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  • 9 Nov 2017
    Dutch astronomers see moving shadows around planet-forming star

    A team of mainly Dutch astronomers has observed moving shadows on a dust disk around a star. UVA's Tomas Stolker, Carsten Dominik and Rens Waters were part of this research. On multiple days they took a 'photo' of ...

  • 6 Nov 2017
    Breakthrough in simulations: rapidly-spinning black holes launch tilting jets

    Research conducted using computer simulations has demonstrated how a rapidly-spinning black hole not only engulfs matter, it also emits energy in the form of relativistic jets. Thanks to a revolutionary faster method ...

  • 30 Oct 2017
    Astronomers measure jet offset of ejecting black hole

    An international team of astronomers among whom Sera Markoff and Chiara Ceccobello of the UvA, has determined the distance traveled by particles before they are launched as a visible stream of plasma by a black hole. ...

  • 16 Oct 2017
    Multi-Messenger Astronomy Launched in World-Wide Campaign

    Using a vast system of telescopes, astronomers from all over the globe, including Ralph Wijers, Lex Kaper and Antonia Rowlinson from the University of Amsterdam, have been able for the first time to gather ...

  • 5 Oct 2017
    PhD positions

    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 ...