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Results: 1 - 20 of 287
  • 13 Jan 2020
    Salt creeping
    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
    Paul Planken
    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
    Christoph Weniger
    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
    Speed skater Arjen van der Kieft
    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 ...

  • 16 Dec 2019
    eTEC
    Christoph Weniger receives 'Big Science' grant for dark matter research

    The 'DarkGenerators' proposal by UvA astrophysicist Christoph Weniger was awarded an Innovative eScience Technologies for ‘Big Science’ grant from the Netherlands eScience Center and SURFsara. With the grant, Weniger ...

  • 12 Dec 2019
    Fluorescence intensity image of the contact between a polystyrene sphere and the glass substrate.
    Slippery when wet: how does lubrication work?

    In a recent paper in Sciences Advances, researchers from the University of Amsterdam present new experimental insight into how lubrication works. They have developed a new method using fluorescent molecules to ...

  • 2 Dec 2019
    ENW-KLEIN for Marcel Vonk: Solving unsolvable problems

    The mathematical problems that physicists encounter can rarely be solved exactly. The mathematical technique of resurgence can be a very useful tool to solve such 'unsolvable' problems. Mathematical physicist Marcel ...

  • 2 Dec 2019
    Corentin Coulais obtains NWO grant to develop dissipative metamaterials

    NWO has awarded a grant of €750.000,- to UvA physicist Corentin Coulais. With the funding, Coulais and a team consisting of a postdoc and a PhD student will investigate and develop a novel generation of metamaterials ...

  • 27 Nov 2019
    Gianfranco Bertone
    Gianfranco Bertone, professor of Theoretical Astroparticle Physics

    Prof. Gianfranco Bertone (1975) has been appointed professor of Theoretical Astroparticle Physics at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

  • 1 Nov 2019
    Chasing Einstein
    Chasing Einstein premieres at InScience Festival

    From 6-10 November, Nijmegen will host the fifth edition of the science film festival InScience. One of the festival’s attractions is the Dutch premiere of Chasing Einstein, a film about dark matter and gravity ...

  • 23 Oct 2019
    Bachelor Workshop
    Bachelor students publish research on dwarf galaxies

    Publications that involve bachelor students are rare. Yet, for the second year in a row, the bachelor student workshop that was supervised by UvA-IoP/GRAPPA researchers Shin’ichiro Ando, Bradley Kavanagh and Oscar ...

  • 23 Oct 2019
    Nanomaterials
    A new light-emitting material

    A team of physicists, including Chia-Ching Huang and Katerina Dohnalova Newell from the University of Amsterdam, have collaborated on the development of a new material with promising light emission properties. Their ...

  • 18 Oct 2019
    Hugo Doeleman
    Physics Thesis Prize for Hugo Doeleman

    Physicist Hugo Doeleman (AMOLF, UvA-IoP) is the winner of the Physics Thesis Prize 2019. Doeleman will receive the prize during the annual physics congress Physics@Veldhoven, which will take place on 21 and 22 ...

  • 10 Oct 2019
    Impression of the IoP reunion
    Institute of Physics organizes successful reunion with around 350 participants

    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 ...

  • 10 Oct 2019
    Robotic metamaterial
    Vibration in one direction only

    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, ...

  • 2 Oct 2019
    Lorentz
    Anne Kox publishes biography Hendrik Antoon Lorentz

    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 ...

  • 27 Sep 2019
    Douglas Lin
    Douglas Lin 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. Douglas Lin is visiting Amsterdam until the 26 October 2019. Prof. Lin will also hold the ...

  • 25 Sep 2019
    sander woutersen
    Sander Woutersen, professor of Physical Chemistry

    Prof. Sander Woutersen (1971) has been appointed professor of Physical Chemistry at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

  • 16 Sep 2019
    QuSoft
    National Agenda for Quantum Technology: the next step for the Netherlands

    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 ...