In the night of 29 to 30 May 2008 a submarine has installed the final detector lines of the Antares neutrino telescope at the bottom of the Mediterranean . The first measurements followed shortly after the completion of the largest neutrino detector of the northern hemisphere. The Netherlands , including the KVI, has played an important role in the design and the construction of this salient instrument, mainly by the development of an entirely new concept for the read-out and analysis of the data. With this new telescope scientists can for the first time explore the origin of high-energy neutrinos in a systematic way. It is expected that these originate from immense cosmic explosions (supernovae or gamma-ray bursts) of collisions between dark-matter particles in the centre of the Milky Way.
The University of Groningen (UG) will be awarding honorary doctorates to Prof. Titia de Lange and Dr Philipp Blom during its anniversary week in June 2019. Historian Blom will be awarded an honorary doctorate at the suggestion of Prof. Ann-Sophie Lehmann...
Prof. dr. Stynke Castelein, hoogleraar aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen en hoofd onderzoek bij Lentis, ontvangt de Vrouw in de Media Award 2018 Groningen.
Marc Kramer of the Faculty of Economics and Business has been chosen as Lecturer of the Year 2018.