The European Research Council (ERC) has just announced that it has funded its 10.000th researcher and the RadioNet community congratulates heartily the ERC and all the grantees. The ERC grants come in different categories, e.g. for researchers starting or consolidating their careers, for collaborations, and for advanced leaders in their fields. The grants have in common that [...]
The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO), which includes the MeerKAT and the African SKA programme, is recruiting bright and enthusiastic Engineering and Science-Honours graduates for its internship programme. To register, please complete the application form here. The deadline for applications is the June 30, 2021. Find full information here.
The European Commission is committed to promoting gender equality in research and innovation. It is part of the European Commission Gender Equality Strategy for 2020-2025, which sets out the Commission’s broader commitment to equality across all EU policies. In addition, the EU has a well-established regulatory framework on gender equality, including binding directives, which apply widely across the labour [...]
The ESCAPE Summer School will take place on June 7-18, 2021. The program of the school is devoted to project development for astrophysics, astroparticle physics & particle physics. It will provide theoretical and hands-on training on Data Science and Python development (coding environment and good code practices, version control and collaborative development, Python packaging, scientific libraries for data science and analysis and [...]
The ERC Scientific Council and the EIC pilot Advisory Board aim to nurture the best talent in research and in innovation. Their presence under the same framework programme, Horizon Europe, recognizes that many ERC researchers are also innovators and many EIC innovators also are researchers. Both institutions have met on May 17, 2021 to promote [...]
The Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS), the European Commission's primary source of results from the projects funded by the EU's framework programmes for research and innovation (FP1 to Horizon 2020), has featured the OPTICON-RadioNet Pilot (ORP) in their section ‘Project of the Month’. Find here the full article: Project of the Month: Celebrating [...]
On May 11, 2021, the article from Daniel Clery ‘Something went wrong.’ Some astronomers feel left out of European road map was published on Science, reporting that the Draft Astronet report upsets gamma and radio astronomers. The article reports that some are unhappy with what the draft plan left out, particularly in radio and gamma ray [...]
The program for the EC Research & Innovation Days, June 23-24, has been released. Find it here.
Today, May 12, 2021, the 100-m radio telescope of the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn celebrates its 50th birthday. On the occasion of the anniversary, the Time Travel Trail is opened as the fourth astronomical hiking trail at the radio telescope. Read more here. Image: © Norbert Junkes/MPIfR
An online EVN Mini-Symposium and Users Meeting will be held during July 12-14, 2021. The EVN Symposium is the main forum for discussion of the latest Very Long Baseline Interferometry scientific results and technical and technological developments within the EVN member countries. Timeline for the EVN Mini-Symposium May 15, 2021 - Deadline for submission [...]