Curriculum Vitae

Ylva Götberg


My name is Ylva Götberg and I work as a theoretical astrophysicist. I am educated physics engineer and astronomer. I studied in Lund, Sweden, then moved to Amsterdam, Netherlands, for my PhD studies. I am originally from Sweden, but currently live in California, USA.

Email: ygoetberg@carnegiescience.edu

Academic Background

2019-now Alvin E. Nashman Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Astrophysics, Carnegie Observatories, Pasadena, CA, USA
2014-2019 PhD Student, Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
PhD degree obtained 7 of February 2019, link to my PhD thesis
2012-2014 Master in Astrophysics, Lund Observatory, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
link to my master's thesis
Summers 2013, 2014 Summer student, Lund Observatory, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
2011-2012 Master in Astrophysics, Institut de Planetologie et d'Astrophysiqe de Grenoble (IPAG), Grenoble, France
2008-2014 Master in Physics Engineering, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Publications

Spectral models for binary products: Unifying subdwarfs and Wolf-Rayet stars as a sequence of stripped-envelope stars
W. E. Kerzendorf, T. Do, S. E. de Mink, Y. Götberg, D. Milisavljevic, E. Zapartas, M. Renzo, S. Justham, Ph. Podsiadlowski, R. A. Fesen, A&A, 623, A34, 2019

Spectral models for binary products: Unifying subdwarfs and Wolf-Rayet stars as a sequence of stripped-envelope stars
Y. Götberg, S. E. de Mink, J. H. Groh, T. Kupfer, P. A. Crowther, A&A, 615, A78, 2018

Clues about the scarcity of stripped-envelope stars from the evolutionary state of the sdO+Be binary system φ Persei
A. Schootemeijer, Y. Götberg, S. E. de Mink, D. Gies, E. Zapartas, A&A, 615, A30, 2018

Massive runaways and walkaway stars
M. Renzo, E. Zapartas, S. E. de Mink, Y. Götberg, S. Justham, R. J. Farmer, R. G. Izzard, S. Toonen, H. Sana, arXiv:1804.09164, 2018

Extreme isolation of WN3/O3 stars and implications for their evolutionary origin as the elusive stripped binaries
N. Smith, Y. Götberg, S. E. de Mink, MNRAS, 475, 772, 2018

Ionizing spectra of stars that lose their envelope through interaction with a binary companion: role of metallicity
Y. Götberg, S. E. de Mink, J. H. Groh, A&A, 608, A11, 2017

Delay-time distribution of core-collapse supernovae with late events resulting from binary interaction
E. Zapartas, S. E. de Mink, R. G. Izzard, S.-C. Yoon, C. Badenes, Y. Götberg, A. de Koter, C. J. Neijssel, M. Renzo, A. Schootemeijer, T. S. Shrotriya, A&A, 601, A29, 2017

Long-term stability of the HR 8799 planetary system without resonant lock
Y. Götberg, M. B. Davies, A. J. Mustill, A. Johansen, R. P. Church, A&A, 592, A147, 2016

Scientific Talks

December 2018 Colloquium, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, invited
September 2018 Colloquium, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, invited
September 2018 Massive Stripped Stars, Conference: "Hydrogen-deficient Stars", Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK, invited review
April 2018 Stripped Stars in Stellar Populations, VLT-FLAMES Tarantula Survey (VFTS) collaboration meeting #11, Tenerife, Spain
April 2018 Binaries in the 21st century HR diagram, Conference: "The 21st century HR diagram", STScI, Baltimore, USA
October 2017 Advances in our Understanding of Massive Stars, Conference: "Characterizing Galaxies with Spectroscopy with a view for JWST", Lorentz center, Leiden, The Netherlands, summary talk
September 2017 Colloquium, Lund Observatory, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, invited
July 2017 Stars stripped in binaries: characteristics and how to observe them, Conference: "The Impact of Binaries on Stellar Evolution", Garching, Germany
May 2017 Stripped stars in the VFTS sample?, VLT-FLAMES Tarantula Survey (VFTS) collaboration meeting #10, Leuven, Belgium
April 2017 The ionizing photons from stars stripped in binaries, Tea talk, Caltech, Pasadena, USA
April 2017 Stripped stars, their ionizing flux and how to find them, Workshop at Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP): “The Mysteries and Inner Workings of Massive Stars”, Santa Barbara, USA
February 2017 The ionising feedback from stars stripped in binaries, “Dutch star cluster meeting II”, nation-wide meeting held in Amsterdam (LOC & SOC), The Netherlands
December 2016 The ionizing flux of stars stripped in binaries, Conference: “The lives and death-throes of massive stars”, Auckland, New Zealand
October 2016 The ionising flux of stars stripped in binaries, Conference: “Physical Characteristics of Normal Galaxies at z > 2”, Lorentz center, Leiden, The Netherlands
August 2016 Ionizing flux emitted from stripped stars, visit at Universidad los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
July 2016 The ionising flux of stars stripped in binaries, Conference: “Binary stars in Cambridge”, Cambridge, UK
June 2016 Populations with stripped stars, "Dutch star cluster meeting I", nation-wide meeting held in Leiden, The Netherlands
May 2016 Stripped stars emit ionising radiation, Conference: "71st Netherlands Astronomy Conference (NAC)", Nunspeet, The Netherlands
May 2016 How to find stripped stars, VLT-FLAMES Tarantula Survey (VFTS) collaboration meeting #9, Smolyan, Bulgaria
June 2015 Did massive binaries contribute to the Epoch of Reionization?, Conference: "First stars, galaxies and black holes", Groningen, The Netherlands

