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  • 7 Feb 2019
    Discovering new particles using black holes

    Some theories that go beyond the Standard Model of particle physics predict the existence of new ultralight particles, with masses much below the lightest known particles in nature. When these particles have very ...

  • 30 Jan 2019
    Marta Volonteri, professor by special appointment of Black Hole Formation and Growth

    Dr M. Volonteri (1974) has been named professor by special appointment of Black Hole Formation and Growth at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. The chair was established on behalf of the Bèta ...

  • 14 Jan 2019
    Photosynthesis at nanoscale

    Researchers from UvA and VU, collaborating within the Solardam initiative, have shown the existence of a new regime of energy transfer that plays an important role in the process of photosynthesis in plants. In this ...

  • 10 Jan 2019
    FameLab: Pitch your research!

    Are you a PhD student or postdoc, between 21 - 40 years old, and would you like to learn how to explain your research to a general public ... in just three minutes? Join FameLab!

  • 21 Dec 2018
    Physics Projectruimte grants for Nissanke, Woutersen and Bonn

    The board of NWO Domain Science (ENW) has granted funding for ten proposals in the Physics Projectruimte. Of the ten granted proposals, two were submitted by UvA scientists.

  • 20 Dec 2018
    UvA physicists successful in last NWO 'Vrije Programma's' round

    In the last round in its current form, NWO has allocated a total of EUR 10 million to five new Physics Vrije Programma’s. UvA physicists have been very successful in this round, being involved in three out of the ...

  • 18 Dec 2018
    Nucleation of liquids visualised

    Researchers from the UvA’s Institute of Physics (IoP) and Leiden University have found a new way to visualise and measure the nucleation process responsible for the formation of liquid droplets in vapour. Their ...

  • 18 Dec 2018
    Nature-inspired crystals for a better iron delivery

    One quarter of the world’s population does not get the right nutrients needed for a healthy life. Low iron intake is a particularly challenging problem in this respect. A consortium consisting of physicists and ...

  • 17 Dec 2018
    Three NWO grants for fundamental chemical research

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded three ECHO grants to UvA researchers working at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), the Swammerdam Institute for Life ...

  • 5 Dec 2018
    Zapping neurons to life with infrared light

    The ability to control neurons by switching them ‘on and off’ at will is an important goal in the field of neuroscience. Amsterdam researchers, together with colleagues from Germany and the US, have developed a novel ...

  • 5 Nov 2018
    Mass or interaction, but not both

    If upcoming direct searches discover the elusive dark matter in the universe, they may be able to measure the mass of the particle or the way it interacts with ordinary matter, but can only do both if we're lucky, ...

  • 29 Oct 2018
    European consortium to develop new quantum clocks

    The European Union has awarded 10 million euros to a European consortium of universities and businesses to develop ultra-precise and easily transportable optical atomic clocks. The iqClock consortium will build these ...

  • 18 Oct 2018
    Honorary doctorate for emeritus professor Frank Roelof de Boer

    Phycisist Frank Roelof de Boer, emeritus professor of the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Science, has received an honorary doctorate from the Univerzita Carlova in Prague, Czech Republic, on 16 October.

  • 11 Oct 2018
    Noise helps physicists discover insulating phenomenon in superconductor

    A group of physicists from the Universities of Leiden and Amsterdam have discovered an apparent paradox within a material that has zero electrical resistance. They measured trapped charges, even though such charges ...

  • 10 Oct 2018
    Efficient light conversion with perovskite nanocrystals

    Perovskites are a family of crystals that show promising properties for applications in nano-technology. However, one useful property that until now was unobserved in perovskites is so-called carrier multiplication – ...

  • 10 Oct 2018
    Freshly fallen snow is the best – but not for long

    One might expect water to evaporate much faster than ice. Surprisingly, researchers from the University of Amsterdam have now shown that for small droplets of ice, this is not the case: ice and water droplets ...

  • 8 Oct 2018
    Cum laude PhDs in physics for Alessio Ciamei and Richard Bartels

    The PhD is the highest academic degree that universities award. For someone to receive this degree with the additional honor ‘cum laude’ is rare; what’s even more rare is for this to happen twice within one month in ...

  • 4 Oct 2018
    Superconducting at the speed of light

    Researchers at the Universities of Twente and Amsterdam team up to unmask elusive Majorana modes as they discover electrons pairing up while they fly through the interior of a crystal as if they move at the speed of ...

  • 4 Oct 2018
    A new era in the quest for dark matter

    Since the 1970s, astronomers and physicists have been gathering evidence for the presence in the universe of dark matter: a mysterious substance that manifests itself through its gravitational pull. However, despite ...

  • 28 Sep 2018
    NWO funding for Virgo collaboration for improvement of research infrastructure

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research has awarded the Dutch contribution to the Virgo collaboration €3.5 million to invest in the improvement of scientific equipment used in the detection of ...