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50th Young European Radio Astronomers Conference (YERAC)

IRAM hosted the virtual edition of the 50th Young European Radio Astronomers Conference (YERAC) – on 24 - 27 of August this year. The 4-day event provided an opportunity for doctoral students and young postdoctoral researchers to present their research on various radio astronomical subjects. It was attended by 52 participants from different countries, as [...]

By | 2021-09-23T14:18:38+00:00 September 23rd, 2021|press release|Comments Off on 50th Young European Radio Astronomers Conference (YERAC)

Publication in Nature Astronomy: Event Horizon Telescope observations of the jet launching and collimation in Centaurus A

An international team anchored by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration has now imaged the heart of the nearby radio galaxy Centaurus A in unprecedented detail. This work, led by Michael Janssen from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn and Radboud University Nijmegen is published in Nature Astronomy on 19 July 2021.  [...]

By | 2021-07-21T14:00:30+00:00 July 21st, 2021|announcement, press release|Comments Off on Publication in Nature Astronomy: Event Horizon Telescope observations of the jet launching and collimation in Centaurus A

Article on Nature website: Astronomers push for global debate on giant satellite swarms

Read here the Nature article Astronomers push for global debate on giant satellite swarms. The article deals with the concern of astronomers and other skygazers about interferences with observations of the night sky and reports that “Working with the United Nations, scientists hope to establish standards for satellite ‘megaconstellations’ and reduce disruption of astronomical observations.” [...]

By | 2021-07-21T12:39:14+00:00 July 21st, 2021|announcement, press release|Comments Off on Article on Nature website: Astronomers push for global debate on giant satellite swarms

Effelsberg Radio Observatory: Part of the observatory site was flooded

The extremely heavy rain in the Eifel region on July 14 and 15, 2021, also hit the Radio Telescope Effelsberg. It caused flooding in the area of the Rötzelbach and the Effelsbergbach, both of which flow in the area of the observatory. The observatory crew is now busy cleaning up and assessing the damage. This [...]

By | 2021-07-16T11:21:00+00:00 July 16th, 2021|press release|Comments Off on Effelsberg Radio Observatory: Part of the observatory site was flooded

European R&I Days: Workshop Research infrastructures – hubs of excellence, knowledge creation and innovation

As part of the European Research & Innovation Days in June 2021, the workshop Research infrastructures – hubs of excellence, knowledge creation and innovation was held on June 24, 2021. Apostolia Karamali (Head of Unit DG R&I), Anton Zensus (RadioNet Coordinator and Director of Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy), Nicolas Pade (Executive Director of European Marine [...]

By | 2021-07-14T09:49:56+00:00 July 14th, 2021|announcement, press release|Comments Off on European R&I Days: Workshop Research infrastructures – hubs of excellence, knowledge creation and innovation

JBCA: Kepler telescope glimpses a free-floating planet population

Tantalising evidence has been uncovered for a mysterious population of “free-floating planets, planets that may be alone in deep space, unbound to any host star. The results include four new discoveries that are consistent with planets of similar masses to Earth, published today in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Read here the full [...]

By | 2021-07-09T07:16:56+00:00 July 9th, 2021|announcement, press release|Comments Off on JBCA: Kepler telescope glimpses a free-floating planet population

Cordis article: Radio bursts help us home in on the mysterious origin of cosmic rays

Read here the full article on the CORDIS page Radio bursts help us home in on the mysterious origin of cosmic rays: A novel technique for observing cosmic rays using radio telescopes can shed light on where in the universe these powerful particles come from – and what is producing them. The source of cosmic [...]

By | 2021-06-11T12:03:37+00:00 June 11th, 2021|announcement, press release|Comments Off on Cordis article: Radio bursts help us home in on the mysterious origin of cosmic rays

Observation challenges established theory of gamma-ray bursts in the universe

An international team of scientists have gained the best view ever recorded of gamma-ray bursts – the brightest explosions in the universe. A specialised observatory in Namibia has recorded the most energetic radiation and longest gamma-ray afterglow of a so-called gamma-ray burst (GRB) to date. The observations with the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) challenge [...]

By | 2021-06-07T07:27:10+00:00 June 7th, 2021|announcement, press release|Comments Off on Observation challenges established theory of gamma-ray bursts in the universe

10.000 ERC grantees –  Congratulations from the RadioNet community

  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 [...]

By | 2021-05-20T06:10:50+00:00 May 20th, 2021|press release|Comments Off on 10.000 ERC grantees –  Congratulations from the RadioNet community

Cordis featured the OPTICON-RadioNet Pilot (ORP) as ‘Project of the Month’

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 [...]

By | 2021-05-18T10:37:37+00:00 May 18th, 2021|announcement, press release|Comments Off on Cordis featured the OPTICON-RadioNet Pilot (ORP) as ‘Project of the Month’