September 18th 2009
18 September 2009
A group of researchers from Rijnhuizen, together with colleagues from Denmark and Germany, has discovered that so-called magnetic islands in fusion reactors can reflect microwaves. Their result was published in Physical Review Letters of 15 September 2009.
September 8th 2009
8 September 2009
The FOM Board of Governors has appointed Professor Niek Lopes Cardozo as the new Chairman of the Board of Governors and of the Executive Board of FOM. In addition, the Governing Board of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has appointed Lopes Cardozo as member and Chair of the Subfield of Physics. Lopes Cardozo will begin on 1 February 2010 and succeeds the current Chairman of the Board of Governors, Executive Board and Subfield of Physics, Professor Ronald Griessen.
August 25th 2009
25 augustus 2009
The FOM Executive Board has appointed Professor Wim van Saarloos (1955) Director of FOM Foundation, effective 1 November 2009. He succeeds Dr Hans Chang, who stepped down in early July after 24 years with FOM and who continues his career at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Van Saarloos is currently Professor of Theoretical Physics at Leiden University and Director of the Lorentz Center, which he also established and for which he received a Royal Award in 2008. He has extensive administrative experience and a good network of contacts within and outside physics. The Director of FOM also acts as Director of the NWO Subfield of Physics.
August 5th 2009
5 August 2009
Minister Maria van der Hoeven (Economic Affairs) has announced that she is supporting ITER-NL2, the follow-up programme of ITER-NL, with 8 million euros from the so-called FES-budget (Fonds Economische Structuurversterking). The aim of the ITER-NL initiative is to enable a strong contribution of Dutch companies to ITER and to facilitate front-line participation of Dutch research in the scientific exploitation of the experiment. The ITER-NL consortium consists of three Dutch research institutes: the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO, the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter FOM (with her FOM-Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen), and the Nuclear Research and consultancy Group NRG.
July 30th 2009
29 July 2009
On the Nature-website, physicist Bob Nagler (Oxford University) and his international colleagues present a breakthrough in the field of non-linear optics.