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  • 6 Jan 2020
    Artist’s impression of the area of FRB 180916.J0158+65 (also known as R3) in its host galaxy SDSS J015800.28+654253.0. This image of the host galaxy is derived from the Gemini North telescope on Mauna Kea in Hawaii.
    Repeating Fast Radio Burst adds to mystery about where these signals originate

    Telescopes of the European VLBI Network have observed a Fast Radio Burst originating from a spiral galaxy similar to our own. This Fast Radio Burst (FRB) is the closest that has ever been localised and has been ...

  • 13 Dec 2019
    Descartes-Huygens Prize for UvA astronomer Lex Kaper

    UvA astronomer Lex Kaper has won the 2019 Descartes-Huygens Prize for his research and his contribution to Franco-Dutch collaboration. The award ceremony will take place on 5 February 2020 at the residence of the ...

  • 12 Dec 2019
    Best ever pulsar measurements and first surface map produced

    An international team of scientists, including astronomers from the University of Amsterdam, has succeeded in producing the first precise and dependable measurements of both a pulsar’s size and its mass, as well as ...

  • 10 Dec 2019
    Seven UvA researchers receive ERC Consolidator Grants

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Consolidator Grants to neuroscientist Birte Forstmann, Eastern Europe researcher Artemy Kalinovsky, clinical hematologist Arnon Kater, behavourial scientist Shaul ...

  • 10 Dec 2019
    ERC Consolidator Grant for Lenny Taelman and Anna Watts

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Consolidator Grants to mathematician Lenny Taelman and astronomer Anna Watts. The prestigious grants are awarded to individual researchers and amount to around 2 ...

  • 27 Nov 2019
    First gamma-ray burst detection in very-high energy gamma light

    On 21 November two Nature papers appeared on the detection of a gamma-ray bursts in the 100 GeV domain, observed by MAGIC and HESS.

  • 27 Sep 2019
    Douglas Lin
    Douglas Lin appointed Physics and Astronomy Visiting Professor

    In the context of the Visiting Professorship programme of the institutes of Physics and Astronomy of the UvA and the VU, Prof. Douglas Lin is visiting Amsterdam until the 26 October 2019. Prof. Lin will also hold the ...

  • 10 Sep 2019
    Robot thinking with mathematic formulas in the background
    Kick-off of new AI4Science lab

    The new AI4Science lab starts off this month, by appointing Patrick Forré as its lab manager and as an assistant professor. The AI4Science lab is a joint initiative of the institutes for astronomy (API), biology ...

  • 6 Sep 2019
    Breakthrough logo
    Breakthrough Prize for EHT collaboration, New Horizons Prize for Nissanke

    The Breakthrough Prize Foundation announced the recipients of the prestigious 2020 Breakthrough Prizes and 2020 New Horizons Prizes in recognition of important achievements in the Life Sciences, Fundamental Physics, ...

  • 2 Sep 2019
    The Hubble Space Telescope, as seen from Space Shuttle Discovery. Image: NASA
    UvA astronomer Lorenzo Pino awarded time with Hubble Space Telescope

    Dr Lorenzo Pino of the University of Amsterdam’s Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy has successfully applied to perform a research project with the famous Hubble Space Telescope. He will be awarded time to use ...

  • 9 Aug 2019
    The emergence of a solar system
    Pebbles determine the direction in which planets rotate

    Planets often rotate in the same direction around their own axis as their direction of travel around the star they orbit. Although this phenomenon cannot be explained by the classic theoretical model, the relatively ...

  • 30 Jul 2019
    Prof Anna Watts, professor High-Energy Astrophysics
    Anna Watts, professor of High-Energy Astrophysics

    Dr A.L. Watts (1975) has been named professor of High-Energy Astrophysics, in particular relativistic nuclear astrophysics, at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)’s Faculty of Science.

  • 15 Jul 2019
    Samaya Nissanke
    Samaya Nissanke elected GRAPPA spokesperson

    Samaya Nissanke has been elected as the new spokesperson for the Gravitation and AstroParticle Physics Amsterdam (GRAPPA) centre of excellence at the University of Amsterdam. Nissanke is the successor of Gianfranco ...

  • 15 Jul 2019
    Gianfranco Bertone appointed founding director of EuCAPT

    On July 10, 2019, a group of leading theoretical physicists active in fields of astroparticle physics and cosmology met with representatives of APPEC and CERN to kick-off EuCAPT (European Consortium for AstroParticle ...

  • 9 Jul 2019
    Jan-Willem den Herder
    Jan-Willem den Herder professor by special appointment of High-Energy Astrophysics

    Dr J.W. den Herder (1957) has been named professor by special appointment of High-Energy Astrophysics, in particular Space Instrumentation, at the Faculty of Science at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The chair ...

  • 8 Jul 2019
    Gravitational waves
    Gravitational wave reveals expansion rate of the universe

    An international team of scientists, including UvA astronomer Samaya Nissanke (also affiliated with Nikhef and RU), has determined the controversial expansion rate of the universe in an alternative way. The ...

  • 12 Jun 2019
    Self-learning machines hunt for explosions in the universe

    The National Science Agenda has awarded a 5 million euro grant to CORTEX – the Center for Optimal, Real-Time Machine Studies of the Explosive Universe. The CORTEX consortium of 12 partners from academia, industry and ...

  • 11 Jun 2019
    Summer school students Oudemanhuispoort
    International students arrive for summer programme Aspire

    The Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy recently welcomed eight international students for its inaugural edition of the Astronomy Summer Program for International Research Experience (Aspire). The goal of the ...

  • 11 Jun 2019
    The winners of the international final of FameLab 2019. UvA astronomer Athira Menon (middle) was on of the two runner-ups.
    Second place for UvA astronomer Athira Menon in international final FameLab

    Athira Menon, postdoctoral researcher at the UvA Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy, has won a shared second place in the international final of FameLab. FameLab is a pitch competition for young researchers, in ...

  • 7 Jun 2019
    This computer simulation shows that the inner regions of the gas disk (red) aligns with the black hole.
    Most-detailed-ever simulations of black hole solve longstanding mystery

    An international team led by Matthew Liska of the Anton Pannekoek Institute of the University of Amsterdam has constructed the most detailed, highest resolution simulation of a black hole to date. The simulation ...