Eyes on the future during State visit Australia

From 31 October to 4 November His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima are on a State visit to Australia. The State visit to Australia was devoted to confirming and expanding the historic and broad bilateral ties the Netherlands has with Australia. On 1 November the king and queen visited the Curtin University for an explanation of the Square Kilometre Array. Read more

Science in a Digital World

As a participant and partner of the 4th National eScience Symposium, we had a great day on 13 October. As the main theme of the symposium was ‘Science in a Digital World’, we were of course at the right place. During the day-long event scientists from different fields met each other, shared experiences and discovered how digital technology impacts scientific practice. Read more

Stefan Wijnholds appointed as Extraordinary Associate Professor

Stefan J. Wijnholds appointed as Extraordinary Associate Professor. The University of Stellenbosch has appointed Stefan J. Wijnholds as Extraordinary Associate Professor.Read more

Dutch radio antenna to depart for the moon on Chinese mission

Researchers at Radboud University, ASTRON and the Delft company Innovative Solutions in Space (ISIS) are to develop a new instrument that will be onboard the Chinese Chang’e4 satellite that will be placed in an orbit behind the moon in 2018. Read more

Black Hole Fed by Cold Intergalactic Deluge

An international team of astronomers, including the Dutch astronomers Raymond Oonk (ASTRON and Leiden University) and Michael Wise (ASTRON), has witnessed a cosmic weather event that has never been seen before using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). The results appeared in the journal Nature on 9 June 2016. Read more

Joeri van Leeuwen wins the Willem de Graaff Prize 2016

The board of the Nederlandse Astronomenclub (NAC) awarded the Willem de Graaff award 2016 to astronomer Dr. Joeri van Leeuwen (ASTRON, UvA).Read more

Dr. Jason W.T. Hessels wins the Pastoor Schmeits Prize for astronomy

During the Netherlands Astronomy Conference in Nunspeet, the Pastoor Schmeits Prize for astronomy will be awarded to Dr. Jason Hessels - affiliated with both ASTRON and the Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy of the UvA (University of Amsterdam).Read more

Possible Extragalactic Source of High-Energy Neutrinos

Nearly 10 billion years ago in a galaxy known as PKS B1424-418, a dramatic explosion occurred. Light from this blast began arriving at Earth in 2012. Now, an international team of astronomers have shown that a record-breaking neutrino seen around the same time likely was born in the same event. The results are published in "Nature Physics". Read more

Variass to manufacture 64-Bit Microservers Developed by ASTRON and IBM

Yesterday it was announced that Variass will manufacture the first 26 64-bit Microservers for ASTRON and IBM. This is the first order of the Microservers which began development in 2012 as part of an IT roadmap for the Square Kilometer Array (SKA). For ASTRON and IBM, this is an important milestone in the valuation. Read more

Girlsday 2016

Net als voorgaande jaren doet ASTRON dit jaar weer mee aan de Girlsday. Op 14 april komen er 32 meiden bij ASTRON langs om kennis te maken met ASTRON. Read more
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