address: | Albert Einstein Institute (Max-Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics) Am Mühlenberg 1 D-14476 Potsdam, Germany |

phone: | +49-331-567 7331 |

email: | laan (at) aei.mpg.de |

I am interested in geometric analysis and general relativity, in particular aspects of the Cauchy problem for the Einstein equations.

This includes problems related to

- Black hole stability
- Extended bodies in relativity
- Inhomogeneous cosmological models

My recent papers can be found using one of the following links:

Some recent talks:

- The trapped region, ERE, Sept. 18, 2008
- Hidden symmetries and linear fields on Kerr, Workshop on General Relativity and Geometric Analysis
- Self-gravitating elastic bodies, PDEs, relativity and non-linear waves, Granada 2010