Adrian Hamers is a Research Group leader at the Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics (MPA). He obtained his PhD from Leiden University in 2016, after studying physics and astronomy at Utrecht University. In 2016, he moved to the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, to work as a postdoctoral fellow. From September 2019, he is heading a new Research Group at the MPA. His interests lie in computational astrophysics specialising in astrophysical dynamics and stellar and binary evolution, studying compact objects, stellar systems, supermassive black holes, and planetary systems.