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  • 7 Feb 2019
    Discovering new particles using black holes

    Some theories that go beyond the Standard Model of particle physics predict the existence of new ultralight particles, with masses much below the lightest known particles in nature. When these particles have very ...

  • 30 Jan 2019
    Marta Volonteri, professor by special appointment of Black Hole Formation and Growth

    Dr M. Volonteri (1974) has been named professor by special appointment of Black Hole Formation and Growth at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. The chair was established on behalf of the Bèta ...

  • 14 Jan 2019
    Photosynthesis at nanoscale

    Researchers from UvA and VU, collaborating within the Solardam initiative, have shown the existence of a new regime of energy transfer that plays an important role in the process of photosynthesis in plants. In this ...

  • 10 Jan 2019
    FameLab: Pitch your research!

    Are you a PhD student or postdoc, between 21 - 40 years old, and would you like to learn how to explain your research to a general public ... in just three minutes? Join FameLab!

  • 21 Dec 2018
    Physics Projectruimte grants for Nissanke, Woutersen and Bonn

    The board of NWO Domain Science (ENW) has granted funding for ten proposals in the Physics Projectruimte. Of the ten granted proposals, two were submitted by UvA scientists.

  • 20 Dec 2018
    UvA physicists successful in last NWO 'Vrije Programma's' round

    In the last round in its current form, NWO has allocated a total of EUR 10 million to five new Physics Vrije Programma’s. UvA physicists have been very successful in this round, being involved in three out of the ...

  • 18 Dec 2018
    Nucleation of liquids visualised

    Researchers from the UvA’s Institute of Physics (IoP) and Leiden University have found a new way to visualise and measure the nucleation process responsible for the formation of liquid droplets in vapour. Their ...

  • 18 Dec 2018
    Nature-inspired crystals for a better iron delivery

    One quarter of the world’s population does not get the right nutrients needed for a healthy life. Low iron intake is a particularly challenging problem in this respect. A consortium consisting of physicists and ...

  • 17 Dec 2018
    Three NWO grants for fundamental chemical research

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded three ECHO grants to UvA researchers working at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), the Swammerdam Institute for Life ...

  • 5 Dec 2018
    Zapping neurons to life with infrared light

    The ability to control neurons by switching them ‘on and off’ at will is an important goal in the field of neuroscience. Amsterdam researchers, together with colleagues from Germany and the US, have developed a novel ...

  • 5 Nov 2018
    Mass or interaction, but not both

    If upcoming direct searches discover the elusive dark matter in the universe, they may be able to measure the mass of the particle or the way it interacts with ordinary matter, but can only do both if we're lucky, ...

  • 29 Oct 2018
    European consortium to develop new quantum clocks

    The European Union has awarded 10 million euros to a European consortium of universities and businesses to develop ultra-precise and easily transportable optical atomic clocks. The iqClock consortium will build these ...

  • 18 Oct 2018
    Honorary doctorate for emeritus professor Frank Roelof de Boer

    Phycisist Frank Roelof de Boer, emeritus professor of the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Science, has received an honorary doctorate from the Univerzita Carlova in Prague, Czech Republic, on 16 October.

  • 11 Oct 2018
    Noise helps physicists discover insulating phenomenon in superconductor

    A group of physicists from the Universities of Leiden and Amsterdam have discovered an apparent paradox within a material that has zero electrical resistance. They measured trapped charges, even though such charges ...

  • 10 Oct 2018
    Efficient light conversion with perovskite nanocrystals

    Perovskites are a family of crystals that show promising properties for applications in nano-technology. However, one useful property that until now was unobserved in perovskites is so-called carrier multiplication – ...

  • 10 Oct 2018
    Freshly fallen snow is the best – but not for long

    One might expect water to evaporate much faster than ice. Surprisingly, researchers from the University of Amsterdam have now shown that for small droplets of ice, this is not the case: ice and water droplets ...

  • 8 Oct 2018
    Cum laude PhDs in physics for Alessio Ciamei and Richard Bartels

    The PhD is the highest academic degree that universities award. For someone to receive this degree with the additional honor ‘cum laude’ is rare; what’s even more rare is for this to happen twice within one month in ...

  • 4 Oct 2018
    Superconducting at the speed of light

    Researchers at the Universities of Twente and Amsterdam team up to unmask elusive Majorana modes as they discover electrons pairing up while they fly through the interior of a crystal as if they move at the speed of ...

  • 4 Oct 2018
    A new era in the quest for dark matter

    Since the 1970s, astronomers and physicists have been gathering evidence for the presence in the universe of dark matter: a mysterious substance that manifests itself through its gravitational pull. However, despite ...

  • 28 Sep 2018
    NWO funding for Virgo collaboration for improvement of research infrastructure

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research has awarded the Dutch contribution to the Virgo collaboration €3.5 million to invest in the improvement of scientific equipment used in the detection of ...

  • 26 Sep 2018
    Designing a self-folding metamaterial

    The more complex the object, the harder it is to fold up. Space satellites often need many small motors to fold up an instrument, and people have difficulty simply folding up a roadmap. Physicists from Leiden and ...

  • 17 Sep 2018
    Frédéric Merkt appointed Physics and Astronomy Visiting Professor

    In the context of the Visiting Professorship program of the institutes of Physics and Astronomy of the UvA and the VU, Prof Frédéric Merkt (ETH Zurich) will visit Amsterdam for three months starting the 17th of ...

  • 31 Aug 2018
    Rohini Godbole appointed Physics and Astronomy Visiting Professor

    In the context of the Visiting Professorship programme of the institutes of Physics and Astronomy of the UvA and the VU, Prof. Rohini Godbole of the Indian Institute of Science will visit Amsterdam for three months ...

  • 6 Aug 2018
    Another blow for the dark matter interpretation of the Galactic Center Excess

    For almost ten years, astronomers have been studying a mysterious diffuse radiation coming from the center of our Galaxy. Originally, it was thought that this radiation could originate from the elusive dark matter ...

  • 23 Jul 2018
    Projectruimte grant for Peter Schall and Peter Bolhuis

    Physicist Peter Schall and chemist Peter Bolhuis have received an NWO Projectruimte grant for their proposal 'Activating viscoelastic colloidal architectures'.

  • 16 Jul 2018
    Veni grant awarded to 27 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Veni grants worth up to €250,000 to 27 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers who recently obtained their doctorate. The grants give promising young ...

