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Results: 1 - 20 of 330
  • Wim Noorduin appointed professor by special appointment of Self-Organising Matter
    15 Jan 2021
    Dr Wim Noorduin (1980) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Self-Organising Matter at the Faculty of Science at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The chair was established on behalf of the ...
  • Neither liquid nor solid
    12 Jan 2021
    An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Universities of Konstanz and Amsterdam have uncovered a new state of matter, liquid glass, with previously unknown structural elements. The discovery leads to new ...
  • In memoriam: Martinus Veltman (1931 - 2021)
    7 Jan 2021
    The UvA has taken note of the sad news that physicist and Nobel Prize winner Martinus Veltman passed away on Monday, 4 January, at the age of 89. Veltman was a professor at Utrecht University and the University of ...
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    Multiparty entanglement: when everything is connected
    21 Dec 2020
    ‘Entanglement’ is a ubiquitous concept in modern physics research: it occurs in subjects ranging from quantum gravity to quantum computing. In a publication that appeared in Physical Review Letters last week, UvA-IoP ...
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    ERC Consolidator Grant for Philippe Corboz
    9 Dec 2020
    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Consolidator Grant to IoP physicist Philippe Corboz. The prestigious grant is awarded to individual researchers and amounts to around 2 million euros per project.
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    An optical curveball
    3 Dec 2020
    Have you ever been amazed by a curveball goal scored by Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi or Christiano Ronaldo? Then you have – possibly without knowing it – been exposed to the Magnus effect: the fact that spinning ...
  • First NWO Communication Award goes to the wall formula project by physicists from Amsterdam and Leiden
    1 Dec 2020
    Ivo van Vulpen and Sense Jan van der Molen have won the very first ENW Communication Award from research funder NWO for their wall formula project. The prize, that aims to encourage scientists to communicate about ...
  • Young Talent awards for five UvA students
    30 Nov 2020
    On November 30, five UvA students received a Young Talent Incentive Award of 500 euros from the Royal Holland Society of Sciences (KHMW).
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    NWA-ORC for neutrino observations
    25 Nov 2020
    A consortium of knowledge institutions and public stakeholders, led by UvA physicist Auke Pieter Colijn, was awarded a 1.1 million euro NWA-ORC grant to study so-called ‘relic neutrinos’ that came into existence in ...
  • black hole
    Black hole research receives NWA grant
    25 Nov 2020
    The Dutch Black Hole Consortium will receive a 4.9 million euro grant for interdisciplinary research about black holes. In the project, which will be coordinated at Utrecht University, several UvA physicists are ...
  • Lotte Mertens
    Lotte Mertens wins Lorentz Graduation Award
    23 Nov 2020
    Lotte Mertens (UvA-IoP) will receive the Lorentz Graduation Award for Theoretical Physics, awarded annually by the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities. In her prize-winning master’s thesis, Mertens ...
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    Physicists rapport new breakthrough in field of topological matter
    13 Nov 2020
    Sometimes, the inside of a material can determine what happens on the outside. A team of physicists from the University of Amsterdam has devised a new way to make use of this general truth, in particular in systems ...
  • Magnet
    Special superconductor performs even better in a magnetic field
    12 Nov 2020
    In a recent featured review written for Physics Today, Anne de Visser (UvA-IoP) explains how some very special materials can conduct electricity without any resistance – and behave even better when a magnetic field ...
  • Spreeuw et al.
    Robert Spreeuw's donut-mode paper in Milestone Collection
    9 Nov 2020
    In March of this year, the 1992 paper on the orbital angular momentum of light by Les Allen, Marco Beijersbergen, Robert Spreeuw (UvA-IoP) and Han Woerdman was chosen as one of three "classic" papers by the journal ...
  • New Pandemic Science initiative requests scientific community to review research
    6 Nov 2020
    The world is dealing with an unprecedented pandemic. Fighting the new virus and its effects requires research and insights from many disciplines.
  • Prestigious award for PhD candidate Emma Mamisoa Nomena
    2 Nov 2020
    PhD candidate at Institute of Physics Emma Mamisoa Nomena won a prestigious Green Talents Award for the fabrication of bio-based materials using cellulose.
  • Marcel Vreeswijk appointed Professor of Experimental Physics
    30 Oct 2020
    Prof. Marcel Vreeswijk has been appointed Professor of Experimental Physics of Top Quarks at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Coronavirus: the risk of aerosols
    27 Oct 2020
    A team consisting of physicists from the University of Amsterdam and medical researchers from the Amsterdam UMC and the Cardiology Centers of the Netherlands, has investigated the potential role of small aerosol ...
  • Science Colloquium: a special lecture by Nobel Prize winner prof. Takaaki Kajita
    26 Oct 2020
    Have you always wanted to listen to a talk by a Nobel Prize winner in Physics, and ask them questions about their field? Here is your chance! Professor Takaaki Kajita, who won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics for his ...
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    ENW-KLEIN for dark mater research Colijn and Postma
    22 Oct 2020
    Even tough 25 percent of the universe is made out of dark matter, it has never been observed in the lab. Physicists Auke-Pieter Colijn and Marieke Postma have obtained an ENW-KLEIN grant from NWO to search for hidden ...