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Results: 1 - 20 of 231
  • Strontium gas machine with gas microscope capability
    5 Feb 2020 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.
  • Quantum and stochastic processes
    30 Jan 2020 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 ...
  • Self-assembling colloidal systems
    29 Jan 2020 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 ...
  • Hybridization of open photonic resonators
    28 Jan 2020 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 ...
  • Quantum protocols for few-qubit devices
    17 Jan 2020 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 ...
  • Microstructure dynamics in shear thickening suspensions
    15 Jan 2020 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 ...
  • The search for right-handed neutrinos
    14 Jan 2020 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 ...
  • Assessing the performance of next-generation solar cells
    9 Jan 2020 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 ...
  • Photosynthesis of nanomaterials with optical resonances.
    5 Dec 2019 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.
  • Scaling up the detail in particle collisions
    29 Nov 2019 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.
  • Quantum platforms on atom chips
    1 Nov 2019 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.
  • Jürgen Renn
    Zeeman lecture by Jürgen Renn
    31 Oct 2019 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".
  • Emergent laws of spacetime mechanics
    30 Oct 2019 13:00 - 14:00 PhD defence ceremony
    Irfan Ilgin investigates the hypothesis that gravity is an emergent phenomenon.
  • Towards a steady-state pure Bose-Einstein Condensate
    25 Oct 2019 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 ...
  • Searching for dark matter underground
    17 Oct 2019 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 ...
  • Karine Chemla
    Zeeman lecture by Karine Chemla
    14 Oct 2019 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'.
  • Lorentz
    Book presentation 'Een levend kunstwerk'
    11 Oct 2019 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.
  • Chris Wiggins Columbia University
    Special Colloquium: Chris Wiggins (Columbia University)
    11 Oct 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Lecture
    This special colloquium on Machine Learning will be given by Chris Wiggins from Columbia University.
  • Science & Cocktails: The first image of a black hole
    6 Oct 2019 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 ...
  • Micro-structural characterization of glassy solids
    3 Oct 2019 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 ...