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Dr. Lennart van Haaften

Lennart van Haaften, Ph.D. is Postdoctoral researcher at Texas Tech University where he’s working in the field of high-energy astrophysics at the Department of Physics. Topics include black hole X-ray binaries and the effect of chemical composition on X-ray binaries. He’s also writer at, a Dutch website offering news and ideas for a better future.
Lennart is fascinated by the natural world and wants to understand how it works. He specializes in modeling and data analysis of physical phenomena in astronomy and the Earth’s climate.
Furthermore, he’s interested in science and technology, their development, and their critical role in shaping humanity’s future. In this regard, he writes about various scientific and philosophical topics.
Lennart’s papers include The evolution of ultracompact X-ray binaries, Formation of the planet around the millisecond pulsar J1719-1438, Long-term luminosity behavior of 14 ultracompact X-ray binaries, Ultracompact X-ray binary stars, Population synthesis of ultracompact X-ray binaries in the Galactic Bulge, Time-resolved X-Shooter spectra and RXTE light curves of the ultra-compact X-ray binary candidate 4U 0614+091, and Initial data release of the Kepler-INT Survey. Read the full list of his papers!
He was previously PhD researcher in Astrophysics at Radboud University Nijmegen and Climate Physicist at GrowTechnology.
Lennart earned his Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Physics & Astronomy at Leiden University in 2003. He earned his Master of Science (MSc) in Physics & Climate Science, Astronomy at Leiden University in 2006. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Astrophysics at Radboud University Nijmegen in 2012.
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