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. Lees verder

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. Lees verder

LOFAR can now also be used as particle detector

An international team of astronomers have figured out radio signals that LOFAR captures when elementary particles from space collide with the Earth's atmosphere. Thanks to the model of the astronomers LOFAR is now able to act as a particle detector. The researchers published their findings last Thursday in Nature. Lees verder

SKA-linked telescopes follow up on LIGO gravitational waves announcement

Several weeks ago, physicists at The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) announced the first direct detection of gravitational waves, 100 years after Albert Einstein predicted their existence. Gravitational waves are ripples in space time caused by a violent cosmic event taking place in the distant Universe.
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Mysterious cosmic radio bursts found to repeat

Astronomers for the first time have detected repeating short-duration bursts of radio waves from an enigmatic source which is likely located well beyond the edge of our Milky Way galaxy. The findings indicate that these "fast radio bursts" come from an extremely powerful object which occasionally produces multiple bursts in under a minute Lees verder

New Fast Radio Burst discovery finds 'missing matter' in the Universe

An international team of scientists using a combination of radio and optical telescopes has for the first time managed to identify the location of a fast radio burst, allowing them to confirm the current cosmological model of the distribution of matter in the Universe. Lees verder

Michael Garrett accepted offer from the University of Manchester

Our General and Scientific Director, Michael Garrett, has accepted an offer from the University of Manchester to take up the position of the inaugural Sir Bernard Lovell Chair in Astrophysics and the Director of Astronomy and Astrophysics for the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, including the Jodrell Bank Observatory. This is a very prestigious position in UK astronomy. Lees verder

LOFAR to extend into Ireland

The world’s biggest connected radio telescope is about to become even bigger! LOFAR (Low Frequency Array) will expand into Ireland. This is not only great news for Irish astrophysics, but also for the International LOFAR Telescope (ILT). Lees verder

The "Jonge Akademie" chooses ten new members

Every year the Jonge Akademie (translated: Young Academy) selects ten new and talented scientists to strengthen its ranks.Lees verder

South-Africa-Dutch SKA data science partnership seek to address big data conundrum

The visit to South Africa by Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte included a pivotal South African-Dutch data science partnership between key institutions from both countries bringing us closer to understanding the volume of data generated by the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), was signed on Tuesday, 17 November 2015.Lees verder
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