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Results: 1 - 20 of 353
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...