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.