The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has selected twelve new PhD students to be the Faces of Science. One of them is Jordy Davelaar - an aspiring postgraduate within the Astrophysics department at the Faculty of Science. During the time of his PhD, Jordy will share what it is like to do research on black holes amongst other things on the FacesofScience.nl website.
Nine Master’s programmes at Radboud University have been named the best in their field by the 2018 edition of the Dutch Master’s programme information guide Keuzegids Masters 2018. No less than eight were awarded top programme status.
How does lightning develop in a storm cloud? An international team of researchers, including scientists from Radboud University, has succeeded in accurately and three dimensionally recording the development of lightning flashes.
According to Gijs Nelemans, professor of Gravitational wave astrophysics, the scientist’s voice is, for the most part, absent from the debate on science policy. Herein lies an important task for scientists. Nelemans will give his inaugural speech on March 2nd.
An important puzzle in astrochemistry has now finally been solved. For the first time, a team of theoretical chemists and astronomers have succeeded in determining how to measure magnetic fields in space with methanol. This provides a new method for examining the birth of stars and planets.