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New international funding for AGOR particle accelerator on its 20th birthday
When:06 October 2017

The KVI-Center for Advanced Radiation Technology (KVI-CART) at the University of Groningen has again secured international funding for experiments with the AGOR particle accelerator. The AGOR facility was put into operation twenty years ago.

From galaxies far far away!
When:27 September 2017

In a paper published in Science on 22 September, the Pierre Auger Collaboration reports observational evidence demonstrating that cosmic rays with energies a million times greater than that of the protons accelerated in the Large Hadron Collider come from much further away than from our own Galaxy.

Professor Nasser Kalantar-Nayestanaki (KVI-CART) elected as a member of the Academia Europaea
When:27 September 2017

Prof. Nasser Kalantar-Nayestanaki has been elected as a member of the Academia Europaea ( for his life-long scientific achievements.

Successful tests target station Super-FRS
When:15 September 2017

A delegation of scientists and engineers from GSI visited KVI-CART on the 13th and 14th of September to meet with the team in charge of the conceptual design of the target station of the Super-FRS at FAIR.

Emeritus professor Adriaan van der Woude passed away
When:30 August 2017

On 20 august 2017 Adriaan van der Woude passed away at the age of 87. Adriaan has from the start of KVI in the 1960’s until his retirement in 1995 played a leading role in the nuclear physics research that has given KVI its high international standing. Adriaan was appointed as professor in experimental nuclear physics in 1980 until his retirement in 1995.

Julia Even awarded with a NWO projectruimte grant to catch doubly magic tin
When:18 May 2017

The NWO Science (ENW) Domain Board has granted a funding of 425000€ to Julia Even to develop novel chemical separation techniques. These techniques will open the door to measure the mass of doubly magic tin-100 (100Sn).

Sytze Brandenburg appointed Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion
When:26 April 2017

By royal resolution Sytze Brandenburg has been appointed Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion on April 26.

Producing radioisotopes using electron accelerators
When:27 January 2017

Radioactive isotopes play an important role in de diagnosis of various diseases and in the treatment of cancer. In order to warrant long-term availability of these radioactive isotopes significant investments in new production facilities have to be made in the coming decade

Inauguration of AGOR 20 years ago
When:25 January 2017

On January 16, 1997, the AGOR cyclotron was officially inaugurated in the presence of the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science J.M.M. Ritzen and the French Secretary of State for Research F. d'Auber.

GENCO award for Nasser Kalantar-Nayestanaki
When:18 November 2016

Nasser Kalantar-Nayestanaki was awarded the membership of the FAIR GSI Exotic Nuclei Community (GENCO) for “his outstanding contributions to reaction experiments with relativistic stored radioactive beams for the study of collective modes”.

Nobelium in the spotlight
When:29 September 2016

n the framework of heavy element research, a group of scientists (amongst them Julia Even since February 2016 at KVI-CART) performed the first laser spectroscopy studies of Nobelium

Presentation RF fellow Julia Even
When:07 September 2016

The new Rosalind Franklin fellows at the University were presented on September 6th.

AGOR listed as Large-Scale Scientific Infrastructure by NWO
When:15 July 2016

On 24 June 2016 the Permanent Committee for Large-Scale Scientific Infrastructuur appointed by NWO has presented the website

Julia Even invited speaker at the Nobel Symposium
When:16 June 2016

Julia Even, Rosalind-Franklin Fellow at KVI-CART, was one of the invited speakers at the 160th Nobel Symposium on the topic “Chemistry and Physics of Heavy and Superheavy Elements”.

Donder en bliksem
When:01 June 2016

Het werken aan een beter begrip van de fysica van onweersontladingen dat aan het KVI-CART wordt gedaan trekt veel belangstelling. Onlangs verschenen artikelen in zowel de UK als het DvhN geïnspireerd door dit werk.

Marie Curie Innovative Training Network for study of radiation hardness of electronics funded by EC
When:13 May 2016

The EC has decided to fund the Marie Curie Innovative Training Network RADSAGA that will give fifteen young scientists the opportunity to do a PhD-research project on the mitigation of radiation induced damage in electronics components.

Are high energy cosmic rays created in our backyard?
When:11 March 2016

Using precision measurements of LOFAR on radio emission from cosmic ray induced airshowers a group of researchers, among whom Gia Trinh and Olaf Scholten from KVI-CART, have contributed to solving the riddle of the source of high energy cosmic rays.

Nasser Kalantar-Nayestanaki re-elected as NUSTAR Spokesperson
When:08 March 2016

In January 2016, the NUSTAR Council members re-elected Nasser Kalantar-Nayestanaki as member of the NUSTAR Board of Representatives (BR) for a second two-year term.

Poster prize for Karol Brzezinski
When:02 March 2016

Karol Brzezinski, postdoc in the Medical Physics Group at KVI-CART, has won the poster prize at the ICTR-PHE conference in Geneve (15 -19 February 2016).

Kosmisch onweer: Elektrische velden in de atmosfeer
When:04 February 2016

Bliksem is een zeer intrigerend natuurverschijnsel, desondanks zijn er vele aspecten die nog niet duidelijk zijn.

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