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Results: 21 - 40 of 74
  • 16 Jul 2018
    Veni grant awarded to 27 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Veni grants worth up to €250,000 to 27 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers who recently obtained their doctorate. The grants give promising young ...

  • 16 Jul 2018
    Veni grant for astronomers Emily Petroff and Alexander Mushtukov

    Dr. Emily Petroff and Dr. Alexander Mushtukov have both been awarded a Veni grant to continue their research at the Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy.

  • 4 Jul 2018
    Einstein’s theory still passes the test: weak and strong gravity objects fall the same way

    Einstein’s theory of gravity, general relativity, predicts that all objects fall in the same way, regardless of their mass or composition. But does this principle also hold for objects with extreme gravity? An ...

  • 21 Jun 2018
    Single supermassive star explains diversity in globular clusters

    A single polluting supermassive star could well be the cause of the curious variety of stars in old globular clusters. This is the conclusion of both observations and simulations performed by an international team of ...

  • 1 Jun 2018
    Vidi grant awarded to 11 UvA and AMC researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros to 11 experienced researchers from the University of Amsterdam and Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA). The grant ...

  • 25 May 2018
    ‘Transient machine’ MeerLICHT inaugurated in South Africa

    On Friday May 25, the MeerLICHT telescope has been inaugurated at the Sutherland Observatory, South Africa. MeerLICHT (‘more light’ in Dutch) is an optical telescope that will be an ‘eye of the MeerKAT radio array’, ...

  • 12 Apr 2018
    Space telescope ATHENA in NWO's Nationale Roadmap

    The NWO has honored ten grant applications in the National Roadmap for Large-scale Scientific Infrastructure, including ATHENA, the new space telescope project involving the Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy of ...

  • 11 Apr 2018
    SPHERE images a zoo of dusty discs around young stars

    New images from the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope are revealing the dusty discs surrounding nearby young stars in greater detail than previously achieved. They show a bizarre variety of shapes, ...

  • 27 Mar 2018
    Ultra hot giant exoplanet appears more like a star than a planet

    The chemistry and radiation on the day side of hot giant exoplanets can be better explained by the physics of stars than that of planets. This is the conclusion of research on the exoplanet WASP-18b, led by ...

  • 26 Feb 2018
    Astronomer Joeri van Leeuwen receives Vici grant

    Astronomer Joeri van Leeuwen of the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON)/UvA receives a Vici grant of 1.5 million euros to hunt for the source of gravitational waves. In the next five years he will ...

  • 16 Feb 2018
    Cutting edge science research to broaden youth participation in science & technology fields

    On 7 February, the first co-creation event of the Expanding (Event) Horizons project took place at Leiden University. Nearly 30 educators, scientists and consultants from diverse backgrounds, among whom API's Dr. ...

  • 19 Jan 2018
    Most powerful Dutch supercomputer boosts new radio telescope

    Every day, thousands of enormous explosions go off in the sky: so-called Fast Radio Bursts. To better understand the flashes and the gigantic energies behind them, ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio ...

  • 10 Jan 2018
    Astronomers Peer Deep in the Lair of a Cosmic Radio Burster

    An international team of astronomers, among whom Daniele Michili and Jason Hessels of the UvA's Anton Pannekoek Institute, has used two of the world’s largest radio telescopes to show that a mysterious source of ...

  • 4 Jan 2018
    Many more massive stars than expected

    An enormous star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, contains far more massive stars than previously thought possible. This is the result of research performed by an ...

  • 27 Nov 2017
    Laura Driessen wins Dutch thesis prize for Astronomy

    For the second time in a row, an UVA master student has won the yearly Thesis Prize of the KHMW, the Royal Dutch Society for the Sciences. Laura Driessen discovered a new supernova remnant her research, using the ...

  • 14 Nov 2017
    Neutron star with strong magnetic field may still launch jets

    An international team of astronomers including Jakob van den Eijnden, Nathalie Degenaar and Rudy Wijnands suspects that neutron stars with a strong magnetic field can still launch so-called jets. Since the 1980s, it ...

  • 9 Nov 2017
    Dutch astronomers see moving shadows around planet-forming star

    A team of mainly Dutch astronomers has observed moving shadows on a dust disk around a star. UVA's Tomas Stolker, Carsten Dominik and Rens Waters were part of this research. On multiple days they took a 'photo' of ...

  • 6 Nov 2017
    Breakthrough in simulations: rapidly-spinning black holes launch tilting jets

    Research conducted using computer simulations has demonstrated how a rapidly-spinning black hole not only engulfs matter, it also emits energy in the form of relativistic jets. Thanks to a revolutionary faster method ...

  • 30 Oct 2017
    Astronomers measure jet offset of ejecting black hole

    An international team of astronomers among whom Sera Markoff and Chiara Ceccobello of the UvA, has determined the distance traveled by particles before they are launched as a visible stream of plasma by a black hole. ...

  • 16 Oct 2017
    Multi-Messenger Astronomy Launched in World-Wide Campaign

    Using a vast system of telescopes, astronomers from all over the globe, including Ralph Wijers, Lex Kaper and Antonia Rowlinson from the University of Amsterdam, have been able for the first time to gather ...