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Results: 1 - 20 of 309
  • Aerosols persist in insufficiently ventilated elevator cabins
    23 Sep 2020
    Aerosols can persist for periods of ten to twenty minutes inside an elevator – during normal operation. With the elevator doors permanently closed, this period can increase to thirty minutes, while it decreases to ...
  • Damage
    Physics protecting art
    22 Sep 2020
    Sometimes the arts and the sciences find surprising ways to collaborate. This month, the Crystinart-programme was kicked off – an initiative of UvA physicist Prof. Noushine Shahidzadeh that aims to protect artworks ...
  • Sculptor
    Dark matter even more elusive than previously thought
    17 Sep 2020
    Dark matter is even more elusive than thought before. This is the main message of a new study by a group of scientists that includes Shin’ichiro Ando of the Institute of Physics at the University of Amsterdam. The ...
  • Jan de Boer
    Jan de Boer new member of Executive Board Dutch Research Council
    27 Aug 2020
    The Minister of Education, Culture and Science has appointed UvA-IoP physicist Prof. Jan de Boer as a member of the Executive Board of the Dutch Research Council (NWO). De Boer will also become the new chair of NWO’s ...
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    Towards a silicon light source
    20 Aug 2020
    A team of physicists led by Kateřina (Dohnalová) Newell from the University of Amsterdam, have devised a new way to improve the optical properties of silicon nanocrystals, which under normal cicrumstances are quite ...
  • Hydrogeny
    A collaboration between art and science
    14 Aug 2020
    Florian Schreck’s research on quantum clocks and ultracold atoms has been selected as one of 13 projects to be featured in the Studiotopia initiative for collaborations between art and science. For a period of 17 ...
  • Eggs
    From boiling eggs to blood clotting: how do gels form?
    16 Jul 2020
    Gels occur everywhere in our everyday life, but the precise way in which they form is not very well understood. Combining experimental observations and numerical models, physicists from the universities of Amsterdam ...
  • Planken
    Detecting hidden nanostructures by converting light into sound
    8 Jul 2020
    Researchers at ARCNL have found a way to detect nanostructures buried under many layers of opaque material, using very high frequency sound waves induced by light. Their findings are promising in view of applications ...
  • Mood image AI4science
    AI4Science Lab sets out to take scientific data analysis to the next level
    29 Jun 2020
    The organization has been set up, the research programme established and PhD students appointed: the new AI4Science Laboratory is ready for take-off. A virtual kick-off workshop on Wednesday 8 July celebrates the ...
  • A new hub for quantum innovations: Quantum.Amsterdam
    11 Jun 2020
    The University of Amsterdam, CWI and QuSoft have jointly established a new innovation hub for developing quantum software and applications. The Quantum.Amsterdam hub aims to connect the ambitions of leading knowledge ...
  • Coronavirus: the importance of ventilation
    28 May 2020
    Using laser light techniques, UvA physicists and medical researchers have found that small cough droplets, potentially containing virus particles, can float in the air in a room for many minutes, especially when the ...
  • Blob of Tubifex worms
    The surprising viscosity of entangled worms
    26 May 2020
    By performing experiments on Tubifex worms bought at the local pet shop, researchers at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have discovered that the wiggling motion of living worms gives rise to surprising physics. The ...
  • A tiny lens with an on/off switch
    1 May 2020
    A team of physicists from the universities of Stanford and Amsterdam, led by UvA-physicist Jorik van de Groep, have constructed a new type of lens, with a thickness of only a single layer of atoms, that can be turned ...
  • Two ENW-KLEIN grants for IoP physicists
    22 Apr 2020
    The Board of the NWO Domain Science has awarded sixteen applications in the Open Competition Domain Science - KLEIN. Two of the awarded grants involve UvA-IoP physicists. Michael Walter received a grant for his ...
  • Black holes may shed light on dark matter
    20 Apr 2020
    In a paper that appeared in the journal Physical Review Letters this week, astrophysicists from the University of Amsterdam propose a new way of potentially detecting dark matter.
  • Robert Spreeuw's "donut modes" paper chosen as classic by PRA
    15 Mar 2020
    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.
  • Eiichiro Komatsu appointed Physics and Astronomy Visiting Professor
    10 Mar 2020
    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. ...
  • Jeroen van den Brink appointed Physics and Astronomy Visting Professor
    24 Feb 2020
    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. ...
  • ATLAS
    UvA physicists involved in three ENW-GROOT projects
    24 Feb 2020
    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.
  • TOPCORE
    ENW-GROOT for TOPCORE consortium
    24 Feb 2020
    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 ...