Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
Maatschappij/bedrijvenTargetNews & EventsNewsNews

News Releases

Latest news about Target

Target Sponsors EUROVIS Conference
Wanneer:08 juni 2016

EuroVis 2016, hosted by the University of Groningen in the Netherlands (6-10 June 2016) is the 18th annual visualization gathering organized by the Eurographics Working Group on Data Visualization and supported by the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee (IEEE VGTC). EuroVis has been a Eurographics and IEEE co-supported international visualization symposium held in Europe annually since 1999. EuroVis has been a conference since 2012.

Euclid Netherlands Science Data Centre awarded NWO-Groot funding
Wanneer:10 februari 2016

Euclid is the next cosmology mission of the European Space Agency, ESA. It will study the dark energy and dark matter. The NWO-Groot funding of 1.985.000 euro will be used to establish a Dutch Science Data Centre with which astronomers in the Netherlands can access the data from this satellite, and participate in the scientific analysis.

Astronomers shine new light on invisible dark matter
Wanneer:09 juli 2015

An international team of astronomers, using data processed within the Target expertise center at the University of Groningen, announced today a series of new findings from a major dark matter survey. These are the first results from the Kilo-Degree Survey which uses ESO's VST telescope in Chile and they include as yet the most accurate measurements of dark matter distribution in groups of galaxies.

A bit closer to understanding the history of our Universe
Wanneer:11 mei 2015

Not a single seat was left empty at the Infoversum during this year's Target fulldome lecture show, part of the EU Kijkdagen

Een diepe 3D-blik in het heelal
Wanneer:26 februari 2015

Met het MUSE-instrument op ESO’s Very Large Telescope is de tot nu toe beste driedimensionale weergave van het verre heelal gemaakt. Door slechts 27 uur naar het Hubble Deep Field South te staren, zijn in dit kleine hemelgebied de afstanden, bewegingen en andere eigenschappen van meer sterrenstelsels gemeten dan ooit tevoren. De waarnemingen gaan verder dan die van de Hubble-ruimtetelescoop en laten objecten zien die nooit eerder zijn waargenomen.

Scientists use LOFAR data to produce a record sharp radio image of galaxy M 82
Wanneer:11 februari 2015

An international team of astronomers led from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has used the giant radio telescope LOFAR to create the sharpest astronomical image ever taken at very long radio wavelengths. The galaxy M 82 was observed simultaneously with LOFAR stations in five countries. After the observations, the data was accessed via the LOFAR LOFAR Long-term archive (LTA), managed jointly by Target and ASTRON. The image produced from the data shows the glowing centre of the galaxy Messier 82 and many bright remnants of supernova explosions.

The CIT and Target partners in Big Data astronomy
Wanneer:08 januari 2015

The Center for Information Technology (CIT) is a core partner in the Target project and it celebrated its 50th anniversary in November 2014. Among the multiple events organized for the occasion, the CIT also launched a new website filled with materials and videos about the ongoing projects and the people behind them, as well as an interactive timeline of the history of the center. One of the latest videos produced for the website features an interview with Edwin Valentijn, Target coordinator, who speaks about Big Data and astronomy as driving forces behind the Target project.

Spectacular inauguration of the Infoversum
Wanneer:19 juni 2014

June 17th marked the opening of the digital 3D fulldome theater Infoversum in the vibrant city of Groningen. The first theater of its kind in the Netherlands, the Infoversum was inaugurated by the King's commissioner Max van den Berg and the mayor of Groningen Ruud Vreeman.

Big Data gets Big attention at the EU Kijkdagen 2014
Wanneer:12 mei 2014

Target hosted one of its most successful public outreach events this Saturday at the Donald Smits Center for Information Technology.

Target steps up operations at the NL Euclid Science Data Center
Wanneer:17 februari 2014

Six years from now, a satellite will be launched to carry out the Euclid mission. Target leads the national effort in solving one of the most challenging aspect of the project – the development of a massive distributed system for storage and processing of the Euclid data.

NWO Grants for Target Partners and Collaborators
Wanneer:14 februari 2014

The Target supported Monk system for handwritten text recognition will continue to expand its capabilities after it received a 100,000 euros grant from the NWO as part of a collaboration between institutes from Europe and the USA which was granted a total of 400,000 euros. Meanwhile, prof. Leon Koopmans from the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute received the prestigious VICI grant of 1.5 million euros to support his work on dark matter using strong lensing data from the KiDS survey. The latter was produced by the Target partner, OmegaCEN.

