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Astronomical Instrumentation

Contact: Jochem Baselmans

The European Research Council has awarded SRON researchers Jochem Baselmans, visiting professor of the Tera Hertz Sensing group of the Department Microelelctronics (2.4 million euros) and Peter Jonker (2 million euros) prestigious research grants for independent groundbreaking research.
The European Research Council has awarded SRON researchers Jochem Baselmans, visiting professor of the Tera Hertz Sensing group (2.4 million euros) and Peter Jonker (2 million euros) prestigious research grants for independent groundbreaking research. Jonker will chase intermediate-mass black holes to find out if they really exist. Baselmans will develop a revolutionary instrument to measure the redshift of submillimeter galaxies, distant galaxies that are responsible for the cosmic infrared background radiation.

Baselmans and Jonker have both been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant that enables top researchers to consolidate their independent research program and/or research group. With this funding instrument the ERC wants to strengthen new excellent research. Baselmans and Jonker can use this European grant to appoint new and highly promising researchers over the next five years.

Source and more information:
Sron Netherlands Institute for Space Research

Projects

Kinetic Inductance Detectors a new imaging technology for observations in and from space

Imaging arrays of kinetic inductance detectors for space-based astronomical and earth observation applications

DESHIMA (Deep Spectroscopic High-redshift Mapper)

Superconducting On-chip Spectrometer for Probing the Cosmic History of Star Formation