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Results: 81 - 100 of 353
  • Impression of the IoP reunion
    Institute of Physics organizes successful reunion with around 350 participants
    10 Oct 2019
    On 5 October 2019, the Institute of Physics (IoP) of the University of Amsterdam organized a grand reunion of all present and past staff and students. Around 350 former members of the Institute and its predecessors ...
  • Robotic metamaterial
    Vibration in one direction only
    10 Oct 2019
    Electronic components such as transistors transmit electric currents in one direction only. What if we could create materials that could achieve similar effects for mechanical vibrations? For many applications, ...
  • Lorentz
    Anne Kox publishes biography Hendrik Antoon Lorentz
    2 Oct 2019
    Anne Kox, emiritus professor in the History of Physics at the University of Amsterdam, has written a biography about Hendrik Antoon Lorentz. The biography, 'Een levend kunstwerk' (in Dutch) will be published on 11 ...
  • Douglas Lin
    Douglas Lin appointed Physics and Astronomy Visiting Professor
    27 Sep 2019
    In the context of the Visiting Professorship programme of the institutes of Physics and Astronomy of the UvA and the VU, Prof. Douglas Lin is visiting Amsterdam until the 26 October 2019. Prof. Lin will also hold the ...
  • sander woutersen
    Sander Woutersen, professor of Physical Chemistry
    25 Sep 2019
    Prof. Sander Woutersen (1971) has been appointed professor of Physical Chemistry at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • QuSoft
    National Agenda for Quantum Technology: the next step for the Netherlands
    16 Sep 2019
    The Netherlands is a leading centre for the development of quantum hardware and software, as well as the accompanying algorithms and applications. To retain this position, it is important for the country to keep ...
  • Superradiant laser
    EC funds Innovative Training Network for quantum clocks
    16 Sep 2019
    The European Commission has announced that it will support the new MoSaiQC Innovative Training Network for quantum clocks. The new network will be coordinated by prof. Florian Schreck at the University of Amsterdam. ...
  • Robot thinking with mathematic formulas in the background
    Kick-off of new AI4Science lab
    10 Sep 2019
    The new AI4Science lab starts off this month, by appointing Patrick Forré as its lab manager and as an assistant professor. The AI4Science lab is a joint initiative of the institutes for astronomy (API), biology ...
  • Breakthrough logo
    Breakthrough Prize for EHT collaboration, New Horizons Prize for Nissanke
    6 Sep 2019
    The Breakthrough Prize Foundation announced the recipients of the prestigious 2020 Breakthrough Prizes and 2020 New Horizons Prizes in recognition of important achievements in the Life Sciences, Fundamental Physics, ...
  • Corentin Coulais
    Prestigious ERC Starting Grant awarded to Corentin Coulais
    3 Sep 2019
    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a €1.5 million Starting Grant to UvA-IoP physicist Corentin Coulais. Coulais will use the grant to study the properties of metamaterials, used in e.g. prosthetics and ...
  • Gravity
    Encoding gravity… without gravity
    1 Aug 2019
    Surprisingly, the combination of gravity and quantum mechanics can be encoded in laws of nature that do not involve gravity at all. Physicists from the UvA Institute of Physics and several US universities have now ...
  • Tom Gregorkiewicz
    Obituary Tom Gregorkiewicz
    16 Jul 2019
    On the 7th of July our close colleague, group leader, PhD/MSc supervisor and friend Tom Gregorkiewicz unexpectedly but peacefully passed away while on a working visit to the CINAP Institute at Sungkyunkwan ...
  • Veni research grants for 23 UvA researchers
    16 Jul 2019
    The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant worth up to 250,000 euros to 166 highly promising young scientists. The grant provides the laureates with the opportunity to further elaborate their own ideas ...
  • Samaya Nissanke
    Samaya Nissanke elected GRAPPA spokesperson
    15 Jul 2019
    Samaya Nissanke has been elected as the new spokesperson for the Gravitation and AstroParticle Physics Amsterdam (GRAPPA) centre of excellence at the University of Amsterdam. Nissanke is the successor of Gianfranco ...
  • EuCAPT
    Gianfranco Bertone appointed founding director of EuCAPT
    15 Jul 2019
    On July 10, 2019, a group of leading theoretical physicists active in fields of astroparticle physics and cosmology met with representatives of APPEC and CERN to kick-off EuCAPT (European Consortium for AstroParticle ...
  • Six UvA students selected for Huawei’s ‘Seeds for the Future’ programme
    10 Jul 2019
    Six UvA bachelor’s students have been selected to take part in Huawei’s ‘Seeds for the Future’ programme this summer. The students will travel to China where they will spend two weeks further developing their ICT ...
  • Gravitational waves
    Gravitational wave reveals expansion rate of the universe
    8 Jul 2019
    An international team of scientists, including UvA astronomer Samaya Nissanke (also affiliated with Nikhef and RU), has determined the controversial expansion rate of the universe in an alternative way. The ...
  • Jeroen van Dongen
    Jeroen van Dongen to give Elizabeth Paris Public Engagement Lecture on history of science
    5 Jul 2019
    Historian of Physics Prof. Jeroen van Dongen (UvA-Institute of Physics) has been invited to give the prestigious Elizabeth Paris Public Engagement Lecture during the annual American History of Science Society meeting ...
  • Rydberg
    IoP physicists observe interactions between Rydberg atoms and trapped ions
    1 Jul 2019
    Two building blocks for quantum computers are so-called Rydberg atoms and trapped ions. So far, these systems, each with its own advantages, had been studied separately, but physicists from the UvA Institute of ...
  • MD_simulation_PEG_POM crop
    Solubility mystery solved
    30 Jun 2019
    Polyether molecules tend to dissolve better in water as they contain more oxygen and fewer carbon atoms. But there are very counter-intuitive exceptions to this trend, the most well-known being the widely used ...