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Selected publications

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Articles:

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Using electromagnetic observations to aid gravitational-wave parameter estimation of compact binaries observed with LISA II: the advantage of knowing the sky position   S. Shah, G. Nelemans and M. van der Sluys   Submitted for publication in A&A, January 2013  
IGR J19308+0530: Roche lobe overflow on to a compact object from a donor 1.8 times as massive   E.M. Ratti, T.F.J. van Grunsven, M.A.P. Torres, P.G. Jonker, J.C.A. Miller-Jones, J.W.T. Hessels, H. Van Winckel, M. van der Sluys, G. Nelemans   Accepted for publication in MNRAS, January 2013 — arXiv  
Population synthesis of ultracompact X-ray binaries in the Galactic Bulge   L.M. van Haaften, G. Nelemans, R. Voss, S. Toonen, S.F. Portegies Zwart, L.R. Yungelson, and M.V. van der Sluys   Submitted to A&A, September 2012  
Using electromagnetic observations to aid gravitational-wave parameter estimation of compact binaries observed with LISA   S. Shah, M. van der Sluys and G. Nelemans   A&A 544, 153 (2012)  
Estimating parameters of coalescing compact binaries with proposed advanced detector networks   J. Veitch, I. Mandel, B. Aylott, B. Farr, V. Raymond, C. Rodriguez, M. van der Sluys, V. Kalogera, A. Vecchio   PhRvD 85 4045 (2012)  
On the Formation of Double White Dwarfs through Stable Mass Transfer and a Common Envelope   T. E. Woods, N. Ivanova, M. van der Sluys and S. Chaichenets   ApJ 744, 12 (2012)  
Gravitational waves from compact binaries   Marc van der Sluys   In Evolution of compact binaries, ASPC 447, 317 (2011)   PDF (284kb)
Analytical expressions for the envelope binding energy of giants as a function of basic stellar parameters   A.J. Loveridge, M.V. van der Sluys and V. Kalogera   ApJ 743, 49 (2011)   PDF (0.6Mb) – Electronic data
Masses and envelope binding energies of primary stars at the onset of a common envelope   Marc van der Sluys, Michael Politano and Ronald E. Taam   In Binary star evolution: mass loss, accretion, and mergers, AIPC 1314 13 (2010)   PDF (90kb)
The formation of low-mass double white dwarfs through an initial phase of stable non-conservative mass transfer   T. E. Woods, N. Ivanova, M. van der Sluys and S. Chaichenets   In Binary star evolution: mass loss, accretion, and mergers, AIPC 1314 24 (2010)  
Population Synthesis of Common Envelope Mergers: I. Giant Stars with Stellar or Substellar Companions   M. Politano, M.V. van der Sluys, R.E. Taam, and B. Willems   ApJ 720, 1752 (2010)   PDF (0.5Mb)
The effects of LIGO detector noise on a 15-dimensional Markov-chain Monte-Carlo analysis of gravitational-wave signals   V. Raymond, M.V. van der Sluys, I. Mandel, V. Kalogera, C. Roever, N. Christensen   CQG 27: 4009, 2010  
The chemical composition of donors in AM CVn stars and ultra-compact X-ray binaries: observational tests of their formation   G. Nelemans, L.R. Yungelson, M.V. van der Sluys and Christopher A. Tout   MNRAS 401, 1347 (2010)  
Parameter estimation for signals from compact binary inspirals injected into LIGO data   Marc van der Sluys, Ilya Mandel, Vivien Raymond, Vicky Kalogera, Christian Röver, Nelson Christensen   Proceedings for GWDAW-13, CQG 26: 204010, 2009arXiv   PDF (0.3Mb)
Testing gravitational-wave searches with numerical relativity waveforms: Results from the first Numerical INJection Analysis (NINJA) project   B. Aylott et al.   CQG 26: 165008, 2009; arXiv  
LIGO: the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory   B.P. Abbott et al.   Rep. Prog. Phys. 72: 076901, 2009  
Degeneracies in Sky Localisation Determination from a Spinning Coalescing Binary through Gravitational Wave Observations: a Markov-Chain Monte-Carlo Analysis for two Detectors   V. Raymond, M.V. van der Sluys, I. Mandel, V. Kalogera, C. Röver, N. Christensen   CQG 26: 114007, 2009; arXiv   PDF (0.4Mb)
Status of NINJA: the Numerical INJection Analysis project   L. Cadonati et al.   CQG 26: 114008, 2009   PDF (0.3Mb)
The astrophysics of ultra-compact binaries; a white paper for the Astro2010 decadal review   G. Nelemans, M. Wood, P. Groot, et al.   arXiv/0902.2923 (astro2010S, 221)  
Gravitational-wave astronomy with inspiral signals of spinning compact-object binaries   M.V. van der Sluys, C. Röver, A. Stroeer, V. Raymond, I. Mandel, N. Christensen, V. Kalogera, R. Meyer, A. Vecchio   2008ApJ...688L..61V   PDF (0.3Mb)
Common Envelope Mergers: A Possible Channel for Forming Single sdB Stars   M. Politano, R.E. Taam, M. van der Sluys, B. Willems   2008ApJ..687L..99P   PDF (0.1Mb)
Parameter estimation of spinning binary inspirals using Markov-chain Monte Carlo   Marc van der Sluys, Vivien Raymond, Ilya Mandel, Christian Röver, Nelson Christensen, Vicky Kalogera, Renate Meyer, Alberto Vecchio   2008CQGra..25r4011V   PDF (0.9Mb)
Black-hole spin evolution: implications for short hard gamma-ray bursts and gravitational-wave detection   Krzysztof Belczynski, Ronald E. Taam, Emmanouela Rantsiou, Marc van der Sluys   2008ApJ...682..474B  
Modelling the formation of double white dwarfs   M.V. van der Sluys, F. Verbunt and O.R. Pols   2006A&A...460..209V   PDF (9.6Mb)
On the possibility of a helium white dwarf donor in the presumed ultracompact binary 2S 0918-549   J.J.M. in 't Zand, A. Cumming, M.V. van der Sluys, F. Verbunt and O.R. Pols   2005A&A...441..675I  
Reduced magnetic braking and the magnetic capture model for the formation of ultra-compact binaries   M.V. van der Sluys, F. Verbunt and O.R. Pols   2005A&A...440..973V   PDF (0.5Mb)
Creating ultra-compact binaries in globular clusters through stable mass transfer   M.V. van der Sluys, F. Verbunt and O.R. Pols   2005A&A...431..647V   PDF (1.6Mb)
On the stability of thermonuclear shell sources in stars   S.-C. Yoon, N. Langer, and M. van der Sluys   2004A&A...425..207Y  
The dynamics of the nebula M1-67 around the run-away Wolf-Rayet star WR 124   M.V. van der Sluys and H.J.G.L.M. Lamers   2003A&A...398..181V   PDF (1.4Mb)


