The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant to Stijn Buitink for a three-year research project in astroparticle physics at the KVI. The title of the project is ‘Turning the Moon into a neutrino detector with LOFAR’.
The earth is under constant bombardment by cosmic neutrinos. Where do they come from and how are they produced? These are important questions in astrophysics and new detection methods are required to answer them. This research will develop a technique to measure the impact of cosmic neutrinos striking the moon, using the revolutionary Dutch LOFAR radio telescope.
> More information about the moon as a detector of cosmic neutrino's (in het Engels)
Dr Annette Scheepstra of the UG Arctic Centre, part of the Faculty of Arts, is about to conduct research into tourism in Antarctica and how tourists can become Antarctic ambassadors. She has been granted €1 million in funding by the Dutch Research...
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has appointed Professor Maria Loi and Professor Dirk Slotboom from the Faculty of Science and Engineering as members of the Academy.
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded three Vici grants, worth €1.5 million each, to three UG researchers. Prof. J.W Romeijn, Prof. S. Hoekstra, Prof. K.I. Caputi can use this money to develop an innovative line of research and to set up...
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