New theoretical research by Michael Wondrak, Walter van Suijlekom and Heino Falcke of Radboud University has shown that Stephen Hawking was right about black holes, although not completely. Due to Hawking radiation, black holes will eventually evaporate, but the event horizon is not as crucial as has been believed. Gravity and the curvature of spacetime cause this radiation too. This means that all large objects in the universe, like the remnants of stars, will eventually evaporate.
2 June 2023
The Dutch Research Council, NWO, has awarded a grant of 3.45 million euros to a Dutch team, together with British, Finnish and Namibian astronomers, that will enable the first colour movies of black holes. The astronomers will build the first millimetre-wave radio telescope in Namibia. It will be a part of the worldwide Event Horizon Telescope network that took the first picture of a black hole. The telescope will help gain a better understanding of the full range of black holes in the Universe, big and small.
9 May 2023
Radboud University researchers Uta Noppeney and Peter Jonker have both been awarded an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC).
31 March 2023
"Katie Mulrey wins the RNVH Jubileum Prize for the Exact Sciences”Dr. Katie Mulrey has been awarded the Jubileum Prize for the Exact Sciences from the Radboud Network for Female Professors (RNVH) on March 8, International Women’s Day. The Jubileum Prizes are awarded biennially to excellent young female researchers in the sciences, arts, humanities and medical science. The jury, chaired by rector Han van Krieken, lauded Katie’s excellent work on cosmic-ray and neutrino detection and emphasized her important role in the instrumentation development.“Katie Mulrey wint de RNVH Jubileumprijs voor Exacte Wetenschap”Dr. Katie Mulrey heeft op 8 maart, Internationale Vrouwendag, de Jubileumprijs voor Exacte Wetenschap van het Radboud Netwerk voor Vrouwelijke Hoogleraren (RNVH) gewonnen. De Jubileumprijzen worden elke twee jaar uitgereikt aan uitmuntende jonge vrouwelijke onderzoekers in de alfa, beta, gamma, en medische wetenschappen. De jury, met rector Han van Krieken als voorzitter, roemde Katies excellente werk aan detectie van komische-straling en neutrino’s en benadrukte haar belangrijke rol in ontwikkeling van instrumentatie.
15 March 2023
IMAPP Award (3th and 4th year PhD students) for Scientific Communication IMAPP 2022-2023
14 February 2023
Starting in 2023, the OneSpaceHub programme will expand and strengthen the network in the Netherlands to set out a trajectory geared towards excelling space related talent and entrepreneurship.
8 February 2023
Monika Mościbrodzka and Heino Falcke of Radboud University are separately honoured by the British Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) for their pioneering research and leadership in creating and interpreting the first images of the black holes in the galaxy M87 in 2019 and our Milky Way in 2022 with the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration.
13 January 2023
Astronomers receive ERC Synergy Grant to make colour movies of black holes and build new telescope in Africa
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Synergy Grant, named “BlackHolistic”, of 14 million Euro to a team of Dutch, British, Finnish, and Namibian astronomers to make colour movies of black holes. They will build the first ever African millimetre-wave radio telescope in Namibia to achieve their goal.
14 December 2022
With lots of pride we congratulate Raquel Fraga Encinas with the Early Career Award of the EHT Collaboration! We thank her for her many scientific contributions and dedicated service to the EHT across numerous working groups.
12 December 2022