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Results: 1 - 20 of 278
  • 12 Jun 2019
    Self-learning machines hunt for explosions in the universe

    The National Science Agenda has awarded a 5 million euro grant to CORTEX – the Center for Optimal, Real-Time Machine Studies of the Explosive Universe. The CORTEX consortium of 12 partners from academia, industry and ...

  • 28 May 2019
    Shrinivas Kulkarni appointed Physics and Astronomy Visiting Professor

    In the context of the Visiting Professorship program of the institutes of Physics and Astronomy of the UvA and the VU, Prof. Shrinivas Kulkarni will visit Amsterdam for two months starting on the 15th of May 2019. ...

  • 24 May 2019
    Vidi grant awarded to 11 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros to eleven researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA, part of ...

  • 9 May 2019
    Why we always spill tea

    Who has never spilled water, tea or wine while pouring it? Pouring liquids is difficult because they tend to cling to the bottle or the teapot spout rather than flowing directly into your cup or glass. A team of ...

  • 29 Apr 2019
    Spinning black hole drives swinging light-speed plasma jets into space

    A black hole in a binary system almost 8000 light-years from earth has been discovered to show rapidly swinging jets in new research involving the University of Amsterdam’s Professor Sera Markoff and Dr. Thomas ...

  • 24 Apr 2019
    Researchers Nikhef and UvA measure slowest radioactive decay ever

    In the underground Gran Sasso laboratory in Italy, researchers have measured the slowest radioactive decay ever. The result is a spin-off from the XENON experiment’s search for dark matter, which uses several tons of ...

  • 10 Apr 2019
    Astronomers capture first image of a black hole

    For the first time, astronomers have managed to take a photo of a supermassive black hole and its shadow. They used the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a worldwide network of eight radio telescopes, that together form ...

  • 5 Apr 2019
    What do earthquakes and violins have in common?

    A violinist produces music because his or her bow 'stick-slips' along the strings of the violin: there is no continuous sliding movement, but an alternation of standstill and slip. This effect is caused by the fact ...

  • 2 Apr 2019
    Nobel Prize winner visits Amsterdam Science Park for FYSICA 2019

    The Amsterdam Science Park will receive a special visitor this Friday, 5 April: Nobel Prize winner Gérard Mourou is one of the speakers at FYSICA 2019, the annual congress of the Dutch Society for Physics. In ...

  • 28 Mar 2019
    ERC Advanced Grant for UvA physicists Jan de Boer and Daniel Bonn

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded prestigious Advanced Grants to UvA professors Jan de Boer and Daniel Bonn. The grant, which totals 2.5 million euros for each project, is awarded on the basis of the ...

  • 27 Mar 2019
    World in Vibration

    Filmmaker Huub Rutjes and pianist Yuri van Nieuwkerk both studied physics in Amsterdam. This common background led to their show ‘World in vibration’, a performance about physics, music and harmony. On the evening of ...

  • 25 Mar 2019
    Zakya Kafafi appointed Physics & Astronomy Visiting Professor

    In the context of the Visiting Professorship program of the institutes of Physics and Astronomy of the UvA and the VU, Prof. Zakya Kafafi (Lehigh University) will visit Amsterdam for different periods in 2019, ...

  • 7 Mar 2019
    Laenen and Waalewijn receive SPARC grant for particle research

    A collaboration grant from the Indian Government has been awarded to UvA-IoP researchers Eric Laenen and Wouter Waalewijn, together with colleagues from the Indian Institute of Technology in Hyderabad, from the ...

  • 4 Mar 2019
    Physics Show: What’s (the) Matter?

    The Bonn Physics Show comes to the Netherlands! The show with spectacular physics experiments visits Amsterdam for three performances on 5 and 6 April 2019. Tickets (free!) for the shows in the Compagnietheater are ...

  • 28 Feb 2019
    Anne de Visser selected as Outstanding Referee

    The American Physical Society has selected UvA-physicist Dr Anne de Visser as an Outstanding Referee. De Visser is one of 143 physicists – out of a total of more than 71,000 – who have received this honor this year.

  • 28 Feb 2019
    Ten researchers to conduct research at UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship

    Ten talented researchers have been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to conduct research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The awarded projects include research on public support for ...

  • 26 Feb 2019
    Neutrinos seen in the clustering of galaxies

    At early times, the universe was an energetic mix of strongly interacting particles. The first particles to break free from this dense soup were neutrinos, the lightest and most weakly interacting particles of the ...

  • 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 ...