The main drive for our astronomers is curiosity. Curiosity about the structure and history of the universe, the galaxies in it and the stars in it. Our astronomers engage on a daily basis in the development of ideas and theories. Besides they engage in the design, construction and use of (radio) telescopes and publishing the results.
Different types of expertise of our astronomers get combined for theoretical work. The research is often done on supercomputers.
The astronomers have early involvement in the design of our telescopes. This way, they can have the best use of our telescopes.
The combination of theory and wide observational work leads to extensive publishing of our astronomers. The astronomers publish in highly acclaimed astronomy magazines. In addition, our astronomers are successful in setting up research groups.