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Results: 41 - 60 of 83
  • 21 Dec 2018
    Physics Projectruimte grants for Nissanke, Woutersen and Bonn

    The board of NWO Domain Science (ENW) has granted funding for ten proposals in the Physics Projectruimte. Of the ten granted proposals, two were submitted by UvA scientists.

  • 10 Dec 2018
    Artists impression of the helium halo around exoplanet HAT-P-11b
    Gas halo shows how exoplanets are slowly losing their atmospheres

    Two teams of astronomers, amongst whom Lorenzo Pino from the University of Amsterdam, have discovered how hot gas giant planets are shrouded in large halos of tenuous helium gas, suggesting that they are slowly ...

  • 7 Nov 2018
    IAU astroEDU is an open-access platform for peer-reviewed astronomy education activities
    API Astronomer featured on IAU astroEDU, One of The World's Most Inspiring Education Innovations

    HundrED selects IAU astroEDU (featuring API researcher Tom Russell) as a top 100 education innovation from across the world.

  • 30 Oct 2018
    Ewine_van _Dishoeck_Credit_Henrik_Sandsjo
    Building stars, planets and the ingredients for life in space

    On Friday, 2 November Ewine van Dishoeck will give a special public lecture at our faculty. Van Dishoeck is President of the International Astronomical Union, winner of the Kavli prize 2018, and is currently the most ...

  • 23 Oct 2018
    Light from the slowest pulsar ever reaching the LOFAR array
    Super slow pulsar defies theory

    An international team of astronomers has discovered the slowest-spinning radio pulsar yet known. The neutron star spins around only once every 23.5 seconds and is a challenge for theory to explain. The researchers, ...

  • 4 Oct 2018
    Dark matter
    A new era in the quest for dark matter

    Since the 1970s, astronomers and physicists have been gathering evidence for the presence in the universe of dark matter: a mysterious substance that manifests itself through its gravitational pull. However, despite ...

  • 2 Oct 2018
    Image of a dust disc.
    UvA astronomers devise new theory on low-carbon Earth

    Astronomers from the University of Amsterdam have come up with a new explanation for why our planet contains ten thousand times less carbon than expected. According to Lucia Klarmann, Chros Ommel and Carsten Dominik ...

  • 27 Sep 2018
    For the first time ever, astronomers observe a strongly magnetised neutron star with jets

    A team of astronomers led by Jakob van den Eijnden of the University of Amsterdam was the first ever to use the Very Large Array (VLA) to observe a strongly magnetised neutron star producing jets. Their results are ...

  • 17 Sep 2018
    Frédéric Merkt
    Frédéric Merkt 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 Frédéric Merkt (ETH Zurich) will visit Amsterdam for three months starting the 17th of ...

  • 31 Aug 2018
    Rohini Godbole
    Rohini Godbole 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. Rohini Godbole of the Indian Institute of Science will visit Amsterdam for three months ...

  • 14 Aug 2018
    Event lunar eclipse
    Lunar eclipse at the Anton Pannekoek Institute attracts large crowd

    On 27 July a full lunar eclipse was visible in Europe. The Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy of the University of Amsterdam organised a special stargazing event with telescopes, lectures, workshops and guided ...

  • 8 Aug 2018
    Vlag
    ERC awards Starting Grant to four UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Starting Grants to Silke Allman, Jayne Birkby, Wouter van den Bos and Alfrid Bustanov from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). A Starting Grant is a personal grant of ...

  • 6 Aug 2018
    Galactic disk
    Another blow for the dark matter interpretation of the Galactic Center Excess

    For almost ten years, astronomers have been studying a mysterious diffuse radiation coming from the center of our Galaxy. Originally, it was thought that this radiation could originate from the elusive dark matter ...

  • 27 Jul 2018
    Dr. Jayne Birkby
    Dr. Jayne Birkby’s exoZoo project selected for ERC Starting Grant

    Jayne Birkby’s exoZoo project at the Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy, University of Amsterdam, will study the atmospheres of other worlds beyond our Solar System.

  • 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
    The  pulsar  and  the  inner  white  dwarf  are  in  a  1.6-day  orbit.  This  pair  is  in  a  327-day  orbit  with  the  outer  white  dwarf,  much  further  away.
    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
    Still from animation that shows that a large cluster of stars may influence and even bump into each other.
    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
    NWO
    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
    A Window to the Stars. Our Milky Way Galaxy, seen in its full glory in the Southern Skies, is home to over 400 billion stars, highly concentrated towards the Milky Way's central regions. This Galactic Center and Galactic Bulge region is mostly obscured from view by dense clouds of interstellar gas, except in a few special patches. The most famous and densest field of stars in the sky was intensely studied by Swiss-American astronomer Walter Baade and now carries his name: Baade's Window. The multitude of stars in this incredibly packed area gives a glimpse into the dense inner regions of our Milky Way Galaxy.
    ‘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’, ...