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  • 14 Jun 2013
    Light measures the minute motion of nanoscale vocal cords

    Researchers at FOM Institute AMOLF, including UvA professor Albert Polman, and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have developed a new way to measure tiny displacements with light.

  • 11 Jun 2013
    Martí Perarnau Llobet second in 2013 UvA Thesis Prize

    During the University Day on June 1st, Martí Perarnau Llobet (Physics cum laude, University of Amsterdam) was awarded the second prize in the 2013 UvA Thesis Prize contest.

  • 28 May 2013
    PhD council IoP organizes successful symposium for young scientists

    On Thursday May 23rd, the PhD/postdoc council of the Institute of Physics organized its first IoP junior scientist symposium for all PhD students and postdocs in the institute. With over 40 participants, the ...

  • 28 May 2013
    High-tech research to Science Park Amsterdam

    The high-tech company ASML, the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM), the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and VU University Amsterdam (VU) ...

  • 27 May 2013
    Hydrodynamic theory predicts its own breakdown

    A team of physicists, including NWO Veni laureate dr. Michal P. Heller from the Institute of Physics (IoP) at the University of Amsterdam, has discovered that repeated refinements in the description of strongly ...

  • 27 May 2013
    Erik Verlinde new member of the KHMW

    Prof. Erik Verlinde of the Institute of Physics at the University of Amsterdam has been elected as a new member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities ('Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der ...

  • 21 May 2013
    Phd in the Spotlight: Alma Itzel Olivos Suárez

    On 4 June Alma Itzel Olivos Suárez (1983) will be awarded her doctorate degree at the UvA. As part of her research at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), she made a detailed survey of the ...

  • 26 Apr 2013
    FOM projectruimte grant for two Institute of Physics projects

    The Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) has awarded a 'Projectruimte' grant to the UvA scientist Dr Robert Spreeuw and Dr. Stan Bentvelsen (Institute of Physics).

  • 22 Apr 2013
    Physicists explain how honey drips from a spoon

    An international team of scientists, including prof. dr. Daniel Bonn from the Institute of Physics of the University of Amsterdam, published a new theory and experimental results that explain why the lengthy strands ...

  • 3 Apr 2013
    Spotlight on doctoral research: Milena and Jelena Smolic

    On 17 April, the sisters Milena (1982) and Jelena (1981) Smolic defended their doctoral theses at the Institute of Physics (IoP). As part of their research, they developed new formulas that can prospectively be used ...

  • 19 Mar 2013
    STW grant for 'CSI Amsterdam'

    Researchers of the Institute of Physics at the UvA received an STW grant for a project to use blood stain patterns to allow for a better reconstruction of a crime. The project will be carried out together with ...

  • 15 Mar 2013
    Why does your paper waste-bin fill up so rapidly?

    Physicists have revealed striking similarities between the random crumpling of a piece of paper and repeated folding, explaining why your waste-bin fills up unexpectedly quick when throwing away your paper in either ...

  • 15 Mar 2013
    Physicists describe genome ejection by bacteriophage viruses

    Researchers from the Institute of Physics – UvA, Utrecht University and the University of Texas at Austin have recently reviewed the mechanism of phage genome ejection into bacterial cells in the prestigious journal ...

  • 16 Feb 2013
    ‘Physica’ prize 2013 for physicists Stan Bentvelsen and Frank Linde

    Prof.dr. Stan Bentvelsen and prof.dr. Frank Linde receive the prestigious ‘Physica’ prize 2013 for their contributions to the discovery of the Higss particle with the ATLAS experiment at CERN.

  • 22 Jan 2013
    New ‘PhD in the Spotlight’ section

    A new section entitled ‘PhD in the Spotlight’ has been launched on the Faculty of Science (FNWI) website this month. It features an FNWI scientist who explains the research for which he or she will obtain a PhD that ...

  • 15 Jan 2013
    PhD in the Spotlight: Wieteke de Boer

    On 30 January, Wieteke de Boer (1983) will defend her doctoral thesis at the UvA, presenting the finding that silicon nanocrystals are capable of emitting visible light. De Boer did her research at the Institute of ...

  • 13 Jan 2013
    Anne Kox elected corresponding member of AIHS

    Anne Kox, professor of the History of Physics at the Institute of Physics of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), has been elected corresponding member of the Académie internationale d’Histoire des Sciences ...

  • 9 Jan 2013
    Efficient light emission from silicon quantum dots with carbon coating

    Quantum dots made of silicon appear the ideal material for use in future flexible opto-electronic or photovoltaic applications. Silicon is non-toxic, biocompatible and highly abundant. Also in the form of quantum ...

  • 17 Dec 2012
    Stacking nanospheres in space

    An entirely new form of adhesion energy enabled researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) to stack nanospheres – tiny spheroids with a diameter of 1/10,000th millimetre – in a controlled experiment conducted ...

  • 28 Nov 2012
    Physicists reveal order in traffic jam chaos

    Physicists from the Institute of Physics at the University of Amsterdam made a link between the sudden appearance of traffic jams and the jamming of marbles in a jar.