News

African Radio Astronomy continues to grow

Support scientists Ross Burns and Jay Blanchard recently travelled to Ghana to deliver a radio astronomy training programme as part of the EU H2020 JUMPING JIVE project. Activities such as this contribute to the growth of local expertise in the African VLBI Network.

Behind the scenes of The Big Bang Theory

An image created by Luis Henry Quiroga Nuñez and Huib van Langevelde for the SKA calendar makes an appearance on the television series The Big Bang Theory.

Astrochemists reveal the magnetic secrets of methanol

A team of scientists, led by Boy Lankhaar at Chalmers University of Technology, has solved an important puzzle in astrochemistry: how to measure magnetic fields in space using methanol, the simplest form of alcohol.

Astronomers peer into the lair of a mysterious cosmic radio burster

One year ago, an international team of astronomers, which included JIVE researchers, pinpointed the location of a Fast Radio Burst (FRB) for the first time. Now they have found that the source of the bursts exists in an extreme and unusual environment.

EVN call for proposals

Observing proposals are invited for the European VLBI Network (EVN), a VLBI network of radio telescopes spread throughout Europe and beyond, operated by an international consortium of institutes.

Traineeship in science operations with massive arrays

The Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) and the Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE) have two positions available for a traineeship in science operations with massive arrays

Paco Colomer to take over as JIVE director

Francisco ‘Paco' Colomer will become the director of JIVE, beginning in January 2018. He takes over the position that Huib van Langevelde has held for ten years.

ASTRON/JIVE Summer Student Programme 2018

The Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) and the Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE) announce the availability of a limited number of grants for their 2018 Summer Research Programme. Registration opens 1 December 2017.

The Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE) and its partners in the European VLBI Network (EVN) endorse the principles of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)

The EVN is keen to take further steps to contribute to the establishment of an EOSC, noting, however, that its main objective continues to be the development of VLBI techniques that facilitate new discoveries in astronomy.

EVN telescopes zoom in on the first detection of gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars

For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves - ripples in space and time - in addition to light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars. This marks the first time that a cosmic event has been viewed in both gravitational waves and light.
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