 peer-reviewed articles, >7000 citations, h-index of 47, m-index of 3.4, riq-index of 317 (link)
First author of 28 peer-reviewed articles, >2400 citations total, 10 of these have >100 citations (link)
First or second author on 4 articles in Nature or Nature Astronomy in 2019 and 2020
Author of 11 major review articles (first, second, or third author on 4 of these)

Talk Summary
161 Talks (69 invited): 13 Invited Reviews, 17 Invited Conference Talks, 1 Conference Summary, 10 Discussion Leads, 57 Contributed Conference Talks, 2 Invited Lecture Series, 37 Invited Colloquia, 24 Regular Institutional Seminars

List of 10 Highlight Publications

  1. Stellar clustering shapes the architecture of planetary systems, Winter, A. J., Kruijssen, J. M. D., Longmore, S. N. & Chevance, M., Nature 586, 528 (2020)
  2. Kraken reveals itself – the merger history of the Milky Way reconstructed with the E-MOSAICS simulations, Kruijssen, J. M. D., Pfeffer, J. L., Chevance, M., et al., MNRAS 498, 2472 (2020; press release)
  3. The lifecycle of molecular clouds in nearby star-forming disc galaxies, Chevance, M., Kruijssen, J. M. D., et al., MNRAS 493, 2872 (2020)
  4. The formation and assembly history of the Milky Way revealed by its globular cluster population, Kruijssen, J. M. D., Pfeffer, J. L., Reina-Campos, M. et al., MNRAS 486, 3180 (2019)
  5. The E-MOSAICS Project: tracing galaxy formation and assembly with the age-metallicity distribution of globular clusters, Kruijssen, J. M. D., Pfeffer, J. L., Crain, R. A. & Bastian, N., MNRAS 486, 3134 (2019)
  6. Fast and inefficient star formation due to short-lived molecular clouds and rapid feedback, Kruijssen, J. M. D., Schruba, A., Chevance, M., Longmore, S. N., et al., Nature 569, 519 (2019, press release)
  7. An uncertainty principle for star formation - II. A new method for characterising the cloud-scale physics of star formation and feedback across cosmic history, Kruijssen, J. M. D., Schruba, A., Hygate, A. P. S., et al., MNRAS 479, 1866 (2018)
  8. Globular clusters as the relics of regular star formation in ‘normal’ high-redshift galaxies, Kruijssen, J. M. D., MNRAS 454, 1658 (2015)
  9. An uncertainty principle for star formation. I. Why galactic star formation relations break down below a certain spatial scale, Kruijssen, J. M. D. & Longmore, S. N., MNRAS 439, 3239 (2014)
  10. On the fraction of star formation occurring in bound stellar clusters, Kruijssen, J. M. D., MNRAS 426, 3008 (2012)