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Results: 1 - 20 of 97
Results: 1 - 20 of 97
  • The first 'picture' of a black hole and its surrounding shadow. © EHT Collaboration
    Shadow of black hole M87* is wobbling
    24 Sep 2020
    The EHT team that published the first images of a black hole last year used the knowledge they gained to analyse archive data from the period 2009-2013, and concluded that its shadow has been wobbling across the ...
  • Astronomers capture stellar winds in unprecedented detail
    17 Sep 2020
    Astronomers from Belgium and the Netherlands, including Alex de Koter from the University of Amsterdam, present an explanation for the mesmerising shapes of planetary nebulae. The discovery is based on an ...
  • Drawing of temperature inversion in ultra hot Jupiters. Credit: Eleanor Spring
    Statistical evidence for temperature inversions in ultra-hot Jupiters
    5 Aug 2020
    The thermal structure of hot gas giant exoplanet atmospheres is likely to be inverted for the hottest planets, a class of planets known as ultra-hot Jupiters. This is the conclusion from astrophysicists based at the ...
  • First ever image of a multi-planet system around a Sun-like star
    First Ever Image of a Multi-Planet System around a Sun-like Star Captured by ESO Telescope
    22 Jul 2020
    An international team of scientists, led by Dutch researchers, used The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT) to take the first ever image of a young, Sun-like star accompanied by two giant ...
  • Mood image AI4science
    AI4Science Lab sets out to take scientific data analysis to the next level
    29 Jun 2020
    The organization has been set up, the research programme established and PhD students appointed: the new AI4Science Laboratory is ready for take-off. A virtual kick-off workshop on Wednesday 8 July celebrates the ...
  • Nearest fast radio burst source is regularly active
    19 Jun 2020
    An international team of astronomers, including a number of researchers from the Anton Pannekoek Institute, has discovered that a repeating fast radio burst (FRB) source becomes active about every sixteen days. ...
  • A diverse collection of star clusters
    Statement from the Astronomy Council on racism and inequity
    8 Jun 2020
    The Astronomy Council (RvdA) has released the following statement on racism and inequity:
  • Alex de Koter named Faculty of Science Lecturer of the Year
    28 May 2020
    On Thursday afternoon, during the 'UvA hour of education', rector Karen Maex announced the winners of the Lecturer of the Year elections. Alex de Koter received the most votes within the Faculty of Science and was ...
  • Artist's impression of exoplanet KELT-9b (right) and its host star KELT-9
    Amsterdam researchers observe iron in exoplanetary atmosphere
    6 May 2020
    An international team of researchers, led by astronomers from the University of Amsterdam, has directly demonstrated the presence of iron in the atmosphere of an exoplanet for the first time. The researchers ...
  • A neutron star with accretion disk
    Nathalie Degenaar awarded NWO XS grant
    28 Apr 2020
    Dr Nathalie Degenaar of the Anton Pannekoek Institute, has been awarded an NWO XS grant for the maximum amount of 50.000 euros. She will use the money to investigate if jets from neutron are destructed by ...
  • Zoom in on the 3C 279 jet
    Corkscrew-shaped jet appears near black hole in Virgo constellation
    8 Apr 2020
    The international team of researchers that previously captured the first image of a black hole has now discovered a corkscrew-shaped jet of plasma near a supermassive black hole in a galaxy in the Virgo ...
  • Westerbork telescoop
    Westerbork telescope records first cosmic radio bursts
    11 Mar 2020
    One of the world's largest and most sensitive radio telescopes was completed in Westerbork in 2019. The team of Dutch and international researchers using the telescope discovered major variations in the behaviour of ...
  • Eiichiro Komatsu appointed Physics and Astronomy Visiting Professor
    10 Mar 2020
    In the context of the Visiting Professorship programme of the institutes of Physics and Astronomy of the UvA and the VU, Prof. Eiichiro Komatsu will visit Amsterdam for four weeks starting late February 2020. Prof. ...
  • Serie opnames door de MeerKAT-, VLA-, en eMERLIN-radiotelescopen van MAXI J1820+070 op verschillende tijden (deltaT in dagen) na het begin van de uitbarsting. De witte lijn markeert de positie van het zwarte gat.
    Extremely powerful long-lived superluminal ejection from black hole MAXI J1820+070
    3 Mar 2020
    Black holes in binary systems execute patterns of outburst activity where two characteristic X-ray states are associated with different behaviours observed at radio wavelengths. The hard state is associated with ...
  • Jason Hessels receives Vici-grant for research on fast radio bursts
    21 Feb 2020
    Jason Hessels (ASTRON & University of Amsterdam) has been awarded an NWO Vici grant for his project entitled 'AstroFlash: probing the extremes of the Universe at high time and spatial resolution'.
  • ESO telescope maps surface of fading Betelgeuse
    17 Feb 2020
    An international team of astronomers, including Alex de Koter of the University of Amsterdam, has used ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) to capture the unprecedented dimming of red supergiant Betelgeuse. The stunning ...
  • Looking back on the Gala van de Sterrenkunde
    3 Feb 2020
    On December 17 2019, the Dutch astronomy community celebrated the 100th birthday of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and the 20th birthday of the National Research School for Astronomy (NOVA) as a ...
  • Prestigious Rossi Prize for astronomers who created images of black hole
    29 Jan 2020
    The top prize in high-energy astrophysics, the Bruno Rossi Prize 2020, has been awarded to the Event Horizon Telescope team for the landmark image and analysis of the first shadow of a black hole. The ...
  • Alex de Koter, professor of Astrophysics
    27 Jan 2020
    Prof. A. de Koter (1964) has been appointed professor of Astrophysics, in particular massive stars, at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam.
  • Artist’s impression of the area of FRB 180916.J0158+65 (also known as R3) in its host galaxy SDSS J015800.28+654253.0. This image of the host galaxy is derived from the Gemini North telescope on Mauna Kea in Hawaii.
    Repeating Fast Radio Burst adds to mystery about where these signals originate
    6 Jan 2020
    Telescopes of the European VLBI Network have observed a Fast Radio Burst originating from a spiral galaxy similar to our own. This Fast Radio Burst (FRB) is the closest that has ever been localised and has been ...