Fundamental Physics in Radio Astronomy
Further studies exploit the information that is imprinted in radio emission about cosmic magnetic fields. Pulsars are used to study the magnetic milky way, while far-distant, external galaxies allow us to study cosmic magnetism. Magnetic fields are also important during the formation and the evolution of neutron stars, so that supernovae as well as the properties of a variety of radio-loud neutron stars are studied.
The research group is also involved in the development of innovative radio telescopes and works on projects such as the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) and the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) and the science that will be enabled with these gigantic telescopes.