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IoP news

Results: 1 - 20 of 370
Results: 1 - 20 of 370
  • laser cooling
    Laser cooling for quantum gases
    18 Nov 2021
    What does it mean when we say that something is extremely cold? A physicist’s answer would be: this means that atoms and molecules barely move. For several decades now, physicists have been developing techniques to ...
  • soup
    How ‘thick’ is a soup?
    3 Nov 2021
    To be able to experience a wide range of impulses, our senses use ‘logarithmic perception’: a large increase in the impulse only leads to a small increase in what our brain perceives. A group of researchers from the ...
  • scipost
    Open Science grant for SciPost
    27 Oct 2021
    The project ‘Next stage development of SciPost’s publishing infrastructure’ of Jean-Sébastien Caux (UvA-IoP) will receive an NWO Open Science grant of 50,000 euros. Caux will use the grant to further develop the ...
  • NWO Open Science Fund awards six UvA projects
    27 Oct 2021
    Six UvA projects in the field of Open Science will receive a financial boost of up to 50,000 euros from the Dutch Research Council (NWO). The Open Science Fund aims to support researchers in developing, testing and ...
  • UvA signed Memorandum of Understanding for Quantum Application Lab
    26 Oct 2021
    Last week a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the six partners of the Quantum Application Lab, of which the University of Amsterdam.
  • VSe2
    Sloshing electrons in a charge density wave
    25 Oct 2021
    In the latest edition of Physical Review B, UvA PhD candidate Xuanbo Feng (QuSoft and IoP) and colleagues write about their recent experiments on a material that can go from a normal metal state to a more exotic ...
  • 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 ...