  • 16 Jul 2018
    Veni grant for physicists Janne-Mieke Meijer and Matteo Biagetti

    Physicists Janne-Mieke Meijer and Matteo Biagetti both received an NWO Veni grant. The grant provides the laureates with the opportunity to further develop their own ideas for a period of three years.

  • 9 Jul 2018
    Bachelor workshop results in publication on neutrino decay

    Usually, scientific publications come from experienced researchers at the PhD level and beyond. Occasionally, however, also students – even bachelor students – succeed in making interesting contributions to science. ...

  • 2 Jul 2018
    Poster prize for Chia-Ching Huang

    Physicist Chia-Ching Huang has won the award for best poster contribution in one of the symposia of the 2018 Spring Meeting of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) in Strassbourg. Huang, a PhD student at ...

  • 11 Jun 2018
    Quantum LEGO: building ultracold molecules

    Physicists dream of having a rich supply of ultracold molecules with specific electronic properties. A dense gas of such particles would have exciting applications in tests of fundamental physics, quantum-controlled ...

  • 4 Jun 2018
    Amsterdam physicists capture light in the eye of the storm

    It is quiet in the eye of a hurricane. A hurricane and its eye are intimately connected. Yet, it turns out that not only hurricanes have these eyes. Physicists from the University of Amsterdam and research institute ...

  • 1 Jun 2018
    Vidi grant awarded to 11 UvA and AMC researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros to 11 experienced researchers from the University of Amsterdam and Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA). The grant ...

  • 28 May 2018
    New results of dark matter detector XENON1T

    Scientists of the XENON-collaboration, which involves several UvA physicists, have presented new results of the most sensitive dark matter experiment in the world, eight times more sensitive than similar earlier ...

  • 26 May 2018
    Amsterdam students to explore quantum-optical chemical catalysis

    As part of the Top Sector Chemistry Student Competition 2018, three Amsterdam students plan to apply quantum optical concepts to chemical catalysis and in doing so open up a new route for sustainable chemical ...

  • 21 May 2018
    Ellen Backus receives Nernst-Haber-Bodenstein prize

    The German Bunsen Society has awarded the Nernst-Haber-Bodenstein prize to physicist Ellen Backus, for her original and unique experimental contribution to unravel the structure and dynamics of molecules, especially ...

  • 8 May 2018
    The slipperiness of ice explained

    Everybody knows that sliding on ice or snow is much easier than sliding on most other surfaces. But why is the ice surface slippery? This question has engaged scientists for more than a century and continues to be ...

  • 24 Apr 2018
    Corentin Coulais nominated for New Scientist talent award

    UvA physicist Corentin Coulais has been nominated for the title of Scientific Talent 2018, a competition organised by the New Scientist magazine. Coulais, who researches machine materials, is among 25 nominees from ...

  • 12 Apr 2018
    Neutrino telescope KM3NeT receives 12.7 Million Euro NWO grant

    The Dutch contribution to the neutrino telescope KM3NeT, in which several UvA-researchers are involved, has received an investment grant of 12.7 Million Euro. KM3NeT is one of the ten top research facilities in NWO’s ...

  • 19 Mar 2018
    Projectruimte grants for Rene Gerritsma and Wouter Waalewijn

    NWO awarded Projectruimte grants to UvA physicists Rene Gerritsma and Wouter Waalewijn. Gerritsma receives the grant for his research on trapped ions in optical micro-traps; Waalewijn will use the grant to study new ...

  • 8 Mar 2018
    Dutch-American experiment indicates existence of two kinds of supercooled water

    25 years ago, research predicted that liquid water at extremely low temperature and high pressure might occur in two different states, but so far this has never been confirmed experimentally. Researchers from the ...

  • 2 Mar 2018
    Pierfrancesco Butti wins ATLAS Thesis Award

    Physicist Pierfrancesco Butti is one of five winners of the ATLAS Thesis Award, an award for PhD theses that contribute to the international ATLAS particle detector experiment at CERN in Geneva. Butti did his award ...

  • 1 Mar 2018
    Friction: Da Vinci revisited

    The concept of friction was already investigated five hundred years ago by Leonardo da Vinci. His most important result, the proportionality of friction to normal force, is still used extensively today. UvA ...

  • 15 Feb 2018
    Many colours from a single dot

    Physicists Bart van Dam and Katerina Newell (Dohnalova), in collaboration with Emanuele Marino and Peter Schall (all UvA-IoP) and colleagues from the University of Twente and Jiljin University in China, have shown ...

  • 12 Feb 2018
    NWO START-UP grant for Rene Gerritsma

    NWO has awarded a START-UP grant to Rene Gerritsma. The UvA physicist received the award for his project 'Trapped ions in a Fermi sea'. The new START-UP programme, intended for recently appointed professors, ...

  • 23 Jan 2018
    Millions for sustainable materials

    With a contribution from the NWO 'Materials for Sustainability' programme (Mat4Sus), four projects that include researchers from the UvA are about to begin. Mat4Sus encourages interdisciplinary material research to ...

  • 22 Jan 2018
    Ellen Backus, professor by special appointment of Non-Linear Spectroscopy of Surfaces and Interfaces

    Dr E.H.G. Backus (1978) has been named professor by special appointment of Non-Linear Spectroscopy of Surfaces and Interfaces at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)'s Faculty of Science. This chair was designated on ...

  • 18 Jan 2018
    New input for quantum simulations

    An international group of researchers, including UvA physicist Michael Walter, have devised new methods to create interesting input states for quantum computations and simulations. The new methods can be used to ...

  • 3 Jan 2018
    Erik Garnett, professor by special appointment of Nanoscale Photovoltaics

    Dr E.C. Garnett (1982) has been named professor by special appointment of Nanoscale Photovoltaics at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. The chair was established on behalf of the Foundation for ...

  • 8 Dec 2017
    Spontaneous Bose-Einstein condensation of excitons

    Excitons are pairs of electrons and holes inside a solid material that together behave like a single particle. It has long been suspected that when many such excitons exist in the same piece of matter, they can form ...

  • 2 Dec 2017
    Towards a continuous atom laser

    Ever since its invention, the laser has been an invaluable tool in physics. It is expected that an atom laser - with the light waves replaced by the quantum waves of atoms - could have similarly important ...

  • 1 Dec 2017
    Simulating high temperature superconductors

    Superconductivity, the effortless transport of electric charge, has many potential technological applications. Unfortunately, most materials that show superconductive behavior only do so at very low temperatures. An ...

