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NWO grant for astrochemical research with Webb images

18 July 2023

NWO announced funding of 1.6 million euros for the Dutch Astrochemistry Network that includes Prof. Inga Kamp (Kapteyn Astronomical Institute and prof. Floris van der Tak (SRON/Kapteyn Astronomical Institute). This will shed light on how and where molecules are formed in space and their role using the James Webb Space Telescope.

The Dutch Astrochemistry Network will receive 1.6 million euros from NWO for the research program Dutch Astrochemistry in the era of the James Webb Space Telescope. The research program, a collaboration between astrophysicists and chemists, will provide experimental and theoretical data that can be used to better interpret telescope observations. In this way, the researchers intend to gain new insights into the origin and evolution of molecules in the universe.

Source: NOVA /

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