Earlier this year, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) awarded a grant to Prof. Scott Trager for WEAVE. This is a multi-object spectograph which will be used in conjunction with the 4.2-m William Herschel Telescope. WEAVE can simultaneously unravel the light from a thousand stars and galaxies and measure their speed. Such information provides information about the creation of the Milky Way and better insight into dark material and dark energy in the universe.
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Scientists at SRON, VU and RUG have now developed a model that predicts whether there is a carbon cycle present on exoplanets, provided the mass, core size and amount of CO2 are known.
On 26 April, Bert Poolman (Avereest, 1959) was appointed Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion. He is Professor of Biochemistry and programme director of the Groningen Centre for Synthetic Biology at the Faculty of Science and Engineering,...
On 26 April, Amina Helmi (Bahia Blanca, Argentina, 1970) was appointed Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion. She is Professor of Dynamics, Structure and Formation of the Milky Way at the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, which is part of the Faculty...
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