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  • 10 Jul 2014
    NWO Astroparticle Physics grants for Berge and Markoff

    NWO Physical Sciences (EW) has awarded 1.5 million euros to various projects at the interface of astronomy and physics, where scientists will investigate high-energy objects, such as neutron stars and black holes. ...

  • 4 Jul 2014
    Theo Nieuwenhuizen announced Distinguished Visiting Professor at IIP

    Dr. Theo Nieuwenhuizen, associate professor at the UvA's Institute of Physics, has received a Distinguished Visiting Full Professorship from the International Institute of Physics (IIP) at Natal, Brazil. The ...

  • 3 Jul 2014
    Multi-million euro grant for large-scale research facilities

    Three teams of scientists, including several from the University of Amsterdam (UvA), have been awarded a total of €39.2 million to establish or improve large-scale research facilities. The investment, which is part ...

  • 2 Jul 2014
    NWO funds Nikhef contribution to upgrade LHC experiments

    State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science, Sander Dekker, and NWO Chair Jos Engelen, announced today that Nikhef has been awarded a grant of 15.2 million euros. This investment is part of the National ...

  • 26 Jun 2014
    Successful public symposium 'History and Future of Dark Matter'

    The public symposium on the History and Future of Dark Matter, held on Sunday June 22nd in the beautiful Koepelkerk, was a wonderful prelude to the Astroparticle Physics conference (23-28 June in Amsterdam). The ...

  • 24 Jun 2014
    Successful workshop on 'Crystallization in Porous media'

    The fourth international workshop on Crystallization in Porous media, CRYSPOM IV, was this year held in Amsterdam, organised and sponsored by the UvA’s Institute of Physics together with the Rijksmuseum. The goal of ...

  • 23 Jun 2014
    Two FOM 'Projectruimte' grants for UvA physicists

    The Foundation FOM has awarded the two proposals in the 'Projectruimte' call of Dr. Diego Hofman and Prof. Jean-Sébastien Caux. With two out of in total five grants in this national call, the Institute of Physics of ...

  • 26 May 2014
    Wim Beenakker, professor by special appointment of Experimental High-Energy Physics

    Dr W.J.P. Beenakker (1962) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Experimental High-Energy Physics at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Science (FNWI). The chair was established on ...

  • 23 May 2014
    Rianne van den Berg (IoP) wins 2014 QM&QI Young Speaker's Prize

    During an interdisciplinary workshop organised by the UvA research priority area Quantum Matter & Quantum Information, on 23 May at CWI, Rianne van den Berg of the Institute of Physics has won the 2014 QM&QI Young ...

  • 19 May 2014
    Triple NWO Vidi success for IoP theoretical physicists

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant to an impressive total of three theoretical physicists at the Institute of Physics: Dr Alejandra Castro, Dr Christoph Weniger, and ...

  • 13 May 2014
    NWO ECHO grant for Fred Brouwer (HIMS) and Daniel Bonn

    Together with Fred Brouwer (HIMS), Daniel Bonn is awarded an NWO ECHO grant within the focus area "Chemistry in relation to Physics/Materials".

  • 12 May 2014
    UvA and VU launching joint Bachelor's programme in Physics and Astronomy

    As from September 2014, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and VU University Amsterdam (VU) will be offering a joint Bachelor's programme in Physics and Astronomy. The two universities' existing programmes have ...

  • 7 May 2014
    Albert Polman wins MRS 'Innovation in Materials Characterization Award'

    UvA physicist and AMOLF group leader Albert Polman received the 2014 Innovation in Materials Characterization Award during the annual meeting of the Materials Research Society (MRS), held in San Fransisco from 21-24 ...

  • 29 Apr 2014
    Ancient Egyptians transported pyramid stones over wet sand

    Physicists from the University of Amsterdam have discovered that the ancient Egyptians used a clever trick to make it easier to transport heavy pyramid stones by sledge, allowing them to halve the number of workers ...

  • 25 Apr 2014
    Royal Decoration for Prof. Anne Kox

    On Friday the 25th April, Anne Kox, professor of the History of Physics at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Amsterdam, was honoured with a Royal Decoration.

  • 29 Jan 2014
    Albert Polman awarded 2014 Physica Prize

    UvA physicist Albert Polman has been awarded the 2014 Physica Prize. Polman, a current group leader and previous director of the Foundation for Fundamental Research’s (FOM) AMOLF institute, receives the Physica Prize ...

  • 28 Jan 2014
    NWO Vici grant for UvA phycisist Peter Schall

    Dr Peter Schall, associate professor at the Institute of Physics of the University of Amsterdam, has been awarded a prestigious Vici grant of 1.5 MEuro from NWO for his research project 'Nanoarchitectures: Smart ...

  • 17 Dec 2013
    UvA physicist makes one of 10 most important physics breakthroughs of 2013

    UvA physicist Florian Schreck has made one of the most significant physics discoveries of the year. This is according to 'Physics World', the journal of the British Institute of Physics (IOP), which has added ...

  • 12 Dec 2013
    ERC Consolidator Grants awarded to six UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded prestigious Consolidator Grants to six researchers at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Amsterdam Medical Center (AMC-UvA). The recipients are astronomer Joeri van ...

  • 2 Dec 2013
    Three ERC Consolidator grants awarded to Faculty of Science researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) awarded a Consolidator Grant to Prof. Florian Schreck, Prof. Ronald de Wolf and Dr Joeri van Leeuwen of the UvA Faculty of Science.