  • 28 Nov 2017
    Ice skating on water, even when it is really cold

    The outermost layer of ice behaves like liquid water, even at a temperature of –30°C. AMOLF/UvA researchers Wilbert Smit and Huib Bakker have irrefutably demonstrated this using a modern surface-sensitive measuring ...

  • 20 Nov 2017
    Topological insulators: one glimpse is enough

    The Nobel Prize for physics in 2016 was awarded for the theory of topological matter. Topological insulators are new materials with special electronic properties and are of great fundamental and applications-oriented ...

  • 17 Nov 2017
    A cellular traffic jam

    To keep a cell alive, molecular motor proteins constantly transport building blocks and waste across the cell, along its biopolymer network. Because of the high density of these proteins, jamming effects are believed ...

  • 14 Nov 2017
    Black holes - captured in space and time

    The universe captures our imagination and black holes are a continuous source of fascination. Marcel Vonk, theoretical physicist at the Institute of Physics, wrote a richly illustrated popular science book (in Dutch) ...

  • 7 Nov 2017
    Lecturer in the Spotlight: Florian Schreck

    Experimental physicist Florian Schreck is lecturer in the quantum mechanics course in the second year of the Physics and Astronomy Bachelor’s programme. In the Master’s programme he teaches courses on Fermi quantum ...

  • 12 Oct 2017
    Is 'biological water' the same as plain tap water?

    Everyone knows that plants and animals consist mostly of water. Does this water behave the same as normal tap water? To find out, researchers from the University of Amsterdam and the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer ...

  • 10 Oct 2017
    Making light from 'useless' heat

    Heat is generally considered the most 'useless' form of energy. Light, on the other hand, is a very useful form: it can easily transport energy over large distances and without loss. An international team of ...

  • 25 Sep 2017
    IoP researchers clarify small-scale behavior of silicon nanocrystals

    Nanocrystals - materials at the nanometer scale - have many interesting electronic and optical properties. Recently, there has been some debate about the change in optical properties of silicon nanocrystals when ...

  • 25 Sep 2017
    Bigger is different: the unusual physics of mechanical metamaterials

    Mechanical metamaterials, which exhibit unusual properties such as shape morphing and programmability, have been found to display further surprising features. When the materials are a step in size larger, new rules ...

  • 18 Sep 2017
    Rudy Wijnands, professor of Observational High-Energy Astrophysics

    Dr R.A.D. Wijnands (1971) has been appointed professor of Observational High-Energy Astrophysics, in particular Relativistic Compact Objects, at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)'s Faculty of Science. This pertains ...

  • 5 Sep 2017
    Lecturer in the Spotlight: Annemieke Petrignani

    Annemieke Petrignani studies organic chemistry in space. She lectures on interstellar and circumstellar matter in the Physics & Astronomy Master's programme. She is also one of the initiators of How to Make an Alien: ...

  • 22 Aug 2017
    Nanoparticles give solar panels a green color

    Researchers from AMOLF, University of Amsterdam and Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands have developed a technology to create efficient bright green colored solar panels. The results are published in the ...

  • 28 Jul 2017
    Seventeen UvA and AMC-UvA researchers awarded Veni grants

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Veni grants worth up to €250,000 to 17 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers who recently obtained their doctorate. The grants give promising young ...

  • 23 Jun 2017
    Lecturer in the Spotlight: Joëlle Kessels

    Joëlle Kessels is Academic Skills Coordinator for the Bachelor’s programme in Physics and Astronomy. She also coordinates the Orientation course, which offers second- and third-year students the opportunity to ...

  • 23 Jun 2017
    Nobel Prize winner Steven Chu brings energy transition a step closer

    ‘As soon as an economically better solution has been found for the use of fossil fuels, the transition to a fossil free economy will be irreversible’. During the public lecture that he gave to the Faculty of Science, ...

  • 16 Jun 2017
    Six UvA students selected for Huawei summer internship in China

    Six students at the University of Amsterdam have been selected for a summer internship at Huawei headquarters in China. In the Huawei Seeds for the Future programme, they will have the unique opportunity to ...

  • 12 Jun 2017
    UvA researchers devise new strategy to search for ancient black holes

    An interdisciplinary team of physicists and astronomers at the University of Amsterdam’s GRAPPA Center of Excellence for Gravitation and Astroparticle Physics has devised a new strategy to search for 'primordial' ...

  • 7 Jun 2017
    UvA physicists involved in NWO programme for tandem solar cells

    NWO has made a €2 million grant available for a strategic programme in the field of solar cell technology, the Joint Solar Programme III (JSP3). The aim of the programme, in which the group of Tom Gregorkiewicz of ...

  • 7 Jun 2017
    Els Koffeman, professor of Instrumentation in Particle Physics

    Prof. E.N. Koffeman (1967) has been appointed professor of Instrumentation in Particle Physics at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science.

  • 6 Jun 2017
    Getting a grip on the compaction of wires

    An international team of physicists, involving Daniel Bonn and Mehdi Habibi of the UvA Institute of Physics, has shown how the complicated problem of close packing of wires can be better understood. Using a ...

  • 30 May 2017
    Vidi grant awarded to nine UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros to nine researchers from the University of Amsterdam and Academic Medical Center (AMC). The grant will enable ...

  • 24 May 2017
    Sera Markoff, professor of Theoretical High-Energy Astrophysics

    Dr S. Markoff (1971) has been appointed professor of Theoretical High-Energy Astrophysics, with a focus on relativistic compact objects and astroparticle physics, at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of ...

  • 22 May 2017
    UvA-physicists present promising results of dark matter detector XENON1T

    A group of international researchers has presented the first results of research that is conducted with XENON1T, the most sensitive dark matter detector in the world. Several UvA- and Nikhef-scientists are involved ...

  • 19 May 2017
    Paul de Jong appointed new director Institute of Physics

    Paul de Jong, professor of Experimental High Energy Physics beyond the Standard Model, has been appointed as director of the Institute of Physics (IoP) as of 18 May 2017 for a period of two years.

  • 16 May 2017
    Projectruimte grant NWO for Anne de Visser

    Dr Anne de Visser (Institute of Physics) has received an NWO "projectruimte" grant. His grant proposal, "Nematic superconductivity in topological materials", is aimed at a better understanding of unconventional forms ...

