Less powerful black hole blows environment clean after all
An international team of astronomers led by JIVE postdoc has discovered that even a weak jet stream from a low-active black hole can be a kind of leaf blower to clean parts of a galaxy. The observed black hole removes about 75% of the cold gas in the central regions of the galaxy in a few million years. This probably stops the formation of stars. The researchers published their findings on Thursday 10 February 2022 in the journal Nature Astronomy.
Breaking the Resolution Boundaries: Observing the supermassive black hole binary candidate OJ 287 from Earth and space
An international team of researchers - lead by the Spanish Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC) and including participation from a JIVE researcher - has obtained an image of radio emission in the active galaxy OJ 287 at an angular resolution of 12 micro arcseconds, which is presently the highest resolution achieved in astronomical observations.
Job Vacancy: JIVE Support Scientist
The Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE) invites applications for the position of JIVE Support Scientist to become available from as early as April 2022. The position has a 50%-50% split between support duties and the appointee's own research. Deadline for applications is 1 February 2022.
The JUMPING JIVE project successfully closes its activities
The H2020 JUMPING JIVE project, which successfully passed its final review by the European Commission, has been instrumental during the past 4 years in the development and reinforcement of JIVE and the European VLBI Network (EVN) activities in key aspects for their sustainability that will impact the VLBI community in the next decades.
ASTRON-JIVE 2022 Summer Research Programme Opens Applications
The Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE) and the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) announce up to 7 grants for students to participate in the ASTRON/JIVE 2022 Summer Research Programme. Deadline for applications is 1 February 2022 00:00 CET.
Second edition of EVN Online Seminar Series
The European VLBI Network (EVN) is pleased to announce the second edition of the series of online seminars “The sharpest view of the radio Universe: VLBI – Connecting Astronomers Worldwide”. Five seminars will cover different science topics illustrating how Very Long Baseline Interferometry can improve our understanding of many astronomical phenomena and how this technique is useful for the whole astronomical community. The new seminars will start on 29 November 2021 and will be organised around every six weeks, leading up to the organisation of the 2022 EVN Symposium on 11-15 July 2022.