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Results: 1 - 20 of 340
Results: 1 - 20 of 340
  • 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 ...
  • Crime scene
    Investigating crime scenes with a physics-based blood droplet analysis
    10 Mar 2021
    A fabric’s physical properties, such as its wettability and porosity, affect the dynamics of an impacting droplet. Understanding these effects can help forensic scientists draw a better picture of a crime scene. In a ...
  • Cees van Rijn (photo: Kirsten van Santen)
    Cees van Rijn named professor by special appointment of Microfluidics and Nanotechnology
    9 Mar 2021
    Dr Cees van Rijn (1956) has been named professor by special appointment of Microfluidics and Nanotechnology at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The chair was established on behalf of the ...
  • Portrait of Dr Samaya Nissanke
    Dr Samaya Nissanke receives an ‘Engineering and Physical Sciences’ Suffrage Science award on the scheme’s tenth anniversary
    8 Mar 2021
    Dr Samaya Nissanke, of the University of Amsterdam and Nikhef, has been chosen by Professor Amina Helmi, University of Groningen, to receive a prestigious award celebrating their achievements. Dr Nissanke and eleven ...
  • towers of liquid
    Towers of liquid
    5 Mar 2021
    The effect is well known from coffee commercials: when a droplet of coffee hits the liquid surface in the cup, a characteristic tower of coffee forms for a very short time, sometimes even with a new droplet on top. ...
  • nasal cannula
    No increased risk of aerosols with special nasal cannula
    16 Feb 2021
    A specific type of nasal oxygen therapy for Covid patients does not cause a higher risk of virus infection for health care workers. In an article in Respiratory Care, researchers from the group of Daniel Bonn ...
  • Marie Curie Fellowships for seven UvA researchers
    11 Feb 2021
    Seven talented UvA researchers have been awarded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships by the European Commission. The amount awarded per fellowship ranges from around €175,000 to €280,000 euros per ...
  • skaters
    Why can we skate on ice?
    9 Feb 2021
    With the temperatures outside below zero and the speed skating world championships around the corner, ice is on everyone’s mind. One thing we all know: ice is slippery – but why? This seemingly simple physics ...
  • Daniel Bonn wins Physica Prize 2021
    2 Feb 2021
    The Physica Prize 2021 has been awarded to Daniel Bonn of the University of Amsterdam. Prof. Dr. Daniel Bonn is a leading expert in soft matter, a field that encompasses a wide field of materials that deform easily, ...
  • Elizabeth von Hauff (photo: Kirsten van Santen)
    Elizabeth von Hauff named professor by special appointment of Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics in Energy Conversion
    26 Jan 2021
    Dr Elizabeth von Hauff (1977) has been named professor by special appointment of Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics in Energy Conversion at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The chair was ...
  • 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 ...
  • network
    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 ...
  • hilippe Corboz
    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.
  • curveball
    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).
  • gran sasso
    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 ...