  • 8 May 2017
    Quantum Software Consortium receives 18.8 million euro in the Gravitation Programme

    The ministry for Education, Culture and Science has awarded a Gravitation grant for large-scale research on quantum software. This grant of 18.8 million euro unites researchers from QuSoft, CWI, Leiden University, ...

  • 10 Apr 2017
    Shin'ichiro Ando receives prestigious young scientist grant

    Physicist Shin'ichiro Ando was awarded the prestigious Japanese Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists. Ando, a member of the center of excellence for Gravitation and Astroparticle Physics Amsterdam, will use the grant ...

  • 3 Apr 2017
    The dynamic surface tension of water

    The surface tension of a liquid is a measure of the cohesive forces that hold the molecules together. It is responsible for a water drop assuming a spherical shape and for the effects of surfactants to produce ...

  • 28 Mar 2017
    ERC Advanced Grant awarded to three UvA professors

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded an Advanced Grant to theoretical physicist Jean-Sébastien Caux, clinical psychologist Merel Kindt, and mathematical psychologist Eric-Jan Wagenmakers.

  • 15 Mar 2017
    Krassimir Velikov, professor by special appointment of Physics of Soft Matter

    Dr K.P. Velikov (1970) has been named professor by special appointment of Physics of Soft Matter at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. This chair was established on behalf of the Van der ...

  • 14 Mar 2017
    A new approach to the quantum measurement problem

    Quantum mechanics is a probabilistic theory that does not describe individual events. Yet when we perform a single measurement, we find a well-defined outcome. This apparent contradiction, known as the measurement ...

  • 1 Mar 2017
    How did dark matter come to matter?

    PhD student Jaco de Swart, astroparticle physicist Gianfranco Bertone and historian of science Jeroen van Dongen study the history of 'how dark matter came to matter'. Their first results are published in an article ...

  • 21 Feb 2017
    Magnetic lattices bring atoms closer together

    Quantum simulations are useful for everyone. This is the message Arthur La Rooij wants to convey in his PhD thesis, which he will defend on Friday 24 February at the University of Amsterdam.

  • 7 Feb 2017
    Thirteen researchers to visit UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship

    Thirteen promising researchers have received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to conduct research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The projects focus, among other things, on the formation of ...

  • 6 Feb 2017
    Robustness of quantum mechanics under perturbations investigated

    To what extent does a small perturbation influence the dynamical properties of a system? One of the most important results in classical mechanics, the Kolmogorov-Arnold-Moser theorem, states that dynamical systems ...

  • 2 Jan 2017
    Anne Kox elected member of Academia Europaea

    Anne Kox, emeritus professor of the History of Physics at the Institute of Physics, has been elected as a member of the Academia Europaea, a European Academy of Humanities, Letters and Sciences.

  • 20 Dec 2016
    Physics students explain soft matter phenomena on video

    Ever wanted to know why spilled coffee leaves ring-like stains? Whether you can drown in quicksand? Why atomic bombs cause mushroom-shaped clouds? Then have a look at a new youtube channel completely produced by ...

  • 20 Dec 2016
    Prestigious Nozik fellowship for Rens Limpens

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has awarded the prestigious Nozik postdoctoral fellowship grant to Rens Limpens, a former UvA-PhD student from the Optoelectronic Materials group of Tom Gregorkiewicz.

  • 19 Dec 2016
    No trace of dark matter in gamma-ray background

    Researchers from the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) GRAPPA Center of Excellence have just published the most precise analysis of the fluctuations in the gamma-ray background to date. By making use of more than six ...

  • 16 Dec 2016
    Jan de Boer member of new NWO domain board Physical and Natural Sciences

    As per 1 February 2017, Prof. Jan de Boer of the Institute of Physics will be a member of the new NWO domain board for Physical and Natural Sciences. De Boer is currently a member of the Executive Board of the FOM ...

  • 13 Dec 2016
    Three UvA researchers receive prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant

    The European Research Council has awarded a prestigious Consolidator Grant to UvA researchers Ben Freivogel, Guy Geltner and Christa Testerink.

  • 6 Dec 2016
    Lecturer in the Spotlight: Jeroen van Dongen

    Physicist and science historian Jeroen van Dongen (IoP) conducts research into the history and philosophy of gravitation. Together with Rens Bod (ILLC) and Julia Kursell (Faculty of Humanities), he is co-director of ...

  • 5 Dec 2016
    Annemarie Berkhout wins Pieter Zeeman Prize for best Master's thesis

    Annemarie Berkhout has won the Pieter Zeeman Prize 2016. This biennial prize is awarded to the best Master's thesis in physics produced at the UvA. Berkhout did her thesis research at AMOLF in the group of Erik Garnett.

  • 27 Nov 2016
    UvA physicists succesful in 2016 call for FOM ‘Vrije Programma's’

    Two proposals in which UvA physicists are involved have been granted in the 2016 round for FOM ‘Vrije Programma's’. Among the seven funded proposals are the ‘Strange metals’ programme in which Dr Erik van Heumen and ...

  • 22 Nov 2016
    Strange behaviour of biomaterials under stress now better understood

    If you twist a piano or guitar string, it will become longer. Most materials behave in this way. Apply a torsion, and they will tend to elongate. Some special materials behave in the opposite way, though. They ...

  • 11 Nov 2016
    Paul Planken appointed as fellow of the Optical Society of America

    Paul Planken, professor in Nanophotonics at the Institute of Physics, has been appointed as a fellow by the Optical Society of America (OSA). Planken was appointed for his contributions in terahertz time-domain ...

  • 11 Nov 2016
    Wouter Verkerke, professor by special appointment of Data Analysis in the field of particle and astroparticle physics

    Dr W. Verkerke (1970) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Data Analysis in the field of particle physics and astroparticle physics at the Faculty of Science (FNWI) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

  • 10 Nov 2016
    New impulse for Dutch-Danish quantum research

    Dutch-Danish quantum research will get a new impulse. At the official opening of the Villum Centre of Excellence for the Mathematics of Quantum Theory in Copenhagen, QMATH, a Memorandum of Understanding has been ...

  • 8 Nov 2016
    New theory of gravity might explain dark matter

    A new theory of gravity might explain the curious motions of stars in galaxies. Emergent gravity, as the new theory is called, predicts the exact same deviation of motions that is usually explained by inserting dark ...

