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Results: 81 - 97 of 97
  • 7 Feb 2017
    Thirteen researchers to visit UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship

    Thirteen promising researchers have received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to conduct research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The projects focus, among other things, on the formation of ...

  • 7 Feb 2017
    Beller Lectureship for Selma de Mink

    On 30 January, Selma de Mink, astronomer of the University of Amsterdam, received the prestigious Beller Lectureship from the American Physical Society (APS) in Washington, DC. Every year, this distinction is awarded ...

  • 31 Jan 2017
    Erratic pattern of bursts of neutron star Rapid Burster explained

    A team of Dutch and English astronomers, including Jakob van den Eijnden of the University of Amsterdam, has discovered why the neutron star Rapid Burster exhibits such irregular bursts. The gas the neutron star ...

  • 25 Jan 2017
    Astronomers explain behaviour of 'chameleon supernova'

    An international team of astronomers, including Manos Zapartas and Selma de Mink of the University of Amsterdam, has found two possible explanations for the behaviour of chameleon supernova SN 2014C. Either the star ...

  • 5 Jan 2017
    Astronomers pinpoint radio flashes of enigmatic origin

    Astronomers including Jason Hessels of the University of Amsterdam have established the exact location of a fast radio burst. The origin of these flashes has been identified for the first time.

  • 19 Dec 2016
    Installation gives insight into the experience of walking at the speed of light

    From 21 December, a scale replica of the Sun, the Earth, the Moon, Mercury and Venus will be displayed on the IJ Promenade, with the Earth and the Sun connected by a lighted LED path. This is the Speed of Light ...

  • 22 Nov 2016
    UvA scientists receive NWO TOP funding

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded funding from its TOP-programme to six UvA-scientists in the fields of astronomy, informatics and mathematics.

  • 11 Nov 2016
    UvA researcher Tomas Stolker aims telescope on protoplanetary disk

    A team of astronomers led by Tomas Stolker at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy have published fascinating new observations of a protoplanetary disk.

  • 8 Sep 2016
    Astronomers explain slow rotation of neutron star

    An international team of astronomers led by Nanda Rea of the Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy (UvA) has found an explanation as to why the slowest-rotating magnetic neutron star is so sluggish. Researchers at ...

  • 23 Aug 2016
    Science Talent 2016: vote for UvA-astronomer Selma de Mink

    UvA-astronomer Selma de Mink has been nominated for Science Talent 2016, the award for the greatest young scientific talent of the Netherlands and Flanders. The winner will be announced on 22 September by New ...

  • 28 Jun 2016
    Astronomers find first wind nebula around magnetar

    For the first time in history, astronomers have found a nebula around a magnetar (a rare, extremely magnetic neutron star). The discovery was made with data from the XMM Newton telescope, by an international team of ...

  • 24 May 2016
    Prizes for UvA astronomers Joeri van Leeuwen and Jason Hessels

    At the 71st Netherlands Astronomy Conference, astronomer Dr Joeri van Leeuwen received an award from the Netherlands Club of Astronomers to honor his achievements in popularizing the field of astronomy. At the same ...

  • 10 May 2016
    Science Education at UvA-VU: Master's in Physics & Astronomy

    A single MSc programme for all physics and astronomy students in Amsterdam – it will soon become reality at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and VU Amsterdam. In September 2016, the UvA's Master's degrees in Physics ...

  • 17 Mar 2016
    A 'power house' at the centre of the Milky Way accelerates petaelectronvolt protons

    An international team of scientists, including David Berge, Jacco Vink, David Salek, Rachel Simoni and Mark Bryan of the University of Amsterdam, has discovered a source accelerating Galactic cosmic rays to energies ...

  • 8 Mar 2016
    David Berge receives NWO-grant for further development of Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA)

    Dr David Berge of the UvA Anton Pannenkoek Institute has received a NWO grant of €365,000 with the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) research group to build the core of the Clock Distribution and Trigger time Stamping ...

  • 16 Feb 2016
    Vici grant for Sera Markoff

    Dr Sera Markoff, Associate Professor at the UvA Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy, and a member of the GRAPPA Center of Excellence, was awarded a prestigious Vici grant. Markoff receives the grant for her ...

  • 26 Jan 2016
    NWO TOP-funding for five Faculty of Science researchers

    Five researchers of the Faculty of Science were awarded funding from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) as part of the NWO TOP-programme. They are: Carsten Dominik and Selma de Mink (Anton ...