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.
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.
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.
Astrophysicist Monika Mościbrodzka (Radboud University) will receive the Dutch Research Council (NWO) Athena Award. The Athena Award rewards female researchers that stand out, and because they are role models for others.
Radboud University’s Radboud Radio Lab and the technology company ATG Europe will work even closer together to build a radio telescope on the dark side of the moon. This cooperative venture is part of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) larger programme of multiple missions to the moon.
Sterrenkundige Sara Issaoun, vorig jaar gepromoveerd aan de Radboud Universiteit, is onderscheiden met de Christiaan Huygens wetenschapsprijs voor ruimtewetenschappen. Ze kreeg de prijs vanmiddag uitgereikt door Minister Dijkgraaf van OCW in de Oude Kerk in Voorburg. Aan de prijs zijn een bronzen beeld en een geldbedrag van €10.000 verbonden.
Astronomers have spotted signs of a ‘hot spot’ orbiting Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the centre of our galaxy. The finding helps us better understand the enigmatic and dynamic environment of our supermassive black hole.