  • 3 Nov 2016
    Auke Pieter Colijn appointed as professor by special appointment in Experimental Astroparticle Physics in Utrecht

    As of 1 November 2016, UvA-researcher Auke Pieter Colijn has been appointed as a Professor by Special Appointment on the Nikhef chair in Experimental Astroparticle Physics in the Institute for Subatomic Physics at ...

  • 3 Nov 2016
    Art meets science in Amsterdam Science #4

    The fourth edition of the popular science magazine Amsterdam Science is out now. This issue explores the interfaces where science and art meet.

  • 27 Oct 2016
    Open access platform SciPost launches inaugural edition of first journal

    The inaugural edition of SciPost Physics, a free scientific journal for both authors and readers, will be officially released today. This two-way open access journal forms part of the unique open access scientific ...

  • 26 Oct 2016
    Observing interaction at the nanoscale

    Researchers from the University of Amsterdam, in collaboration with their Japanese partners, have determined directly the relation between the band gap energy of single cesium lead bromide nanocrystals and their size ...

  • 15 Sep 2016
    Amsterdam investing in innovation and entrepreneurship

    IXA valorisation centre (a collaboration between the University of Amsterdam, Academic Medical Center (AMC), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam and Amsterdam University of Applied ...

  • 13 Sep 2016
    ERC Starting Grants for seven UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Starting Grant to seven researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). This individual grant, which is about 1.5 million euros for each project, offers talented ...

  • 12 Sep 2016
    Metal to insulator transition understood

    Physicists have for the first time succeeded in directly visualising on small scales how a material abruptly changes its state from conducting to insulating at low temperatures. Researchers Erik van Heumen of the ...

  • 2 Sep 2016
    Lecturer in the Spotlight: Lex Kaper

    Astronomer Lex Kaper teaches Astrophysics in the second year of the Bachelor's in Physics and Astronomy and the Observation Project in the Master's programme, in which students spend ten nights working at the ...

  • 9 Aug 2016
    Atomic stresses in materials visualised

    Microscopic atomic-scale stresses are crucial in determining the hardness and mechanical properties of materials. While this effect is empirically known since the fabrication of weapons and agricultural tools in the ...

  • 1 Aug 2016
    Boxing with drops of tin

    A study into the acceleration and deformation of microscopically small tin drops by an intense laser pulse resulted in the first scientific publication from the Advanced Research Center for Nanolithography (ARNCL), ...

  • 25 Jul 2016
    Two junior research positions awarded within QuSoft

    QuSoft, the new Dutch research center for quantum software, has awarded two junior research positions. After an internal call, the proposals were evaluated by an expert jury who selected the best two proposals.

  • 15 Jul 2016
    Veni grants for 22 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant to 22 researchers from the University of Amsterdam and Academic Medical Center. The grants – amounting to 250,000 euros for each ...

  • 13 Jul 2016
    UvA researchers prove existence of gravitational vortex

    An international team of researchers, which includes 4 astronomers from the University of Amsterdam, has proven the existence of a gravitational vortex surrounding a black hole. This discovery explains a mystery that ...

  • 28 Jun 2016
    Superconductor’s strange behaviour results in new laboratory tool

    Researchers from the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM), the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Institute for Materials Science in Tsukuba (Japan) have discovered an exceptional new quantum state ...

  • 6 Jun 2016
    PhD students from the Institute of Physics crowned champions in the 100m butterfly and the pole dancing doubles

    Elinore de Jong and Chris de Weerd, PhD students at the Institute of Physics, have recently been renamed Dutch champions in the 100 meter butterfly and pole dancing doubles respectively, demonstrating that it is ...

  • 24 May 2016
    Frank Linde selected to join the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

    Physicist Prof. Frank Linde (UvA-IoP) has been selected to join the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), together with UvA Professors Anita Hardon and Claes de Vreese. KNAW Members, prominent ...

  • 13 May 2016
    Eleven NWO Vidi grants awarded to UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    Eleven scientists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Centre (AMC-UvA) will each receive an €800,000 Vidi grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), to develop ...

  • 10 May 2016
    Science Education at UvA-VU: Master's in Physics & Astronomy

    A single MSc programme for all physics and astronomy students in Amsterdam – it will soon become reality at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and VU Amsterdam. In September 2016, the UvA's Master's degrees in Physics ...

  • 3 May 2016
    Physics Alumni Day

    On 23 April, the first Physics Alumni Day took place with tours and lectures by Florian Schreck and Mark Golden. Alumnus Jo van den Brand (Nikhef and VU) gave an overview of results in gravitational waves.

  • 26 Apr 2016
    Bert Vercnocke wins FameLab Netherlands

    Science is everything but boring. The living proof lies in Bert Vercnocke’s enthusiastic pitch on string theory last Friday, 22 April. With this pitch, he outshone his fellow finalists during the Dutch final of ...

  • 25 Apr 2016
    Successfull Master of physics and astronomy symposium

    On Friday April 15 the yearly Amsterdam Master of Physics and Astronomy Symposium took place, this time at the Vrije Universiteit. Students from the masters Physics as well as the master Astronomy&Astrophysics from ...

  • 12 Apr 2016
    Vote for Jurn or Bert as best ‘storytellers of science ’

    UvA-researchers Jurn Heinen and Bert Verknocke are taking part in the national finals of FameLab. In this competition young scientists take up the challenge to be crowned the best ambassador of science. Part of the ...

  • 17 Mar 2016
    A 'power house' at the centre of the Milky Way accelerates petaelectronvolt protons

    An international team of scientists, including David Berge, Jacco Vink, David Salek, Rachel Simoni and Mark Bryan of the University of Amsterdam, has discovered a source accelerating Galactic cosmic rays to energies ...

  • 14 Mar 2016
    Jurn Heinen and Bert Vercnocke win FameLab Amsterdam

    A professional jury of scientists and science communication professionals chose Jurn Heinen (PhD candidate at UvA-HIMS) and Bert Vercnocke (postdoc at UvA-IOP) as the winners of the first Amsterdam heat of FameLab. ...

  • 7 Mar 2016
    Daniel Baumann, professor of Theoretical Cosmology

    Daniel Baumann has been appointed professor of Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. The chair is meant to strengthen the UvA’s Institute of Physics and will be closely ...

  • 17 Feb 2016
    Material deformation at atomic scale resembles avalanches

    The rearrangement of particles in materials during deformation, such as when a spoon is bent, doesn’t occur independently, but rather resembles highly collective avalanches that span the entire material. This is the ...

