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Results: 1 - 20 of 288
  • 1 Aug 2019
    Encoding gravity… without gravity

    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 ...

  • 16 Jul 2019
    Obituary Tom Gregorkiewicz

    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 ...

  • 16 Jul 2019
    Veni research grants for 23 UvA researchers

    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 ...

  • 15 Jul 2019
    Samaya Nissanke elected GRAPPA spokesperson

    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 ...

  • 15 Jul 2019
    Gianfranco Bertone appointed founding director of EuCAPT

    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 ...

  • 10 Jul 2019
    Six UvA students selected for Huawei’s ‘Seeds for the Future’ programme

    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 ...

  • 8 Jul 2019
    Gravitational wave reveals expansion rate of the universe

    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 ...

  • 5 Jul 2019
    Jeroen van Dongen to give Elizabeth Paris Public Engagement Lecture on history of science

    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 ...

  • 1 Jul 2019
    IoP physicists observe interactions between Rydberg atoms and trapped ions

    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 ...

  • 30 Jun 2019
    Solubility mystery solved

    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 ...

  • 12 Jun 2019
    Self-learning machines hunt for explosions in the universe

    The National Science Agenda has awarded a 5 million euro grant to CORTEX – the Center for Optimal, Real-Time Machine Studies of the Explosive Universe. The CORTEX consortium of 12 partners from academia, industry and ...

  • 28 May 2019
    Shrinivas Kulkarni appointed Physics and Astronomy Visiting Professor

    In the context of the Visiting Professorship program of the institutes of Physics and Astronomy of the UvA and the VU, Prof. Shrinivas Kulkarni will visit Amsterdam for two months starting on the 15th of May 2019. ...

  • 24 May 2019
    Vidi grant awarded to 11 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros to eleven researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA, part of ...

  • 9 May 2019
    Why we always spill tea

    Who has never spilled water, tea or wine while pouring it? Pouring liquids is difficult because they tend to cling to the bottle or the teapot spout rather than flowing directly into your cup or glass. A team of ...

  • 29 Apr 2019
    Spinning black hole drives swinging light-speed plasma jets into space

    A black hole in a binary system almost 8000 light-years from earth has been discovered to show rapidly swinging jets in new research involving the University of Amsterdam’s Professor Sera Markoff and Dr. Thomas ...

  • 24 Apr 2019
    Researchers Nikhef and UvA measure slowest radioactive decay ever

    In the underground Gran Sasso laboratory in Italy, researchers have measured the slowest radioactive decay ever. The result is a spin-off from the XENON experiment’s search for dark matter, which uses several tons of ...

  • 10 Apr 2019
    Astronomers capture first image of a black hole

    For the first time, astronomers have managed to take a photo of a supermassive black hole and its shadow. They used the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a worldwide network of eight radio telescopes, that together form ...

  • 5 Apr 2019
    What do earthquakes and violins have in common?

    A violinist produces music because his or her bow 'stick-slips' along the strings of the violin: there is no continuous sliding movement, but an alternation of standstill and slip. This effect is caused by the fact ...

  • 2 Apr 2019
    Nobel Prize winner visits Amsterdam Science Park for FYSICA 2019

    The Amsterdam Science Park will receive a special visitor this Friday, 5 April: Nobel Prize winner Gérard Mourou is one of the speakers at FYSICA 2019, the annual congress of the Dutch Society for Physics. In ...

  • 28 Mar 2019
    ERC Advanced Grant for UvA physicists Jan de Boer and Daniel Bonn

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded prestigious Advanced Grants to UvA professors Jan de Boer and Daniel Bonn. The grant, which totals 2.5 million euros for each project, is awarded on the basis of the ...