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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...