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December 17th 2018
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  • Michael Wise new Director General at SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research

    Michael Wise new Director General at SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research

    The NWO board has appointed Dr. Michael Wise as General and Scientific director of SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research. Wise is currently Head of Astronomy at the NWO institute ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy. He also holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy at the University of Amsterdam. Wise will take up his new position effective 1 January 2019 and lead SRON through an important phase in the coming years including overseeing the relocation of the Utrecht headquarters to the Bio Science Campus at Leiden University.

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  • NWO invests in innovative infrastructure projects from NWO Institutes ASTRON and Nikhef and in research facility DUBBLE

    NWO invests in innovative infrastructure projects from NWO Institutes ASTRON and Nikhef and in research facility DUBBLE

    Last week NWO announced that it awarded seven proposals for innovative research infrastructure within the programme NWO Investment Grant Large, with a total budget of 17.9 million euros. With this programme, NWO funds large research facilities, within which researchers from throughout the Netherlands work together, often with international partners. Three investments are for the NWO Institutes ASTRON and Nikhef. The Dutch-Belgian research facility DUBBLE - managed by NWO-I - also received an NWO Investment Grant Large.

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  • Self-folding metamaterial

    Self-folding metamaterial

    The more complex the object, the harder it is to fold up. Space satellites often need many small motors to fold up an instrument, and people have difficulty simply folding up a roadmap. Physicists from Leiden University, University of Amsterdam and NWO Institute AMOLF have now designed a structure that folds itself up in several steps.

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