Prof. Karina Caputi from the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute (University of Groningen) has been named associate member of a newly funded Danish Excellence Research Centre to study the early Universe (DAWN). This new centre has received an award of 66 MDKK (9 million euros) from the Danish National Research Foundation. In addition to the Danish-based astronomers, the centre will have seven founding associate members from top institutions over the world, including Caputi from the University of Groningen.
Cosmic Dawn Center (DAWN) is a new basic research centre whose main purpose is to uncover how and when the first galaxies formed. DAWN is a Center of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation and located at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen in close collaboration with DTU Space.
Two promising UG academics, Dr Michael Lerch and Sanne van Dijk, will be able to conduct research at top institutes abroad for two years thanks to the Rubicon programme organized by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
His opponent was fourfold world champion Alexander Schwarzman. Boomstra, who studies Physics at the University of Groningen, also won the title in 2016.
Galaxies grow by giving birth to new stars, but Amina Helmi found evidence to support the theory that parts of the Milky Way have also grown by merging with other galaxies. She had to wait for the Gaia space mission to produce data before she was able...