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  • 15 Mar 2017
    Krassimir Velikov, professor by special appointment of Physics of Soft Matter

    Dr K.P. Velikov (1970) has been named professor by special appointment of Physics of Soft Matter at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. This chair was established on behalf of the Van der ...

  • 14 Mar 2017
    A new approach to the quantum measurement problem

    Quantum mechanics is a probabilistic theory that does not describe individual events. Yet when we perform a single measurement, we find a well-defined outcome. This apparent contradiction, known as the measurement ...

  • 1 Mar 2017
    How did dark matter come to matter?

    PhD student Jaco de Swart, astroparticle physicist Gianfranco Bertone and historian of science Jeroen van Dongen study the history of 'how dark matter came to matter'. Their first results are published in an article ...

  • 21 Feb 2017
    Magnetic lattices bring atoms closer together

    Quantum simulations are useful for everyone. This is the message Arthur La Rooij wants to convey in his PhD thesis, which he will defend on Friday 24 February at the University of Amsterdam.

  • 7 Feb 2017
    Thirteen researchers to visit UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship

    Thirteen promising researchers have received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to conduct research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The projects focus, among other things, on the formation of ...

  • 6 Feb 2017
    Robustness of quantum mechanics under perturbations investigated

    To what extent does a small perturbation influence the dynamical properties of a system? One of the most important results in classical mechanics, the Kolmogorov-Arnold-Moser theorem, states that dynamical systems ...

  • 2 Jan 2017
    Anne Kox elected member of Academia Europaea

    Anne Kox, emeritus professor of the History of Physics at the Institute of Physics, has been elected as a member of the Academia Europaea, a European Academy of Humanities, Letters and Sciences.

  • 20 Dec 2016
    Physics students explain soft matter phenomena on video

    Ever wanted to know why spilled coffee leaves ring-like stains? Whether you can drown in quicksand? Why atomic bombs cause mushroom-shaped clouds? Then have a look at a new youtube channel completely produced by ...

  • 20 Dec 2016
    Prestigious Nozik fellowship for Rens Limpens

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has awarded the prestigious Nozik postdoctoral fellowship grant to Rens Limpens, a former UvA-PhD student from the Optoelectronic Materials group of Tom Gregorkiewicz.

  • 19 Dec 2016
    No trace of dark matter in gamma-ray background

    Researchers from the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) GRAPPA Center of Excellence have just published the most precise analysis of the fluctuations in the gamma-ray background to date. By making use of more than six ...

  • 16 Dec 2016
    Jan de Boer member of new NWO domain board Physical and Natural Sciences

    As per 1 February 2017, Prof. Jan de Boer of the Institute of Physics will be a member of the new NWO domain board for Physical and Natural Sciences. De Boer is currently a member of the Executive Board of the FOM ...

  • 13 Dec 2016
    Three UvA researchers receive prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant

    The European Research Council has awarded a prestigious Consolidator Grant to UvA researchers Ben Freivogel, Guy Geltner and Christa Testerink.

  • 6 Dec 2016
    Lecturer in the Spotlight: Jeroen van Dongen

    Physicist and science historian Jeroen van Dongen (IoP) conducts research into the history and philosophy of gravitation. Together with Rens Bod (ILLC) and Julia Kursell (Faculty of Humanities), he is co-director of ...

  • 5 Dec 2016
    Annemarie Berkhout wins Pieter Zeeman Prize for best Master's thesis

    Annemarie Berkhout has won the Pieter Zeeman Prize 2016. This biennial prize is awarded to the best Master's thesis in physics produced at the UvA. Berkhout did her thesis research at AMOLF in the group of Erik Garnett.

  • 27 Nov 2016
    UvA physicists succesful in 2016 call for FOM ‘Vrije Programma's’

    Two proposals in which UvA physicists are involved have been granted in the 2016 round for FOM ‘Vrije Programma's’. Among the seven funded proposals are the ‘Strange metals’ programme in which Dr Erik van Heumen and ...

  • 22 Nov 2016
    Strange behaviour of biomaterials under stress now better understood

    If you twist a piano or guitar string, it will become longer. Most materials behave in this way. Apply a torsion, and they will tend to elongate. Some special materials behave in the opposite way, though. They ...

  • 11 Nov 2016
    Paul Planken appointed as fellow of the Optical Society of America

    Paul Planken, professor in Nanophotonics at the Institute of Physics, has been appointed as a fellow by the Optical Society of America (OSA). Planken was appointed for his contributions in terahertz time-domain ...

  • 11 Nov 2016
    Wouter Verkerke, professor by special appointment of Data Analysis in the field of particle and astroparticle physics

    Dr W. Verkerke (1970) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Data Analysis in the field of particle physics and astroparticle physics at the Faculty of Science (FNWI) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

  • 10 Nov 2016
    New impulse for Dutch-Danish quantum research

    Dutch-Danish quantum research will get a new impulse. At the official opening of the Villum Centre of Excellence for the Mathematics of Quantum Theory in Copenhagen, QMATH, a Memorandum of Understanding has been ...

  • 8 Nov 2016
    New theory of gravity might explain dark matter

    A new theory of gravity might explain the curious motions of stars in galaxies. Emergent gravity, as the new theory is called, predicts the exact same deviation of motions that is usually explained by inserting dark ...