Latest news about Target.
|When:||03 July 2018|
The Information Universe conference brought eighty scientists from eighteen different countries around the world together in the center of Groningen to spend four days in the "DOT", a planetarium with a dome-shaped 3D screen of thirty meters in diameter.
|When:||08 June 2016|
EuroVis 2016, hosted by the University of Groningen in the Netherlands (6-10 June 2016) is the 18th annual visualization gathering organized by the Eurographics Working Group on Data Visualization and supported by the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee (IEEE VGTC). EuroVis has been a Eurographics and IEEE co-supported international visualization symposium held in Europe annually since 1999. EuroVis has been a conference since 2012.
|When:||10 February 2016|
Euclid is the next cosmology mission of the European Space Agency, ESA. It will study the dark energy and dark matter. The NWO-Groot funding of 1.985.000 euro will be used to establish a Dutch Science Data Centre with which astronomers in the Netherlands can access the data from this satellite, and participate in the scientific analysis.
|When:||09 July 2015|
An international team of astronomers, using data processed within the Target expertise center at the University of Groningen, announced today a series of new findings from a major dark matter survey. These are the first results from the Kilo-Degree Survey which uses ESO's VST telescope in Chile and they include as yet the most accurate measurements of dark matter distribution in groups of galaxies.
|When:||11 May 2015|
Not a single seat was left empty at the Infoversum during this year's Target fulldome lecture show, part of the EU Kijkdagen
|When:||26 February 2015|
The MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope has given astronomers the best ever three-dimensional view of the deep Universe. MUSE looked at the Hubble Deep Field South region for only 27 hours but the observations reveal the distances, motions and other properties of far more galaxies than ever before as well as faint objects that remained invisible to Hubble. Target at the RUG and other EU partners provide the data management system that enables scientific discoveries with MUSE.
|When:||11 February 2015|
An international team of astronomers led from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has used the giant radio telescope LOFAR to create the sharpest astronomical image ever taken at very long radio wavelengths. The galaxy M 82 was observed simultaneously with LOFAR stations in five countries. After the observations, the data was accessed via the LOFAR LOFAR Long-term archive (LTA), managed jointly by Target and ASTRON. The image produced from the data shows the glowing centre of the galaxy Messier 82 and many bright remnants of supernova explosions.
|When:||19 June 2014|
June 17th marked the opening of the digital 3D fulldome theater Infoversum in the vibrant city of Groningen. The first theater of its kind in the Netherlands, the Infoversum was inaugurated by the King's commissioner Max van den Berg and the mayor of Groningen Ruud Vreeman.
|When:||12 May 2014|
Target hosted one of its most successful public outreach events this Saturday at the Donald Smits Center for Information Technology.
|When:||17 February 2014|
Six years from now, a satellite will be launched to carry out the Euclid mission. Target leads the national effort in solving one of the most challenging aspect of the project – the development of a massive distributed system for storage and processing of the Euclid data.
|When:||14 February 2014|
The Target supported Monk system for handwritten text recognition will continue to expand its capabilities after it received a 100,000 euros grant from the NWO as part of a collaboration between institutes from Europe and the USA which was granted a total of 400,000 euros. Meanwhile, prof. Leon Koopmans from the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute received the prestigious VICI grant of 1.5 million euros to support his work on dark matter using strong lensing data from the KiDS survey. The latter was produced by the Target partner, OmegaCEN.
|When:||14 February 2014|
After more than a decade of hard work the MUSE instrument mounted on the VLT telescope in Chile captured its first light image. The instrument is a combined imager and spectrographer which will deliver high-resolution data in both image and wavelength space. These data will be used by astronomers around the world to resolve more of the mysteries of galaxy formation and super-massive black holes. Target is involved in the development of the information system that will handle the MUSE data.
|When:||13 December 2013|
At the beginning of December, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) made a step forward towards the construction of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) which will become the largest optical/near infrared telescope in the world. Astronomers will open their biggest eye towards the skies at the beginning of the coming decade.
|When:||22 April 2013|
Target and the eScience Center are launching in collaboration a new project that will focus on developing novel visualization tools for Big Data. Residing at the cross-border between the fields of large-scale information systems, data visualization and visual analytics, the project aims at facilitating the process of human exploration and discovery by integrating different visualization techniques into the automated data handling processes.
|When:||19 April 2013|
This January, the bi-monthly Springer journal Experimental Astronomy published a topical issue on the Astro-WISE information system, developed and maintained by the OmegaCEN group, one of the main partners in the Target project.
|When:||04 February 2013|
The big family of scientists and institutions that comprise the Euclid consortium will grow a bit bigger after NASA, the US National Aeronautics and Space Agency decided to join the ambitious project that aims at solving important mysteries about the nature of dark matter and dark energy.
|When:||20 December 2012|
A collaboration between the Netherlands Research School for Astronomy (NOVA), Space Research Organization Netherlands (SRON), the Leiden Observatory, Target, RUG’s Center for Information Technology (CIT) and OmegaCEN/Kapteyn Institute from the RUG have decided to found a new space research data-handling center at the University of Groningen. The Science Data Center will support the Euclid mission, recently selected by ESA.
|When:||07 December 2012|
The European Southern Observatory celebrated the inauguration of the VLT Survey Telescope, known shortly as the VST by releasing a stunning image of the Carina Nebula captured by the telescope.
|When:||23 October 2012|
Prof. Lambert Schomaker, the father of the Target-supported Monk system won the Dr. Ching Yee Suen Special Award and the IAPR Best Paper award at this year's international conference on handwriting recognition.
|When:||19 October 2012|
Lifelines hit a milestone by welcoming its 100 000 participant into the program. The project had become the largest medical research project in the Netherlands and the large volumes of data to be collected from the participants in the course of 30 years is expected to provide new insights into aging processes. Target is an important partner in the LifeLines project collaborating with researchers and technical staff from the UMCG in the development of secure database system that can handle the expected volumes of data in a flexible and scalable manner.
|When:||27 August 2012|
|When:||20 June 2012|
The European Space Agency announced today that Euclid, one of its M-class mission that aims to create a 3D map of the dark energy and matter in the Universe, has stepped into a full construction phase after the approval of ESA's Scientific Program Committee.
|When:||19 June 2012|
|When:||18 June 2012|
|When:||14 June 2012|
The council of the European Southern Observatory approved a program set out to build what would be the world’s largest optical/infrared telescope -the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT).
|When:||27 April 2012|
For many people data is an abstract idea projected as endless streams of ones and zeros. And this is where data visualization needs to step in and help data speak to the public. But where, and how? The answer is the Infoversum - a 3D dome theater that will host captivating scientific, business, art and educational productions aimed at disseminating knowledge in the most intuitive for us way - visually. The architectural plans for the Infoversum have been finalized and after a year of construction the dome theater will rise in the center of Groningen.
|When:||06 December 2011|