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Frederik Paerels

Professor, Astronomy

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Astronomy


Pupin 1022

212.854.1811



Professor Paerels received his Ph.D. from the University of Utrecht (Netherlands). He was a research scientist at Columbia before becoming a Senior Scientist of SRON Space Research Laboratory in the Netherlands. He is currently the director of the Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory and is currently serving as the director of undergraduate studies.


Research Topics

X-ray spectroscopy, intergalactic medium, X-ray instrumentation