The MUSE instrument on the VLT telescope captures its first-light image
Wanneer:14 februari 2014

After more than a decade of hard work the MUSE instrument mounted on the VLT telescope in Chile captured its first light image. The instrument is a combined imager and spectrographer which will deliver high-resolution data in both image and wavelength space. These data will be used by astronomers around the world to resolve more of the mysteries of galaxy formation and super-massive black holes. Target is involved in the development of the information system that will handle the MUSE data.

The E-ELT at the end of the road
Wanneer:13 december 2013

At the beginning of December, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) made a step forward towards the construction of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) which will become the largest optical/near infrared telescope in the world. Astronomers will open their biggest eye towards the skies at the beginning of the coming decade.

Target and the eScience Center to tackle Big Data visualization
Wanneer:22 april 2013

Target and the eScience Center are launching in collaboration a new project that will focus on developing novel visualization tools for Big Data. Residing at the cross-border between the fields of large-scale information systems, data visualization and visual analytics, the project aims at facilitating the process of human exploration and discovery by integrating different visualization techniques into the automated data handling processes.

Astro-WISE system and its applications featured in a special topical issue of Experimental Astronomy
Wanneer:19 april 2013

This January, the bi-monthly Springer journal Experimental Astronomy published a topical issue on the Astro-WISE information system, developed and maintained by the OmegaCEN group, one of the main partners in the Target project.

NASA officially joins the Euclid space mission of the European Space Agency (ESA)
Wanneer:04 februari 2013

The big family of scientists and institutions that comprise the Euclid consortium will grow a bit bigger after NASA, the US National Aeronautics and Space Agency decided to join the ambitious project that aims at solving important mysteries about the nature of dark matter and dark energy.

New Euclid satellite Science Data Center at RUG receives major funding
Wanneer:20 december 2012

A collaboration between the Netherlands Research School for Astronomy (NOVA), Space Research Organization Netherlands (SRON), the Leiden Observatory, Target, RUG’s Center for Information Technology (CIT) and OmegaCEN/Kapteyn Institute from the RUG have decided to found a new space research data-handling center at the University of Groningen. The Science Data Center will support the Euclid mission, recently selected by ESA.

ESO celebrates the inauguration of the VST telescope
Wanneer:07 december 2012

The European Southern Observatory celebrated the inauguration of the VLT Survey Telescope, known shortly as the VST by releasing a stunning image of the Carina Nebula captured by the telescope.

Groningen researchers receive two awards at the 13th International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition
Wanneer:23 oktober 2012

Prof. Lambert Schomaker, the father of the Target-supported Monk system won the Dr. Ching Yee Suen Special Award and the IAPR Best Paper award at this year's international conference on handwriting recognition.

LifeLines project welcomed its 100 000 participant
Wanneer:19 oktober 2012

Lifelines hit a milestone by welcoming its 100 000 participant into the program. The project had become the largest medical research project in the Netherlands and the large volumes of data to be collected from the participants in the course of 30 years is expected to provide new insights into aging processes. Target is an important partner in the LifeLines project collaborating with researchers and technical staff from the UMCG in the development of secure database system that can handle the expected volumes of data in a flexible and scalable manner.

Target featured in an IBM new short video
Wanneer:27 augustus 2012
IBM is an important and valued partner in Target. Target is happy to note that we're also a valued partner of IBM. To celebrate this partnership, IBM produced and release a short video about Target. Spend 5 minutes immersed in the world of Target and learn about the ways in which Target is advancing science and technology by providing innovative large-scale data management.
Belangrijke mijlpaal bereikt voor ESA's Euclid Missie (c) ESA
Wanneer:20 juni 2012
nieuws Euclid Missie_20062012
NWO toekenning voor het KiDS survey project
Wanneer:18 juni 2012
kids news
Groen licht voor ‘s werelds grootste optische telescoop
Wanneer:14 juni 2012
E-ELT pressrelease 14_06_2012
Het Infoversum: Internationale kennistempel in Groningen
Wanneer:27 april 2012
persbericht infoversum 26-04-2012
IBM Faculty Award for Target member Prof. Lambert Schomaker
Wanneer:06 december 2011
Prof. Lambert Schomaker - director of Artificial Intelligence Research at the Department of Artificial Intelligence, University of Groningen received an IBM Faculty award 2011 at an official ceremony on November 29th this year. The award is a recognition for his work and contribution to the development of a distinctive IT system that enables quick and efficient searching through handwritten documents and archives. The system, called Monk is one of Target's challenging projects.