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Talks:

(A selection of my popular-science talks can be found here in Dutch, or use Google translate)

Date
Location
Title
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April 15, 2013
Third Bonn workshop on formation and evolution of neutron stars, Bonn, Germany Measuring neutron-star properties with LIGO and Virgo
August 16, 2012
EuroWD12, Kraków, Poland The formation of double white dwarfs
June 25, 2012
Virgo week 2012, Pisa, Italy Using astrophysical knowledge in gravitational-wave data analysis of binary inspirals
March 21, 2012
Astrophysics colloquium, Centro de Astrofisica, Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile Compact binaries and gravitational waves
March 20, 2012
Astrophysics colloquium, ESO Vitacura office, Santiago, Chile Compact binaries and gravitational waves
April 12, 2011
NOVA 3 meeting, Leiden, The Netherlands Using astrophysical knowledge in gravitational-wave data analysis
March 11, 2011
Binary evolution 2011, Viña del Mar, Chile Using astrophysical knowledge in gravitational-wave data analysis PDF (6.3Mb)
March 9, 2011
Binary evolution 2011, Viña del Mar, Chile Gravitational waves from compact binaries (invited review) PDF (8.9Mb)
January 28, 2011
GWPAW, Milwaukee, Wi, U.S.A. Using astrophysical knowledge in gravitational-wave data analysis of binary inspirals
November 5, 2010
Dutch Physcis Society (NVV), Lunteren, The Netherlands Using astrophysical knowledge in gravitational-wave data analysis
June 22, 2010
Binary star evolution: mass loss, accretion and mergers, Mykonos, Greece Population synthesis of common-envelope mergers on the giant branches PDF (2.6Mb)
May 12, 2010
Utrecht University, the Netherlands (astrophysics colloquium) Gravitational-wave astronomy with LIGO and Virgo PDF (6.2Mb)
May 11, 2010
Astron, Dwingeloo, the Netherlands (colloquium) Population synthesis of common-envelope mergers on the giant branches PDF (3.8Mb)
May 4, 2010
Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching, Germany (astrophysics seminar) Population synthesis of common-envelope mergers on the giant branches PDF (3.8Mb)
May 3, 2010
Innsbruck University, Austria (astrophysics colloquium) Gravitational-wave astronomy with LIGO and Virgo PDF (6.2Mb)
April 29, 2010
Leiden Observatory, the Netherlands (astrophysics colloquium) Gravitational-wave astronomy with LIGO and Virgo PDF (6.2Mb)
April 27, 2010
Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands (astrophysics seminar) Gravitational-wave astronomy with LIGO and Virgo PDF (6.2Mb)
March 11, 2010
Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, Toronto, ON, Canada (CITA seminar) Gravitational-wave astronomy with LIGO and Virgo PDF (6.2Mb)
March 3, 2010
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada (astronomy seminar) Population synthesis of common-envelope mergers on the giant branches PDF (3.8Mb)
January 11, 2010
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada (astronomy colloquium) Part 1: Population synthesis of common-envelope mergers on the giant branches
Part 2: Gravitational-wave astronomy with LIGO and Virgo
PDF (3.4Mb)
September 29, 2009
Stellar Mergers workshop, Leiden, the Netherlands
(invited talk)
Part 1: The formation of single sdB stars through common-envelope mergers
Part 2: Observing BH/NS mergers with LIGO/Virgo (or: How to measure gravitational waves from quite a long way away)
PDF (2.5Mb)
July 2, 2009
NASA summer research program 2009, Northwestern University
The evolution of single and binary stars: From X-rays to gravitational waves
June 4, 2009
LSC-Virgo Collaboration meeting, Orsay, France, plenary session (on behalf of the CBC group)
Bayesian inference in the CBC follow-up pipeline
March 17, 2009
Wild stars in the Old West II
Magnetic capture and the CV formation channel for AM CVn stars PDF (1.0Mb)
September 21, 2008
