NWO Astroparticle Physics grants for Berge and Markoff
NWO Physical Sciences (EW) has awarded 1.5 million euros to various projects at the interface of astronomy and physics, where scientists will investigate high-energy objects, such as neutron stars and black holes. The two UvA scientists David Berge (GRAPPA) and Sera Markoff (API) are among the awardees.
David Berge (GRAPPA) is PI of a project that contributes to the development of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA). His project will be carried out in close collaboration with the University of Groningen and Radboud University, Nijmegen.
Sera Markoff (Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy) is PI of a research project to determine the contribution of X-ray Binaries to the Galactic cosmic ray population, and their TeV emission properties. This work will be done in collaboration with researchers at the Radboud University Nijmegen.