The Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy (API) at the University of Amsterdam invites applicants for multiple PhD positions in astronomy and astrophysics. The positions are open to candidates from any country.
25 Sep 2017
Astronomy at Dutch universities leads the world
Astronomy departments at Dutch universities head the world rankings for astronomical institutions. This is the conclusion drawn from a recent evaluation of the Netherlands Research School for Astronomy (NOVA) and the ...
19 Sep 2017
NWO funding for interdisciplinary 'Origins of Life' research
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) bestowed a funding of 2.5 million euros upon the interdisciplinary research proposal 'Origin of Life'. This research proposal addresses questions in the ...
18 Sep 2017
Rudy Wijnands, professor of Observational High-Energy Astrophysics
Dr R.A.D. Wijnands (1971) has been appointed professor of Observational High-Energy Astrophysics, in particular Relativistic Compact Objects, at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)'s Faculty of Science. This pertains ...
11 Sep 2017
Fastest-spinning pulsar in our galaxy discovered
Astronomers using the Dutch Low-Frequency Array radio telescope, including the UvA’s Jason Hessels, have found two fast-spinning pulsars. The researchers did this by looking at unknown sources of gamma radiation in ...
30 Aug 2017
PhD defense Tomas Stolker - protoplanetary disks and exoplanets in scattered light
On September 7, 2017, Tomas Stolker will defend his PhD thesis "Protoplanetary disks and exoplanets in scattered light".
13 Jul 2017
Michiel Hogerheijde, professor by special appointment of Instrumental Astronomy
Dr M.R. Hogerheijde (1971) has been named professor by special appointment of Instrumental Astronomy at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)’s Faculty of Science. The chair was designated on behalf of the Society for ...
7 Jul 2017
Powerful planet finder unveils unique exoplanet
An international team of astronomers, including Carsten Dominik of the Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy at the University of Amsterdam, has discovered a new exoplanet. It is the first planet to be discovered ...
27 Jun 2017
Dutch astronomers find new explanation for double black hole formation
Ed van den Heuvel and Selma de Mink from the University of Amsterdam and Simon Portegies Zwart from Leiden University found a new way to explain the formation of two black holes that orbit each other for quite a ...
12 Jun 2017
UvA researchers devise new strategy to search for ancient black holes
An interdisciplinary team of physicists and astronomers at the University of Amsterdam’s GRAPPA Center of Excellence for Gravitation and Astroparticle Physics has devised a new strategy to search for 'primordial' ...
8 Jun 2017
Astronomers explain formation of seven exoplanets around Trappist-1
Astronomers from the University of Amsterdam have offered an explanation for the formation of the Trappist-1 planetary system. The system has seven planets as big as the Earth that orbit close to their star. The ...
6 Jun 2017
Book presentation: Search for extra-terrestrial life
Is Earth the only place in the universe where life emerged? What would signs of extra-terrestrial life look like? Nanne Nanninga, emeritus professor molecular cell biology at the Faculty of Science, wrote a book ...
30 May 2017
Vidi grant awarded to nine UvA and AMC-UvA researchers
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros to nine researchers from the University of Amsterdam and Academic Medical Center (AMC). The grant will enable ...
24 May 2017
Sera Markoff, professor of Theoretical High-Energy Astrophysics
Dr S. Markoff (1971) has been appointed professor of Theoretical High-Energy Astrophysics, with a focus on relativistic compact objects and astroparticle physics, at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of ...
7 Apr 2017
Selma de Mink wins MERAC Early Career Researcher prize
Astronomer Selma de Mink from the University of Amsterdam has won the 2017 MERAC Prize for Best Early Career Researcher in the field of theoretical astrophysics.
28 Feb 2017
Bizarre pulsar drives an ultraluminous x-ray source
An international team of scientists, among Paolo Esposito of the Anton Pannekoek Instituut for Astronomy, describes the discovery of a special pulsar that created an Ultra luminous X-ray source in a Science article ...
15 Feb 2017
No close partner for young, massive stars in the Omega Nebula
Astronomers Maria Ramirez-Tannus, Lex Kaper and Alex de Koter of the University of Amsterdam and Hugues Sana of the University of Leuven have discovered that, contrary to expectations, none of the massive stars in ...
7 Feb 2017
Thirteen researchers to visit UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship
Thirteen promising researchers have received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to conduct research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The projects focus, among other things, on the formation of ...
7 Feb 2017
Beller Lectureship for Selma de Mink
On 30 January, Selma de Mink, astronomer of the University of Amsterdam, received the prestigious Beller Lectureship from the American Physical Society (APS) in Washington, DC. Every year, this distinction is awarded ...
31 Jan 2017
Erratic pattern of bursts of neutron star Rapid Burster explained
A team of Dutch and English astronomers, including Jakob van den Eijnden of the University of Amsterdam, has discovered why the neutron star Rapid Burster exhibits such irregular bursts. The gas the neutron star ...