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Results: 1 - 20 of 117
Results: 1 - 20 of 117
  • 5 Aug 2020
    Statistical evidence for temperature inversions in ultra-hot Jupiters

    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 ...

  • 22 Jul 2020
    First Ever Image of a Multi-Planet System around a Sun-like Star Captured by ESO Telescope

    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 ...

  • 19 Jun 2020
    Nearest fast radio burst source is regularly active

    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. ...

  • 8 Jun 2020
    Statement from the Astronomy Council on racism and inequity

    The Astronomy Council (RvdA) has released the following statement on racism and inequity:

  • 2 Jun 2020
    Kick off workshop of AI4Science Lab on 8 July

    The AI4Science Lab is organizing a virtual kick-off workshop on Wednesday 8 July to mark the occasion that the Lab is now fully operational. The workshop aims to bring junior and expert researchers together that ...

  • 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 ...

  • 20 Apr 2020
    Black holes may shed light on dark matter

    In a paper that appeared in the journal Physical Review Letters this week, astrophysicists from the University of Amsterdam propose a new way of potentially detecting dark matter.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 25 Feb 2020
    How universal are life’s building blocks?

    Astrochemist and MacGillavry Fellow Dr Annemieke Petrignani of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has been awarded funding of € 280,000 through the Planetary and Exoplanetary Science programme (PEPSci) ...

  • 20 Feb 2020
    NWO Vici grants worth 1.5 million euros for three UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Vici grants worth 1.5 million euros to UvA researchers Jason Hessels, Christof Monz and Roger Laeven. The grants will enable them to develop ...

  • 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 ...

  • 16 Dec 2019
    Christoph Weniger receives 'Big Science' grant for dark matter research

    The 'DarkGenerators' proposal by UvA astrophysicist Christoph Weniger was awarded an Innovative eScience Technologies for ‘Big Science’ grant from the Netherlands eScience Center and SURFsara. With the grant, Weniger ...

  • 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 ...