LSC-Virgo meeting, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dependence of sky-position degeneracies on the detector network and black-hole spin
September 2, 2008
2nd International Workshop on AM CVn stars, Cape Town, South Africa
(invited talk)
Formation of double white dwarfs and AM CVn stars PDF (1.7Mb)
June 10, 2008
LSC-Virgo meeting, Orsay, France
The effect of spin on the accuracy of parameter estimation of binary black-hole inspirals
April 12, 2008
APS, St. Louis
Parameter estimation of spinning binary black-hole inspirals using MCMC (10' version) PDF (0.9Mb)
March 27, 2008
Center for gravitational-wave physics, Penn State University
(seminar)
Parameter estimation of spinning binary black-hole inspirals using MCMC (45' version) PDF (5.2Mb)
March 16, 2008
CBC F2F, LSC/Virgo meeting, Caltech
Parameter estimation of spinning binary black-hole inspirals using MCMC on software injections in LIGO data
October 21, 2007
CBC F2F, LSC/Virgo meeting, Hannover
Bayesian follow-up in the CBC pipeline
October 19, 2007
University of Birmingham, Gravity group meeting
The formation of ultra-compact binaries in globular clusters PDF (5.4Mb)
October 4, 2007
Northwestern University, Theoretical astrophysics group meeting
Parameter estimation of spinning binary black-hole inspirals using MCMC
October 19, 2006
Northwestern University, Theoretical astrophysics group meeting
How the Giant lost its mantle and became a Dwarf PDF (1.1Mb)
July 8, 2005
Am CVn workshop, Nijmegen
(invited talk)
Modelling the evolution of double white-dwarf systems PDF (0.9Mb)
December 17, 2004
Modest 5a workshop, Edinburgh
Creating ultra-compact binaries in globular clusters through stable mass transfer
PDF (1.5Mb)
December 17, 2002
Astrophysical Seminar, University of Innsbruck
Backward evolutionary calculations to explain double white dwarf systems
PDF (1.0Mb)
March 27, 2002
Colloquium, University of Innsbruck
The dynamics of the nebula M1-67 around the run-away Wolf-Rayet star WR 124
August 27, 2001
Graduation Talk, Utrecht University
A bowshock model for the run-away Wolf-Rayet star WR 124


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Posters:

Date
Place
Title
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June 2010
Binary star evolution: mass loss, accretion and mergers, Mykonos, Greece
The Formation and Evolution of Double White Dwarfs Through Non-Conservative Mass Transfer and a Common Envelope (Woods et al.)
May 2010
CITA@25 conference, Toronto, Canada
The Formation and Evolution of Double White Dwarfs Through Non-Conservative Mass Transfer and a Common Envelope (Woods et al.)
January 2010
GWDAW-14, Rome, Italy
Model selection with Markov-Chain Monte-Carlo results applied to Gravitational Waves (Raymond et al.) LIGO DCC 7873
June 2009
Amaldi 8, New York, U.S.A.
Accurate parameter estimation of spinning compact-object binaries: Markov-Chain Monte-Carlo applied to LIGO gravitational-wave signals (Raymond et al.) LIGO DCC 3137
January 2009
GWDAW 13, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Gravitational-wave astronomy using Markov-chain Monte-Carlo parameter estimation for compact binary inspirals with spinning objects
PDF (0.4Mb)
December 2007
GWDAW 12, MIT, Boston.
Parameter estimation of spinning
binary inspirals using MCMC
PDF (0.9Mb)
July 2007
Amaldi 7, Sydney.
Parameter estimation of spinning
binary inspirals using MCMC
PDF (0.6Mb)
August 2005
MODEST-6, Chicago.
Creating ultra-compact X-ray binaries
in globular clusters
PDF (1.7Mb)
July 2004
Interacting binaries, Cefalu, Italy.
Creating ultra-compact binaries
through stable mass transfer
PDF (1.6Mb)
May 2003
Dutch Astronomy Conference, Kleve (D)
Backward evolutionary calculations
to model double white dwarfs
PDF (0.7Mb)
May 2001
Dutch Astronomy Conference, Dalfsen
A bowshock model for the wind-ISM interaction
of the run-away Wolf-Rayet star WR 124
PDF (0.2Mb)