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Results: 1 - 20 of 359
  • 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 ...
  • Boiling water
    Water and quantum magnets share critical physics
    14 Apr 2021
    Water can freeze from liquid to solid ice or boil into a gas. In the kitchen these so-called phase transitions aren’t smooth, but at high pressure their discontinuous nature is smoothed out. An international team of ...
  • Rene Gerritsma
    Vici grant for Rene Gerritsma
    14 Apr 2021
    Physicist Rene Gerritsma will receive a Vici grant of 1.5 million euros from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) to work on a programmable quantum simulator. The grant will enable Gerritsma to develop an innovative line ...
  • Tremendous Boost for Quantum Research in the Amsterdam Ecosystem
    14 Apr 2021
    Quantum Delta NL, the public-private foundation that was launched in 2020 with the mandate to coordinate and execute the Netherland’s National Agenda for Quantum Technology (NAQT), has been awarded €615 million from ...
  • Composite image showing how the M87 system looked, across the entire electromagnetic spectrum.
    Astronomers resolve magnetic fields around Black Hole M87*
    29 Mar 2021
    The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration, who produced the very first photograph of a black hole in 2019, have presented a new type of image of the same black hole in the centre of the M87 galaxy. The new ...
  • process
    Theoreticians zoom in on mysterious double neutron decay
    19 Mar 2021
    Theoretical physicists have taken a new step in understanding the so-called neutrinoless double-beta decay. This decay in atomic nuclei has never been seen before, but an observation would be an important signal that ...