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Results: 21 - 40 of 97
  • Descartes-Huygens Prize for UvA astronomer Lex Kaper
    13 Dec 2019
    UvA astronomer Lex Kaper has won the 2019 Descartes-Huygens Prize for his research and his contribution to Franco-Dutch collaboration. The award ceremony will take place on 5 February 2020 at the residence of the ...
  • Best ever pulsar measurements and first surface map produced
    12 Dec 2019
    An international team of scientists, including astronomers from the University of Amsterdam, has succeeded in producing the first precise and dependable measurements of both a pulsar’s size and its mass, as well as ...
  • Seven UvA researchers receive ERC Consolidator Grants
    10 Dec 2019
    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Consolidator Grants to neuroscientist Birte Forstmann, Eastern Europe researcher Artemy Kalinovsky, clinical hematologist Arnon Kater, behavourial scientist Shaul ...
  • ERC Consolidator Grant for Lenny Taelman and Anna Watts
    10 Dec 2019
    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Consolidator Grants to mathematician Lenny Taelman and astronomer Anna Watts. The prestigious grants are awarded to individual researchers and amount to around 2 ...
  • First gamma-ray burst detection in very-high energy gamma light
    27 Nov 2019
    On 21 November two Nature papers appeared on the detection of a gamma-ray bursts in the 100 GeV domain, observed by MAGIC and HESS.
  • Douglas Lin
    Douglas Lin appointed Physics and Astronomy Visiting Professor
    27 Sep 2019
    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 ...
  • Robot thinking with mathematic formulas in the background
    Kick-off of new AI4Science lab
    10 Sep 2019
    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 ...
  • Breakthrough logo
    Breakthrough Prize for EHT collaboration, New Horizons Prize for Nissanke
    6 Sep 2019
    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, ...
  • The Hubble Space Telescope, as seen from Space Shuttle Discovery. Image: NASA
    UvA astronomer Lorenzo Pino awarded time with Hubble Space Telescope
    2 Sep 2019
    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 ...
  • The emergence of a solar system
    Pebbles determine the direction in which planets rotate
    9 Aug 2019
    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 ...
  • Prof Anna Watts, professor High-Energy Astrophysics
    Anna Watts, professor of High-Energy Astrophysics
    30 Jul 2019
    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.
  • Samaya Nissanke
    Samaya Nissanke elected GRAPPA spokesperson
    15 Jul 2019
    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 ...
  • EuCAPT
    Gianfranco Bertone appointed founding director of EuCAPT
    15 Jul 2019
    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 ...
  • Jan-Willem den Herder
    Jan-Willem den Herder professor by special appointment of High-Energy Astrophysics
    9 Jul 2019
    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 ...
  • Gravitational waves
    Gravitational wave reveals expansion rate of the universe
    8 Jul 2019
    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 ...
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    Self-learning machines hunt for explosions in the universe
    12 Jun 2019
    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 ...
  • Summer school students Oudemanhuispoort
    International students arrive for summer programme Aspire
    11 Jun 2019
    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 ...
  • The winners of the international final of FameLab 2019. UvA astronomer Athira Menon (middle) was on of the two runner-ups.
    Second place for UvA astronomer Athira Menon in international final FameLab
    11 Jun 2019
    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 ...
  • This computer simulation shows that the inner regions of the gas disk (red) aligns with the black hole.
    Most-detailed-ever simulations of black hole solve longstanding mystery
    7 Jun 2019
    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 ...
  • Selma de Mink and Sera Markoff
    Honorary awards for astronomers Selma de Mink and Sera Markoff
    28 May 2019
    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 ...