Welcome to the Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe. Our primary task is to operate the data processor for the European VLBI Network (EVN). JIVE provides support to the world-wide EVN user community and also supports EVN operations. JIVE is hosted by the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON).


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JIVE director lectures on brightness and transparency On 28 Februray 2014 Prof. Dr. H.J. van Langevelde, JIVE director, presented his lecture on galactic radio astonomy at the Leiden University. In the first part of his lecture he explains to the, mostly Dutch, audience his use of interstellar masers in the field of galactic radio astronomy. The second part of his lecture, in English, focussed on policy aspects.


ERC Synergy Grant to image event horizon of black hole Was Einstein right? The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded 14 Million Euros to a team of European astrophysicists to construct the first accurate image of a black hole. The team will test the predictions of current theories of gravity, including Einstein's theory of General Relativity. JIVE will collaborate in the implementation of this ‘Synergy Grant’, the largest and most competitive type of grant of the ERC.


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