  • 16 Feb 2016
    Vici grant for Sera Markoff

    Dr Sera Markoff, Associate Professor at the UvA Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy, and a member of the GRAPPA Center of Excellence, was awarded a prestigious Vici grant. Markoff receives the grant for her ...

  • 15 Feb 2016
    Marie Curie Fellowship awarded to nine UvA researchers

    The European Commission has awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship to 9 researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The fellowship forms part of the Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme.

  • 9 Feb 2016
    Science Education at UvA-VU: Bachelor’s in Physics and Astronomy

    This month the Bachelor's in Physics and Astronomy: an interview with Marcel Vreeswijk, programme director of the joint Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Astronomy at the UvA and VU. 'By working together with our ...

  • 3 Feb 2016
    Millisecond pulsars are likely to account for dark matter signal in galactic centre

    The puzzling excess of gamma rays from the centre of the Milky Way probably originates from rapidly rotating neutron stars, or millisecond pulsars, and not from dark matter annihilation, as previously claimed. This ...

  • 22 Jan 2016
    FOM Physics Poster Prize for Diego Cohen-Maldonado

    Diego Cohen-Maldonado, PhD student in theoretical physics at the Insitute of Physics, was assigned the FOM Physics Poster Prize 2016. The prize, 750 euro, was awarded at the tenth edition of Physics@FOM in Veldhoven, ...

  • 12 Jan 2016
    Grant for History of Knowledge research project

    Professors Rens Bod (Institute for Logic, Language and Computation) and Jeroen van Dongen (Institute of Physics) received a grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for their project 'The ...

  • 18 Dec 2015
    FOM 'Projectruimte' grants for UvA physicists

    The Foundation FOM has awarded 'Projectruimte' grants to three researchers Dr Katerina Dohnalová, Prof. Eric Laenen and Dr Marcel Vreeswijk of the UvA's Institute of Physics.

  • 3 Dec 2015
    QuSoft: new research center for quantum software

    QuSoft, the first research center dedicated to quantum software, will officially be launched later today. A joint initiative between Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Vrije ...

  • 23 Nov 2015
    Physicists immortalise Einstein's Gravity equation as graffiti

    On Tuesday 24 November, professor Robbert Dijkgraaf (IAS, Princeton) will unveil a painted version of Einstein’s Field Equation on Museum Boerhaave’s outside wall. This launches a series of at least ten physics ...

  • 20 Nov 2015
    ERC Starting grants for Wouter Waalewijn and Philippe Corboz

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a prestigious Starting Grant to Wouter Waalewijn and Philippe Corboz of the UvA's Institute of Physics.

  • 19 Nov 2015
    Royal decoration for Wim Sinke

    Prof. W.C. (Wim) Sinke has received a royal decoration for his exceptional contribution to society as a director of research and development in the field of sustainable energy.

  • 17 Nov 2015
    ERC Starting Grants awarded to six UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Starting Grant to six researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

  • 17 Nov 2015
    Highly sensitive experiment to detect dark matter

    An international collaboration of scientists, with UvA professor Patrick Decowski and his team, inaugurated the new XENON1T experiment in the underground Gran Sasso laboratory in Italy. It is designed to search with ...

  • 13 Nov 2015
    Nano particles unexpectedly enable light to move more quickly

    Researchers at AMOLF have discovered a surprising effect during experiments in which circulating light is ‘locked’ in a cavity. They found that the presence of nano particles near the cavity can increase the speed of ...

  • 12 Nov 2015
    New method helps to reconstruct events at crime scenes

    It may be possible to reconstruct events at a crime scene by analysing bloodstain patterns. A new method makes it possible to determine the height of the source of blood droplets more accurately.

  • 10 Nov 2015
    UvA physicist Patrick Decowski among awardees of 2016 Breakthrough Prizes

    The 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics was awarded to five experiments investigating neutrino oscillation and will be shared equally among all five. UvA professor Patrick Decowski is among the awardees, ...

  • 2 Nov 2015
    Snellius Medal awarded to Dutch ATLAS Group

    The Society for the Advancement of Science, Medicine and Surgery of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has awarded the 2015 Snellius Medal to the Dutch ATLAS Group. The ATLAS researchers will receive the medal, which ...

  • 20 Oct 2015
    Science Research at UvA-VU: Nikhef

    What happened after the Big Bang? Where did all the antimatter go? What is dark matter made of? These are some of the fundamental questions of subatomic physics. Gerhard Raven, Professor of Experimental High Energy ...

  • 10 Oct 2015
    Nominations for clever minds

    Three female scientists from the Faculty of Science (FNWI) have been nominated as 'clever minds' for a Viva400 award. The VIVA400, named after the eponymous journal, is an annual vote for successful and ...

  • 6 Oct 2015
    Amsterdam Science Talent Scholarship for 14 Faculty of Science students

    On Thursday 1 October, fourteen Faculty of Science students received the Amsterdam Science Talent Scholarship from Rector Magnificus Dymph van den Boom. The Amsterdam Science Talent Scholarship was founded by the ...

  • 29 Sep 2015
    NICAS: New research centre for Conservation, Art and Science

    On Friday 25 September the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture & Science Jet Bussemaker officially launched NICAS, the Netherlands Institute for Conservation, Art and Science. The University of Amsterdam is one of ...

  • 7 Sep 2015
    Science Research at UvA-VU: Amsterdam Soft-Bio Initiative

    'We’re great and we should take some credit for that,' says Daniel Bonn, Director of the Institute of Physics of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and as Professor of Complex Fluids, one of the founders of the ...

  • 25 Aug 2015
    New XENON100 search method excludes dark matter detection claim

    A new analysis of the international experimental high-energy physics collaboration XENON100, to which UvA physicists contribute, refutes a long-standing claim of dark matter detection. The results were published in ...

  • 17 Jul 2015
    Veni grants awarded to 23 UvA and AMC researchers

    Twenty-three recent doctorate recipients have been awarded a Veni grant from the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the UvA’s Academic Medical ...

  • 17 Jul 2015
    Veni grant for 10 Faculty of Science researchers

    Twenty-three recent doctorate recipients have been awarded a Veni grant from the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the UvA’s Academic Medical ...

  • 7 Jul 2015
    Rubicon grant awarded to two young UvA researchers

    Economist Eszter Czibor and theoretical physicist Benjamin Mosk of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have both been awarded a Rubicon grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Science Research (NWO). The grant will ...

