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Results: 1 - 20 of 97
  • 27 Sep 2019
    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
    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 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
    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
    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
    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 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 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 ...