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Results: 1 - 20 of 302
Results: 1 - 20 of 302
  • 8 Jul 2020
    Detecting hidden nanostructures by converting light into sound

    Researchers at ARCNL have found a way to detect nanostructures buried under many layers of opaque material, using very high frequency sound waves induced by light. Their findings are promising in view of applications ...

  • 29 Jun 2020
    AI4Science Lab sets out to take scientific data analysis to the next level

    The organization has been set up, the research programme established and PhD students appointed: the new AI4Science Laboratory is ready for take-off. A virtual kick-off workshop on Wednesday 8 July celebrates the ...

  • 11 Jun 2020
    A new hub for quantum innovations: Quantum.Amsterdam

    The University of Amsterdam, CWI and QuSoft have jointly established a new innovation hub for developing quantum software and applications. The Quantum.Amsterdam hub aims to connect the ambitions of leading knowledge ...

  • 28 May 2020
    Coronavirus: the importance of ventilation

    Using laser light techniques, UvA physicists and medical researchers have found that small cough droplets, potentially containing virus particles, can float in the air in a room for many minutes, especially when the ...

  • 26 May 2020
    The surprising viscosity of entangled worms

    By performing experiments on Tubifex worms bought at the local pet shop, researchers at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have discovered that the wiggling motion of living worms gives rise to surprising physics. The ...

  • 1 May 2020
    A tiny lens with an on/off switch

    A team of physicists from the universities of Stanford and Amsterdam, led by UvA-physicist Jorik van de Groep, have constructed a new type of lens, with a thickness of only a single layer of atoms, that can be turned ...

  • 22 Apr 2020
    Two ENW-KLEIN grants for IoP physicists

    The Board of the NWO Domain Science has awarded sixteen applications in the Open Competition Domain Science - KLEIN. Two of the awarded grants involve UvA-IoP physicists. Michael Walter received a grant for his ...

  • 20 Apr 2020
    Black holes may shed light on dark matter

    In a paper that appeared in the journal Physical Review Letters this week, astrophysicists from the University of Amsterdam propose a new way of potentially detecting dark matter.

  • 15 Mar 2020
    Robert Spreeuw's "donut modes" paper chosen as classic by PRA

    The 1992 paper on the orbital angular momentum of light by Les Allen, Marco Beijersbergen, Robert Spreeuw (UvA-IoP) and Han Woerdman has been chosen as one of three "classic" papers by the journal Physical Review A.

  • 10 Mar 2020
    Eiichiro Komatsu appointed Physics and Astronomy Visiting Professor

    In the context of the Visiting Professorship programme of the institutes of Physics and Astronomy of the UvA and the VU, Prof. Eiichiro Komatsu will visit Amsterdam for four weeks starting late February 2020. Prof. ...

  • 24 Feb 2020
    Jeroen van den Brink appointed Physics and Astronomy Visting Professor

    In the context of the Visiting Professorship programme of the institutes of Physics and Astronomy of the UvA and the VU, Prof. Jeroen van den Brink is visiting Amsterdam for four months starting January 2020. Prof. ...

  • 24 Feb 2020
    UvA physicists involved in three ENW-GROOT projects

    This week, NWO has awarded several grants within the open competition ENW-GROOT for research consortia. In no less than three of the awarded projects, UvA physicists are involved.

  • 24 Feb 2020
    ENW-GROOT for TOPCORE consortium

    NWO has awarded a grant of € 3 million within the open competition ENW-GROOT to the TOPCORE consortium led by UvA-physicist Dr. Erik van Heumen. The program aims to investigate materials with which the researchers ...

  • 3 Feb 2020
    IoP physicists cool an atom-ion mixture to the quantum regime

    Over the past years, physicists have developed techniques to create extremely cold atoms and ions. These ultra-cold particles have many uses; for example, they can be used as building blocks for quantum computers and ...

  • 3 Feb 2020
    Daniel Bonn awarded Industrial Partnership Program grant

    A consortium led by Daniel Bonn (UvA-Institute of Physics) has been awarded a €1.7 million NWO Industrial Partnership Program grant. The consortium will work with the Medspray company to develop spray heads for ...

  • 13 Jan 2020
    Creeping of salt better understood

    When salty water evaporates, the salt can crystallize and creep over a long distance. This effect, which can cause serious problems in for example outdoor electronics, was investigated in detail by a team of ...

  • 13 Jan 2020
    Two up-and-coming UvA scientists receive Rubicon grants

    Physicist Horng Sheng Chia and psychologist Jonas Dalege have received Rubicon grants from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to do research at foreign research institutes. The Rubicon ...

  • 6 Jan 2020
    HTSM funding for Paul Planken

    Paul Planken, ARCNL group leader and professor at the Institute of Physics at the University of Amsterdam has been granted a project within the program High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM) of NWO. Planken will ...

  • 6 Jan 2020
    ERC Consolidator Grant for Christoph Weniger

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a €2 million Consolidator Grant to UvA astrophysicist Christoph Weniger for the project 'UnDark – New Approaches to Uncover Dark Matter in the post-WIMP Era'.

  • 16 Dec 2019
    The physics of ice skating

    Ice skating is one of the most popular pastimes in the Netherlands. Everyone knows how to do it, yet physicists are only now beginning to understand the underlying processes that make it possible. In a News and Views ...