Welcome to Tjarda Boekholt's Homepage!

I am a computational astrophysicist affiliated with the Center for Research & Development in Mathematics and Applications (CIDMA), in the group of Gravitational Geometry and Dynamics, and the Physics Department at the University of Aveiro in Portugal. My main research interests are computational N-body methods and the dynamical evolution of planetary and stellar systems.

I obtained my BSc in Astronomy in 2009 and my MSc in 2011, both at Leiden Observatory. My PhD thesis titled "Chaotic Dynamics in N-body Systems" was under supervision of Prof. Simon Portegies Zwart and co-promotor Prof. Douglas Heggie. My first post-doc position was in the Theory and Star formation Group at the University of Concepcion in Chile, in collaboration with Prof. Dominik Schleicher, Prof. Mike Fellhauer and Prof. Amelia Stutz. Currently, I am an FCT Post-doctoral Fellow collaborating with Prof. Alexandre Correia. 








          In Dutch:

  • Chaos ontrafeld on astronomie.nl (based on Portegies Zwart and Boekhotl 2018)
  • Precieze berekeningen on astronomie.nl (based on Portegies Zwart and Boekholt 2014 and Boekholt and Portegies Zwart 2015)

Contact information:

Full name: Tjarda Coenraad Nico Boekholt

Position: FCT Post-doctoral Fellow

Office: Gr@v room (13.3.28)Physics Building, University of Aveiro

Email: boekholt@ua.pt

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