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astron

[′a‚strän]
(nuclear physics)
A proposed thermonuclear device in which a deuterium plasma is confined by an axial magnetic field produced by a shell of relativistic electrons.
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The international team of astronomers looking for new pulsars with LOFAR is led by Jason Hessels, from ASTRON and the University of Amsterdam, and Ben Stappers, from the University Manchester.
Rene Vermeulen, director of the Radio Observatory at ASTRON.
It's also fantastic to have the UK astronomical community fully onboard -- they will help ensure that this transformational new telescope is fully exploited scientifically -- we're looking forward to the first results," said Professor Mike Garrett, ASTRON.
The all-electronic, 'next generation' telescope, developed by ASTRON, now offers astronomers the joint use of a network of antennas that spreads from its core region in the north-east of the Netherlands to distances of a thousand kilometers across Europe.
With Fermi leading the way, we now know where to concentrate our search efforts for millisecond pulsars," said Jason Hessels, an ASTRON Staff Astronomer who recently discovered four of the new batch of millisecond pulsars using ASTRON's "DROP" computer cluster to perform the required heavy calculations.
Major organization : STICHTING ASTRON, NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE FOR RADIO ASTRONOMY