Awards & Grants

Awards:

  • 2nd prize for best presentation, "The lives and death-throes of massive stars", IAU Symposium 329, conference in Auckland, New Zealand, November 2016
  • 1st prize in poster competition, "First stars, galaxies and black holes, conference in Groningen", The Netherlands, June 2015
    My poster is here.
  • 1st prize in poster competition, "70th Netherlands Astronomy Conference (NAC)", conference in Nunspeet, The Netherlands, May 2015

Grants:

  • €400 for conference "Hydrogen-deficient Stars" in Northern Ireland, UK, from LKBF, April 2018
  • €400 for conference "The Impact of Binaries on Stellar Evolution in Garching" in Germany, from LKBF, April 2017
  • $2700 for the workshop "The Mysteries and Inner Workings of Massive Stars" in Santa Barbara, USA, funding for visiting KITP fellows, October 2016
  • €400 for conference "The lives and death-throes of massive stars" in Auckland, New Zealand, IAU travel grant, July 2016
  • £500 for conference Binary stars in Cambridge in Cambridge, UK, SOC of conference, July 2016
  • €400 for conference "Cosmic dawn of galaxy formation: linking observations and theory with new generation spectral models" in Paris, France, LKBF, April 2016
  • €1500 for conference "The lives and death-throes of massive stars" in Auckland, New Zealand and associated collaboration visit in Auckland, New Zealand and Seoul, Korea, LKBF, April 2016
  • €500 for work visit to Dr. J. H. Groh in Geneva, Switzerland, Aspasia travel grant, February 2016
  • €1000 for conference The IAU General Assembly in Honolulu, Hawaii, LKBF, March 2015
  • €300 for collaboration meeting in Sheffield, UK, LKBF, March 2015

Successful Proposals

Computer time:

2017 “Bridging the helium star gap: theoretical predictions for their atmospheres”, 500 000 CPU hours, Netherlands national supercomputer Cartesius (PI: Y. Götberg)

Observations:

2018, HST “The Missing Link in Massive Binary Star Evolution”, 39 orbits, Cycle 26, HST/STIS (PI: D. Gies)
2017, HST “Dwarfs and Giants: Massive Stars in Little Dwarf Galaxies”, 18 orbits, HST/STIS (PI: J. Andrews)
2015, VLT "Uncovering the fate of the Tarantula?s B-type binaries", 31h VLT/FLAMES, Period 96A (PI: W. Taylor)

Teaching Experience

MESA summer school, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP), USA. Teaching assistant, development of labs, August 2017.

Stellar atmospheres and radiative transfer, Master's course at University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Teaching assistant, autumn 2016.

Stellar evolution and structure, Master's course at University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Teaching assistant, spring 2015, 2016.

Co-supervision, BSc M. Briel, University of Amsterdam, Spring 2016

Co-supervision, BSc T. Dodds, University of Amsterdam, June 2016

Co-supervision, MSc W. van Rossem, University of Amsterdam, 2016-2017

Computer Skills

  • Daily use of operating systems MacOS & Linux (unix), some experience with Windows
  • Extensive experience in Python, MATLAB, Fortran, bash, and some C, C++
  • Familiar with the cluster systems PBS and slurm
  • Used to text editing and illustrations with LaTeX, Microsoft Office Package, MacOS Keynote, and some experience with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign

Outreach

June 2018 Public talk: “Interacting binary stars over cosmic time”, Pint of Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
June 2017 Public talk : "A tale of double stars changing the Universe", Astronomy on Tap, Leiden, The Netherlands
April 2017 Public talk: "Did double stars end the Cosmic Dark ages?", Astronomy on Tap, Santa Barbara, USA
December 2016 Public Symposium: "Finding baby-stars hiding behind their companion", Auckland, New Zealand

Miscellaneous

Software developer, RUAG Space AB, Gothenburg, Sweden, Summers 2011 & 2012

Languages: Swedish (mother tongue), English (fluent in written and oral), French (good command), German (basic)

Driver's license

Ylva Götberg

Email: ygoetberg@carnegiescience.edu
Tel: +1 (626) 304-0236

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