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Explore this page to discover a selection of press coverage featuring my research papers.

Awarded Veni Fellowship

I won a prestigious NWO Veni fellowship for conducting research at Nikhef for the upcoming 3 years.


I will investigate dense and hot nuclear matter using
all available observational and experimental channels: gravitational waves from binary neutron star mergers as observed by LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA, and in the future Einstein Telescope; their electromagnetic emission; and information from heavy ion collisions in accelerators on Earth, as studied by the ALICE experiment on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

Interview by Dutch New Scientist

I was interviewed by the Dutch New Scientist for the special issue "Closer to the Black Hole" (Dichter bij het zwarte gat).

I talked about my studies of neutron stars, integrating data from various channels and their potential applications in the great field of astronomy.

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Merging neutron stars in sharper focus with connecting software

An international team of scientists from universities including Utrecht University and Nikhef have developed new computer programs that can simultaneously analyze signals from different observatories of merging neutron stars.

Peter T. H. Pang wins CAN Thesis Award 2023

On 20 June 2023, I received the CAN award for the best recent astroparticle physics thesis in the Netherlands. The award was handed out during the symposium of the Dutch astroparticle physics community in Soesterberg. This new prize is an initiative of the Committee of Astroparticle Physics in the Netherlands (CAN). It will be presented every year to stimulate young talented researchers.


Nature paper sheds more light on the stuff neutron stars are made of

The latest publication in the scientific journal Nature presents an enhanced understanding of the composition of neutron stars. Through the innovative combination of data from nuclear collisions and gravitational waves, we have garnered more precise insights into the nature of this extremely dense matter.

‘Science’ study sheds new light on neutron stars, matter, and the universe as a whole

The study published in the leading journal Science gives two significant contributions - a sharp estimate of the size of a typical neutron star and a new estimate of the universe's expanding speed. Combining a wide range of neutron star observations, using radio telescopes, telescopes, and gravitational wave detectors, we could address two essential questions in astrophysics.

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Unleashing the fury of a supermassive black hole - Star shredding and relativistic jet eruption

When a star flies too close to a supermassive black hole, it is violently ripped apart by the black hole’s gravitational tidal forces. In some extremely rare cases, such as the one observed, the supermassive black hole launches “relativistic jets” after destroying a star, which are beams of matter traveling close to the speed of light.

Discovery of the shortest gamma-ray burst fueled by a supernova

Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) lasting less than two seconds were attributed to binary neutron stars merging, while longer bursts have been linked to supernova explosions. However, discovering the shortest-ever GRB of 0.6 seconds produced during a supernova has defied established notions. It challenges our understanding of GRBs.

DALL·E 2023-05-05 22.12.19 - Unleashing the fury of a supermassive black hole - Star shred
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