The RadioNet newsletter 11/2022 has been issued. Read here.
The NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope just scored another first: a molecular and chemical portrait of a distant world’s skies. While Webb and other space telescopes, including the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, have previously revealed isolated ingredients of this heated planet’s atmosphere, the new readings provide a full menu of atoms, molecules, and even signs [...]
Four hundred eight researchers have won this year’s European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants. The funding is worth in total €636 million and is part of the Horizon Europe programme. The grants will be invested in scientific projects spanning all disciplines of research from engineering to life sciences to humanities. The laureates of this grant competition proposed to [...]
An international group of scientists including astronomers at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (MPIfR) and ALMA present new observations of the first quasar ever identified. Its name is 3C273 and it is located at a distance of approx. 1.9 Billion light years in the Virgo constellation. The new high-resolution radio images trace the [...]
The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has signed off the 2021 accounts of all the EU's Joint Undertakings, and confirmed the positive results reported in previous years. See the ECA press release here and the report here.
The EC info day on the Research Infrastructures Work Programme will take place on December 6, 2022. It will focus on the 2023 calls of the Work programme 2023-2024, for its main destinations. More here.
The call for proposals of the 100-m radio telescope (Effelsberg/DE) of the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy is open. Access/funding is offered through the ORP project. Deadline for proposal submission: 02 February 2023 (15:00 UT) Find the call here. Image: © N. Tacken (MPIfR)
EC signed the Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment and endorsed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment
On November 8, 2022 the Commission has signed the Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment. The Agreement sets a common direction for changes in assessment practices for research, researchers and research organisations, with the goal to maximise the quality and impact of research. That day also marked the Commission’s endorsement of the San Francisco Declaration on [...]
On March 12-16, 2023 the IAU symposium 378: Black hole winds at all scales will take place in Haifa/IL. The goal of this IAU symposium is to better understand black hole winds by seeking common physical grounds for different outflows, in both stellar/X-ray binaries and AGN/active galactic black holes, in all wavelengths, and in the [...]
On October 29, the ALMA observatory in Chile suffered a cyberattack on its computer systems, forcing the suspension of astronomical observations and the public website. Also the email system is affected. Read more in the Joint ALMA Observatory statement.