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Research about everything that goes on outside our planet Earth. From lunar missions to black holes, within our galaxy and far beyond.


Researchers from various faculties and research institutes are working on interdisciplinary projects relating to the universe.

Prof. M. Haverkorn van Rijsewijk (Marijke)
Dr M.A. Moscibrodzka (Monika)
Dr M. Klein Wolt (Marc)
Prof. H.D.E. Falcke (Heino)
Prof. G.A. Nelemans (Gijs)
Prof. L.B.F.M. Waters (Rens)

News about the universe


Eye gaze and facial expression of robots are essential for interaction with humans

Robotics researcher Chinmaya Mishra looked at the importance of gaze direction and human emotions in our communication with robots and developed two systems to make robots' faces work in our favour.

Teacher-in-Residence Kevin op de vraagarticulatiesessie van NOLAI bij de regiobijeenkomst van de VO-raad

Question Articulation Session for School Leaders

NOLAI hosted a question articulation session at a regional meeting of the VO-raad. What issues are school leaders concerned about AI in education? And how exactly does such a question articulation session work?

Artiest in de Machine. Over muziek, menselijkheid en AI | Lezing door filosoof Anco Peeters en live-act van artiest

Artist in the Machine. On Music, Humanity and AI | Lecture by philosopher Anco Peeters and live act by artist Jan Modaal

Music is emotion. But what if that music was created by artificial intelligence? Does that music then still have value?


Milky Way


Researchers from the MAGALOPS research project will measure the Milky Way’s magnetic field by using the optical polarisation of starlight. The final model will help in understanding the interplay between the magnetic field, gas and dust.

BlackGEM telescope array

BlackGEM telescope array

When neutron stars and black holes collide, gravitational waves are released and a hot luminous ring of gas is created. BlackGEM is a series of telescopes that helps researchers to more accurately determine where a collision has occurred.

Picture of black hole M87

Polarisation around Black Holes

The Event Horizon Telescope is a global effort to construct an Earth-sized virtual radio telescope array that can be used for making pictures and films of two neighbouring supermassive black holes. Detailed theoretical models of black holes will now...

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