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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 ...