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Results: 1 - 20 of 294
  • 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
    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
    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
    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 ...