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Results: 21 - 40 of 364
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...