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Results: 1 - 20 of 90
  • 28 May 2020
    Alex de Koter named Faculty of Science Lecturer of the Year

    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 ...

  • 6 May 2020
    Amsterdam researchers observe iron in exoplanetary atmosphere

    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 ...

  • 28 Apr 2020
    Nathalie Degenaar awarded NWO XS grant

    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 ...

  • 8 Apr 2020
    Corkscrew-shaped jet appears near black hole in Virgo constellation

    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 ...

  • 11 Mar 2020
    Westerbork telescope records first cosmic radio bursts

    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 ...

  • 10 Mar 2020
    Eiichiro Komatsu 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. Eiichiro Komatsu will visit Amsterdam for four weeks starting late February 2020. Prof. ...

  • 3 Mar 2020
    Extremely powerful long-lived superluminal ejection from black hole MAXI J1820+070

    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 ...

  • 21 Feb 2020
    Jason Hessels receives Vici-grant for research on fast radio bursts

    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'.

  • 17 Feb 2020
    ESO telescope maps surface of fading Betelgeuse

    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 ...

  • 3 Feb 2020
    Looking back on the Gala van de Sterrenkunde

    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 ...

  • 29 Jan 2020
    Prestigious Rossi Prize for astronomers who created images of black hole

    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 ...

  • 27 Jan 2020
    Alex de Koter, professor of Astrophysics

    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.

  • 6 Jan 2020
    Repeating Fast Radio Burst adds to mystery about where these signals originate

    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 ...

  • 13 Dec 2019
    Descartes-Huygens Prize for UvA astronomer Lex Kaper

    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 ...

  • 12 Dec 2019
    Best ever pulsar measurements and first surface map produced

    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 ...

  • 10 Dec 2019
    Seven UvA researchers receive ERC Consolidator Grants

    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 ...

  • 10 Dec 2019
    ERC Consolidator Grant for Lenny Taelman and Anna Watts

    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 ...

  • 27 Nov 2019
    First gamma-ray burst detection in very-high energy gamma light

    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.

  • 27 Sep 2019
    Douglas Lin 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. Douglas Lin is visiting Amsterdam until the 26 October 2019. Prof. Lin will also hold the ...

  • 10 Sep 2019
    Kick-off of new AI4Science lab

    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 ...