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Results: 1 - 20 of 305
  • 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 ...

  • 16 Sep 2019
    Superradiant laser
    EC funds Innovative Training Network for quantum clocks

    The European Commission has announced that it will support the new MoSaiQC Innovative Training Network for quantum clocks. The new network will be coordinated by prof. Florian Schreck at the University of Amsterdam. ...

  • 10 Sep 2019
    Robot thinking with mathematic formulas in the background
    Kick-off of new AI4Science lab

    The new AI4Science lab starts off this month, by appointing Patrick Forré as its lab manager and as an assistant professor. The AI4Science lab is a joint initiative of the institutes for astronomy (API), biology ...

  • 6 Sep 2019
    Breakthrough logo
    Breakthrough Prize for EHT collaboration, New Horizons Prize for Nissanke

    The Breakthrough Prize Foundation announced the recipients of the prestigious 2020 Breakthrough Prizes and 2020 New Horizons Prizes in recognition of important achievements in the Life Sciences, Fundamental Physics, ...

  • 3 Sep 2019
    Corentin Coulais
    Prestigious ERC Starting Grant awarded to Corentin Coulais

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a €1.5 million Starting Grant to UvA-IoP physicist Corentin Coulais. Coulais will use the grant to study the properties of metamaterials, used in e.g. prosthetics and ...

  • 1 Aug 2019
    Gravity
    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
    Tom Gregorkiewicz
    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 ...