Jordy Davelaar received his Ph.D. in Astronomy from Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands in 2020. He obtained his B.S. and M.S. Cum Laude at Radboud University and was awarded the University Student Prize for his contributions to the university. In 2019 he participated in a half year pre-doctoral program at the Flatiron Institute. His research interests are in topics in high energy astrophysics; including black holes, accretion, jet formation and propagation, plasma physics, and binary black holes.
Dr. Davelaar is a member of the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration where he is involved in theoretical modeling of the primary EHT sources with a main interest in non-thermal particle acceleration. He received in 2020 as a EHT member the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, the Einstein Medal, the Bruno Rossi Prize, and the RAS Group Award. He was also elected by Elsevier The Netherlands as one of the 30 most talented Dutch citizens under 30 years.