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Results: 1 - 20 of 231
Results: 1 - 20 of 231
  • 5 Feb 2020
    Strontium gas machine with gas microscope capability

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Oleksiy Onishchenko describes the design and construction of a new versatile strontium gas machine with envisioned quantum gas microscope capability.

  • 30 Jan 2020
    Quantum and stochastic processes

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Tom Bannink presents results for various quantum and stochastic processes. First, he looks at nonlocal t-player games, showing that for many general classes of such games, the entangled winning probability can not be ...

  • 29 Jan 2020
    Self-assembling colloidal systems

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Colloids mimic biological matter in their bottom-up hierarchical organisation, making them an interesting platform for developing self-assembling designer materials. Simon Stuij presents a colloidal system for ...

  • 28 Jan 2020
    Hybridization of open photonic resonators

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    The control of the interaction between light and matter is of paramount importance in many modern technologies, with applications ranging from sensing to telecommunication and quantum information. Nanophotonic ...

  • 17 Jan 2020
    Quantum protocols for few-qubit devices

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Quantum computers can dramatically increase the speed of certain calculations, but are still difficult to construct in practice. Koen Groenland focuses on near-term experiments with devices containing small numbers ...

  • 15 Jan 2020
    Microstructure dynamics in shear thickening suspensions

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Vishnu Sivadasan uses detailed models to simulate the shear thickening process in suspensions. In this way he want to gain more insight into the role of particle interactions and the resulting microstructures in ...

  • 14 Jan 2020
    The search for right-handed neutrinos

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Neutrinos have always been elusive particles. They have mass, but are described as massless in the Standard Model. This leads to the question of how the mass of neutrinos is generated. According to the Standard ...

  • 9 Jan 2020
    Assessing the performance of next-generation solar cells

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Metal halide perovskites have proven their potential for low-cost and highly efficient solar cells and are arguably one of the most promising materials for next-generation tandem solar cells in combination with ...

  • 5 Dec 2019
    Photosynthesis of nanomaterials with optical resonances.

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Evgenia Kontoleta investigates how optical resonances can be used in nanostructures for the local synthesis of new materials, the aim being to design ordered nanostructures that can be used in photocatalysis.

  • 29 Nov 2019
    Scaling up the detail in particle collisions

    11:00 - 12:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    The aim of Gillian Lustermans' research is to improve the precision of predictions resulting from the Standard Model by using factorization and resummation.

  • 1 Nov 2019
    Quantum platforms on atom chips

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    David Davtyans investigates different challenges encountered on the way to developing a quantum platform based on an atom chip with Rydberg atoms.

  • 31 Oct 2019
    Zeeman lecture by Jürgen Renn

    15:30 - 17:00 | Event

    Prof. Jürgen Renn (Director Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin) will give the Zeeman lecture "The Anthropocene and the History of Science".

  • 30 Oct 2019
    Emergent laws of spacetime mechanics

    13:00 - 14:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Irfan Ilgin investigates the hypothesis that gravity is an emergent phenomenon.

  • 25 Oct 2019
    Towards a steady-state pure Bose-Einstein Condensate

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    The first achievement of a pure Bose-Einstein Condensate (BEC) in 1995 was the first time a pure quantum mechanical state of matter was realised. This new ability to control matter sparked the revolution in ultracold ...

  • 17 Oct 2019
    Searching for dark matter underground

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Dark matter has been a mystery to physicists for decades. The fact that we haven't seen it means that it must interact with with normal matter so rarely that it has no effect on the Earth. By building detectors deep ...

  • 14 Oct 2019
    Zeeman lecture by Karine Chemla

    16:00 - 17:30 | Event

    Prof. Karine Chemla (SPHERE, CNRS & Université de Paris) will give the Zeeman lecture 'The Shaping of Scientific Classics for Modern Uses: An Invitation to a Critical Approach'.

  • 11 Oct 2019
    Book presentation 'Een levend kunstwerk'

    16:30 - 19:00 | Event

    On 16 October, the new biography 'Een levend kunstwerk' about Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, written by UvA emeritus professor Anne Kox, will be presented at the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds in Amsterdam.

  • 11 Oct 2019
    Special Colloquium: Chris Wiggins (Columbia University)

    11:00 - 12:00 | Lecture

    This special colloquium on Machine Learning will be given by Chris Wiggins from Columbia University.

  • 6 Oct 2019
    Science & Cocktails: The first image of a black hole

    19:30 - 22:00 | Event

    Science & Cocktails is a series of public talks by scientists with live music and smoky dry-ice chilled cocktails in your hand. Heino Falcke, Sera Markoff and Feryal Özel will talk about the famous Black Hole Image ...

  • 3 Oct 2019
    Micro-structural characterization of glassy solids

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Luka Gartner studies microscopic and micromechanical characterizations of glassy configurations. The first focus is on the mechanical properties of glasses in the context of yielding transition, which occurs as the ...