  • 7 Jul 2015
    Rubicon grant for Benjamin Mosk

    A Rubicon grant was awarded to UvA PhD-candidate Benjamin Mosk for his research proposal ‘Gravity by Entanglement’, by the Netherlands Organisation of Scientific Research NWO. The grant provides funding for two years ...

  • 19 Jun 2015
    Science Research at UvA-VU: ARCNL

    Dr Stefan Witte is researcher at the Advanced Research Center for Nanolithography (ARCNL), where physicists from the University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam cooperate closely in the field of ...

  • 9 Jun 2015
    PhD in the Spotlight: Rosemarie Aben

    Rosemarie Aben (1985) will be awarded her doctorate at the University of Amsterdam on 17 June. Her doctoral research was carried out at the Institute of Physics (IoP) and the Dutch National Institute for Subatomic ...

  • 1 Jun 2015
    Nick Laan and Karla de Bruin receive AmSIA 2015 Runner Up prize

    During the award ceremony of the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award on Wednesday, 27 May 2015, Nick Laan and Karla de Bruin (Institute of Physics and Netherlands Forensic Institute) received the Runner Up prize of ...

  • 1 Jun 2015
    Start up grant for Katerina Dohnalová

    The Netherlands Special Envoy for startups Neelie Kroes awarded Katerina Dohnalová, tenure track assistant professor at the UvA’s Institute of Physics with a startup grant of €100,000. Neelie Kroes awarded in total ...

  • 30 May 2015
    Combined Higgs measurements ATLAS and CMS jointly published in Physical Review Letters

    The renowned journal Physical Review Letters recently published the first combined article by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva, describing the measurements of the mass of the ...

  • 26 May 2015
    New FOM programme investigates the physical behaviour of everyday products

    On 1 June, the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM), NWO Earth and Life Sciences (ALW) and Unilever will start a strategic joint research programme into understanding hybrid soft materials. UvA ...

  • 18 May 2015
    Vidi grant for twenty UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant to twenty researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA). Each researcher will receive ...

  • 7 May 2015
    Researchers identify way electrons form crystals within crystals

    Researchers from the UvA's Institute of Physics (IoP), together with international collaborators, have identified the way in which electrons form crystals within crystals. Their findings, described in two recent ...

  • 4 May 2015
    Physicists develop efficient calculation method for particle collisions

    Theoretical physicists Eric Laenen, Kasper Larsen and Robbert Rietkerk of the University of Amsterdam, FOM Institute Nikhef and the ETH Zurich have developed a method to efficiently compute relevant information about ...

  • 29 Apr 2015
    STW grant for UvA physicists Gregorkiewicz and Sinke

    UvA professors Tom Gregorkiewicz (Institute of Physics, IoP) and Wim Sinke (IoP and Energy Research Centre for the Netherlands, ECN) have received a grant in the Open Technology programme of the Dutch Technology ...

  • 29 Apr 2015
    UvA programmes rise in latest QS World University Rankings

    In the latest edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, Communication & Media Studies are ranked 8th globally. Last year these subject areas, which are bundled by QS, were ranked in 10th place. Several ...

  • 13 Apr 2015
    Patrick Decowski, professor of Experimental Astroparticle Physics

    Dr M.P. Decowski has been appointed professor of Experimental Astroparticle Physics at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Science.

  • 26 Mar 2015
    Science faculties UvA-VU launch popular science magazine

    The first issue of the popular science magazine ‘Amsterdam Science’ was officially released earlier today during the Dies Natalis celebrations of the UvA’s Faculty of Science. A joint initiative of the University of ...

  • 17 Feb 2015
    Three Faculty of Science researcher amongst Vici recipients

    Biologist Frank Takken (Swammerdam Institute of Life Sciences) and physicists Florian Schreck (Institute of Physics, IoP) Femius Koenderink (IoP and FOM-institute AMOLF), all affiliated with the Faculty of Science ...

  • 13 Feb 2015
    Getting 2 for 1: 'bonus' electrons in germanium nanocrystals can lead to better solar cells

    Researchers of the UvA's Institute of Physics, Foundation FOM, the Delft University of Technology and the University of the Algarve have discovered that when light hits germanium nanocrystals, the crystals produce ...

  • 13 Feb 2015
    Vici grant awarded to five UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a prestigious Vici grant worth 1.5 million euros to five researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

  • 10 Feb 2015
    Joost Frenken appointed professor of Nanoscale Surface Physics at VU and the UvA

    Prof. Joost Frenken (director of the ARCNL) has been appointed professor of Nanoscale Surface Physics at both VU University Amsterdam (VU) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

  • 9 Feb 2015
    First proof of dark matter in innermost region of Milky Way

    An international team of researchers, which includes UvA physicist Gianfranco Bertone, has obtained the first observational proof of the presence of dark matter in the innermost part of the Milky Way, where our own ...

  • 9 Feb 2015
    Science Research at UvA-VU: SOLARDAM

    The year started auspiciously for SOLARDAM: two years after its founding, the consortium received seed capital for eight postdocs. The initiators are anxious for them to start as soon as they can. 'We're all ...

  • 6 Feb 2015
    PhD-candidate University of Amsterdam ‘gives face to science’

    Physicist Hugo Doeleman, PhD-candidate at the University of Amsterdam’s Institute of Physics (IoP) and FOM-institute AMOLF is one of the new young researchers featured on the website Faces of Science. In his first ...

  • 3 Feb 2015
    Horizon 2020 Grants for Faculty of Science researchers

    Horizon 2020, the EU programme for research and innovation, has granted three Faculty of Science projects a total of more than EUR 1.5 million. These projects are concerned with large-scale database applications ...

  • 29 Jan 2015
    Molecules shed light on the secrets of friction

    Researchers at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) have developed a new microscopy method that enables the visualization of nanoscale contacts between two ...

  • 25 Jan 2015
    Jan de Boer new member of FOM's Executive Board

    As per 1 January 2015 IoP professor Jan de Boer has taken up a seat as member of the Executive Board of the FOM Foundation. He was already member of the Board of Directors as of 1 May 2014. He succeeds professor ...

  • 22 Jan 2015
    Peter Schall, professor of Soft Condensed Matter Physics

    Dr P. Schall (1971) has been appointed professor of Soft Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Science.

