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  • 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 ...