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Results: 1 - 20 of 89
  • 9 Jul 2019
    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 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
    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
    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
    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 ...

  • 28 May 2019
    Honorary awards for astronomers Selma de Mink and Sera Markoff

    Selma de Mink and Sera Markoff, both from the University of Amsterdam, were honored on 27 May for their outstanding contributions to astronomy. De Mink received the Pastoor Schmeitsprijs for her research on heavy ...

  • 28 May 2019
    Shrinivas Kulkarni appointed Physics and Astronomy Visiting Professor

    In the context of the Visiting Professorship program of the institutes of Physics and Astronomy of the UvA and the VU, Prof. Shrinivas Kulkarni will visit Amsterdam for two months starting on the 15th of May 2019. ...

  • 14 May 2019
    UvA astronomer Athira Menon wins Dutch final of FameLab

    Postdoc Athira Menon of the UvA Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy won the Dutch final of FameLab on 9 May. FameLab is a pitch competition for young researchers, in which they have only three minutes to explain ...

  • 29 Apr 2019
    Spinning black hole drives swinging light-speed plasma jets into space

    A black hole in a binary system almost 8000 light-years from earth has been discovered to show rapidly swinging jets in new research involving the University of Amsterdam’s Professor Sera Markoff and Dr. Thomas ...

  • 26 Apr 2019
    Ralph Wijers selected as new member of KNAW

    The KNAW (Koninklijke Nederlandse Academie van Wetenschappen, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) has selected nineteen new members, among whom one of whom is Professor Ralph Wijers, director of the Anton ...

  • 10 Apr 2019
    Astronomers capture first image of a black hole

    For the first time, astronomers have managed to take a photo of a supermassive black hole and its shadow. They used the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a worldwide network of eight radio telescopes, that together form ...

  • 25 Mar 2019
    Zakya Kafafi appointed Physics & Astronomy Visiting Professor

    In the context of the Visiting Professorship program of the institutes of Physics and Astronomy of the UvA and the VU, Prof. Zakya Kafafi (Lehigh University) will visit Amsterdam for different periods in 2019, ...

  • 18 Mar 2019
    Athira Menon and Paris Asif win FameLab Amsterdam

    Astronomer Athira Menon is one of the two winners of the local final of FameLab, held on 13 March. She will represent our university at the national FameLab final in Utrecht on 9 May. The second winner is Paris Asif ...

  • 25 Feb 2019
    Stellar winds of old stars reveal existence of partner

    An international team of astronomers, including Alex de Koter (UvA and KU Leuven) and Rens Waters (UvA and SRON), has dethroned twelve red giants that seemed to be losing a record amount of mass. The stars in ...

  • 30 Jan 2019
    Marta Volonteri, professor by special appointment of Black Hole Formation and Growth

    Dr M. Volonteri (1974) has been named professor by special appointment of Black Hole Formation and Growth at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. The chair was established on behalf of the Bèta ...

  • 25 Jan 2019
    Do superbubbles accelerate atoms to very high energies? Perhaps, but they surely accelerate electrons!

    An international team of scientists, including Jacco Vink from the University of Amsterdam, has used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory – one of the most sophisticated X-ray observatories built to date – to reveal how ...

  • 18 Jan 2019
    Emergent cosmic explosion exposed

    An international team of astronomers, including researchers at the University of Amsterdam, have managed to track the onset of a gamma-ray burst. An hour and a half after the gamma-ray burst was detected on 5 ...

  • 16 Jan 2019
    NASA’s NICER Mission Maps ‘Light Echoes’ of New Black Hole

    Scientists, among whom Phil Uttley of the University of Amsterdam, have charted the environment surrounding a stellar-mass black hole that is 10 times the mass of the Sun using NASA’s Neutron star Interior ...

  • 10 Jan 2019
    FameLab: Pitch your research!

    Are you a PhD student or postdoc, between 21 - 40 years old, and would you like to learn how to explain your research to a general public ... in just three minutes? Join FameLab!