  • 20 Jan 2015
    Professor Frank Linde leads consortium on astroparticle physics

    The General Assembly of the Astroparticle Physics European Consortium (APPEC) appointed Professor Frank Linde (Nikhef/UvA-IoP) as its new chair on 9 January. APPEC is a consortium of 14 European research ...

  • 13 Jan 2015
    SOLARDAM consortium receives AAA funding

    The SOLARDAM consortium, which includes FNWI institutes IoP, HIMS and SILS, has received initial funding from the Amsterdam Academic Alliance (AAA). With this funding for SOLARDAM, VU and UvA have the unique ...

  • 12 Jan 2015
    New app lets you swipe through dark matter

    What is dark matter actually? Chances are that the answer to this question – and a lot more information – can be found in the new app ‘Dark Matter - Behind the Scenes of the Universe’. Developed by UvA researcher ...

  • 3 Jan 2015
    MISTI Global Seed Fund for physicist Waalewijn and colleagues

    UvA physicist Dr Wouter Waalewijn, together with his colleagues Prof. Iain Stewart (MIT) and Dr Frank Tackmann (DESY), received a grant from the MISTI Global Seed Fund. The grant is aimed at promoting and supporting ...

  • 11 Dec 2014
    ERC Starting Grants for nine UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Starting Grant to nine researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Amsterdam Medical Center (AMC-UvA).

  • 8 Dec 2014
    Spotlight on PhD: Janaina Gianfelice de Castro

    On 11 December, Janaina Gianfelice de Castro (1982) will be awarded her doctorate at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). During her research at the Institute of Physics (IoP), she explored the breakage behaviour of ...

  • 4 Dec 2014
    IvI and IoP obtain FOM/Shell Computational Science grant

    The Computational Science Lab within the UvA's Informatics Institute (Prof. Alfons Hoekstra and Dr Eric Lorenz) and the Soft Matter group of the Institute of Physics (Prof. Daniel Bonn and Dr Rudolf Sprik) obtained a ...

  • 3 Dec 2014
    ERC Starting Grants awarded to Faculty of Science researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Starting Grants to the following researchers at the Faculty of Science: Dr Miranda Cheng (IoP and KdVI), Dr Anna Watts (API) and Dr Shimon Whiteson (IvI). With a value ...

  • 25 Nov 2014
    Pieter Zeeman Prize for physics alumnus Berend Zwartsenberg

    The biennial Pieter Zeeman Prize for the best Master thesis in physics has been awarded to Berend Zwartsenberg for his thesis entitled 'Taking control of the surface electronic structure of 3D topological insulators'.

  • 24 Nov 2014
    UvA physicists successful in 2014 call for FOM 'Vrije Programma's'

    The proposal for the FOM 'Vrije Programma' grant called 'Higgs as a probe and portal' by UvA professor Eric Laenen, has been granted in the 2014 round. Five other proposals have been selected for funding, including ...

  • 18 Nov 2014
    FOM 'Projectruimte' grant for UvA physicist Ben Freivogel

    The Foundation FOM has awarded a 'Projectruimte' grant to Dr Ben Freivogel for his proposal 'Quantifying violations of causality in quantum gravity'.

  • 27 Oct 2014
    Opening Advanced Research Center for Nanolithography

    On Tuesday, 11 November 2014, the Advanced Research Center for Nanolithography (ARCNL) in Amsterdam will be officially opened by Sander Dekker, State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science, and Martin van den ...

  • 7 Oct 2014
    Bert Vercnocke receives ASL Prize for Science and Technology

    Theoretical physicist Bert Vercnocke (UvA Institute of Physics) received the prize for his PhD thesis Hidden structures of black holes. Vercnocke worked on his thesis at the KU Leuven. The prize is granted once ...

  • 7 Oct 2014
    Wieteke de Boer receives STW Simon Stevin Gezel Prize 2014

    On 2 October 2014 Wieteke de Boer was elected Simon Stevin Gezel 2014 by the visitors of the STW annual congress for her PhD research that she did at the UvA’s Institute of Physics.

  • 25 Sep 2014
    Physicist Nick de Jong receives Best Speaker award at E-MRS 2014

    At the recent Fall Meeting of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) in Warsaw, PhD student Nick de Jong (UvA Institute of Physics) won the Graduate Student Award for the Best Oral Presentation in the ...

  • 18 Sep 2014
    Paul Planken, professor of Nanophotonics

    Professor P.C.M. Planken (1964) has been appointed professor of Nanophotonics at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Science.

  • 1 Sep 2014
    First Horizon2020 granted to UvA for Quantum Simulation project

    Robert Spreeuw of the UvA’s Institute of Physics (IoP) is partner in the first Horizon2020 granted to UvA for the research project Rydberg Quantum Simulators (RYSQ).

  • 22 Aug 2014
    PhD in the Spotlight: Priscilla Pani

    On 10 September, Priscilla Pani (b. 1986) will be awarded her doctorate at the UvA. As part of her doctoral research at the Institute of Physics (IoP) and the Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics (Nikhef), ...

  • 14 Aug 2014
    Stan Bentvelsen new director of Nikhef

    Professor Stan Bentvelsen (University of Amsterdam / Nikhef) has been appointed director of the National Institute for Subatomic Physics Nikhef with effect from 1 December 2014. He succeeds professor Frank Linde, ...

  • 13 Aug 2014
    Towards more efficient solar cells

    A layer of silicon nanocrystals and erbium ions may help solar cells to extract more energy from the ultraviolet (UV, high-energy) part of the solar spectrum. Experimental physicists from the University of Amsterdam, ...

  • 11 Aug 2014
    Lowlands University presents: Ewald Engelen, Frank Linde and Wouter Vansteelant

    Coolpolitics and Lowlands will give a stage to science at Lowlands 2014. At Lowlands University, UvA researchers Ewald Engelen, Frank Linde and Wouter Vansteeland will give lectures on global inequality, the Higgs ...

  • 29 Jul 2014
    Veni grant for Benjamin Pasquiou and Fabio Zandanel

    Two postdoctoral researchers from the Institute of Physics have received a prestigious Veni grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) in the 2014 call: Benjamin Pasquiou (experimental ...

  • 16 Jul 2014
    Rector magnificus inaugurates new physics labs of Florian Schreck

    On 15 July, UvA rector magnificus prof. Dymph van den Boom inaugurated the new lab facilities of prof. Florian Schreck at the Institute of Physics.