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The Black Hole Consortium has been awarded a 4,9 million euro grant to conduct research on the physics and astronomy of black holes, along with a historical-philosophical study of these fascinating objects, to be conducted and supervised by Vossius member Jeroen van Dongen (prof. of history of science at the UvA), in collaboration with string physicist prof. Jan de Boer (UvA) and dr. Ad Maas, curator at Rijksmuseum Boerhaave for the history of science in Leiden. Boerhaave will host an exhibit on black holes and their physics and astronomy.

The Black Hole Consortium is a collaboration between 31 physicists, astronomers, science educators, engineers and historians and philosophers of science from across the Netherlands, headed by physicist Stefan Vandoren at Utrecht University.