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Results: 1 - 20 of 364
  • Daniel Bonn
    Daniel Bonn elected Fellow of the American Physical Society
    13 Oct 2021
    The Council of Representatives of the American Physical Society has elected UvA physicist Daniel Bonn as a Fellow. The fellowship of the APS is a prestigious recognition of outstanding contributions to physics.
  • wave
    Quasi-particles with tunable interactions
    24 Sep 2021
    The laws of quantum mechanics allow for the existence of ‘quasi-particles’: excitations in materials that behave exactly like ordinary particles. A major advantage of quasi-particles over ordinary particles is that ...
  • Jaco de Swart - credit: Sander Nieuwenhuys
    Jaco de Swart receives first AIP Robert H.G. Helleman Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship
    30 Aug 2021
    Jaco de Swart, a PhD candidate in the history of physics at the Institute of Physics, is the first recipient of a brand new fellowship of the American Institute of Physics: the AIP Robert H.G. Helleman Memorial ...
  • Meet the Faculty of Science’s 3MT competitors
    30 Aug 2021
    For the first time the University of Amsterdam has joined the international 3MT pitch competition. Meet the three candidates that won our Faculty pre-round! On September 7 they will compete against the ...
  • conversations
    Conversations on quantum gravity
    26 Aug 2021
    ‘Conversations on quantum gravity’ is physicist Jay Armas’ new book on the ongoing search for a theory of everything. In the book, Armas talks to 37 researchers – inlcuding five Nobel laureates and two Fields ...
  • strange metals
    From quantum gravity to strange metals
    28 Jul 2021
    What does a quantum theory of gravity have in common with electrons in a ’strange’ metal? At first sight: not much, but this week in Nature a Dutch NWO consortium, including researchers Jake Ayres, Maarten Berben and ...
  • Quantum.Amsterdam and Quantum Delta NL celebrate their close collaboration
    15 Jul 2021
    On July 14, the new quantum innovation hub Quantum.Amsterdam, established by the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) and research center QuSoft, raised the flag together with Quantum ...
  • NWO-Vidi grants worth €800,000 for 13 UvA researchers
    14 Jul 2021
    The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded Vidi grants worth €800,000 each to 13 experienced researchers from the UvA and the Amsterdam UMC, location AMC. The grants will enable them to develop their own innovative ...
  • Vidi laureates
    Vidi grants awarded to three IoP physicists
    14 Jul 2021
    The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has announced the recipients of this year’s Vidi grants. IoP physicists were very successful in their applications: all three grant proposals that were submitted were awarded. Flavia ...
  • Why you should apply sunscreen every two hours
    9 Jul 2021
    With sunny weather and vacations on the horizon, we are once again being given plenty of warnings about the effects of the sun on our skin. It is clear that sunscreen is indispensable, but does it matter which one ...
  • NGC5982
    Dark matter: ‘real stuff’ or gravity misunderstood?
    22 Jun 2021
    For many years now, astronomers and physicists have been in a conflict. Is the mysterious dark matter that we observe deep in the Universe real, or is what we see the result of subtle deviations from the laws of ...
  • metamaterial
    One material, two functionalities
    21 May 2021
    In recent years, the popularity of metamaterials has increased significantly. These materials are not found in nature or made using chemical reactions, but are designed geometrically in the physics lab. Metamaterials ...
  • Jacco Vink to use large grant to seek out the sources of gamma rays
    21 May 2021
    Astrophysicists Jacco Vink has received an NWO Large Investment grant in the amount of 1.5 million euros from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The grant money will enable the Netherlands to ...
  • colloidal molecules
    Micrometre-size molecular modelling kit shows real chemical reactions
    14 May 2021
    Molecules are so small that we cannot even see them with ordinary microscopes. This makes studying molecules or chemical reactions difficult: researchers are limited to either indirect observations or computer ...
  • Prince Rupert's drop
    How big is a fragment?
    4 May 2021
    When a drinking glass falls on the floor and breaks, the shards will vary in size from large to extremely small. For the broken glass of a bus shelter, the story is different: all fragments have roughly the same ...
  • coronavirus
    Latest scientific insights in aerosol transmission coronavirus
    3 May 2021
    During a recent KNAW webinar, speakers from several relevant disciplines gathered to discuss the recent insights into the (aerosol) transmission of the coronavirus. As a result of this meeting, scientists from the ...
  • Emma Mamisoa Nomena in Forbes 30 under 30
    29 Apr 2021
    With her research on green materials, PhD student Emma Mamisoa Nomena previously won the Green Talents Award. Now she is listed in the Forbes 30 under 30 Europe, a list of talented millennials compiled by Forbes ...
  • Black hole-neutron star collisions may help settle dispute over Universe’s expansion
    28 Apr 2021
    Studying the violent collisions of black holes and neutron stars may soon provide a new measurement of the Universe’s expansion rate, helping to resolve a long-standing dispute, suggests a new simulation study by an ...
  • Albert Polman receives ERC Advanced Research Grant
    22 Apr 2021
    Albert Polman, professor of nanophotonics and photovoltaics at UvA and AMOLF group leader, has received an Advanced Research Grant of 2.5 million euros from the European Research Council. Polman will use the grant to ...
  • gecko and tape
    How does Gecko tape work?
    21 Apr 2021
    To solve practical issues, sometimes all we have to do is study nature. An often quoted example is that of the gecko, a small animal known for the phenomenal adhesive strength in its feet, which allows it to walk on ...