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Results: 201 - 220 of 278
  • 7 May 2014
    Albert Polman wins MRS 'Innovation in Materials Characterization Award'

    UvA physicist and AMOLF group leader Albert Polman received the 2014 Innovation in Materials Characterization Award during the annual meeting of the Materials Research Society (MRS), held in San Fransisco from 21-24 ...

  • 29 Apr 2014
    Ancient Egyptians transported pyramid stones over wet sand

    Physicists from the University of Amsterdam have discovered that the ancient Egyptians used a clever trick to make it easier to transport heavy pyramid stones by sledge, allowing them to halve the number of workers ...

  • 25 Apr 2014
    Royal Decoration for Prof. Anne Kox

    On Friday the 25th April, Anne Kox, professor of the History of Physics at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Amsterdam, was honoured with a Royal Decoration.

  • 29 Jan 2014
    Albert Polman awarded 2014 Physica Prize

    UvA physicist Albert Polman has been awarded the 2014 Physica Prize. Polman, a current group leader and previous director of the Foundation for Fundamental Research’s (FOM) AMOLF institute, receives the Physica Prize ...

  • 28 Jan 2014
    NWO Vici grant for UvA phycisist Peter Schall

    Dr Peter Schall, associate professor at the Institute of Physics of the University of Amsterdam, has been awarded a prestigious Vici grant of 1.5 MEuro from NWO for his research project 'Nanoarchitectures: Smart ...

  • 17 Dec 2013
    UvA physicist makes one of 10 most important physics breakthroughs of 2013

    UvA physicist Florian Schreck has made one of the most significant physics discoveries of the year. This is according to 'Physics World', the journal of the British Institute of Physics (IOP), which has added ...

  • 12 Dec 2013
    ERC Consolidator Grants awarded to six UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded prestigious Consolidator Grants to six researchers at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Amsterdam Medical Center (AMC-UvA). The recipients are astronomer Joeri van ...

  • 26 Nov 2013
    UvA physicists successful in 2013 call for FOM 'Vrije Programma's'

    The proposal for the FOM 'Vrije Programma' called 'Rydberg Atoms on a Lattice', submitted by programme leader Dr Robert Spreeuw, has been granted in the 2013 round. Four other proposals have been selected for ...

  • 26 Nov 2013
    Florian Schreck, professor of Experimental Quantum Physics

    Dr F. (Florian) Schreck (1972) has been appointed professor of Experimental Quantum Physics at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science.

  • 11 Nov 2013
    Jeroen van Dongen, professor of History of Science

    Dr J.A.E.F. van Dongen (1974) has been appointed professor of History of Science, with a special focus on Physics, at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Science.

  • 10 Nov 2013
    Book presentation ‘Behind the Scenes of the Universe’

    UvA physicist Gianfranco Bertone presented his popular science book ‘Behind the Scenes of the Universe: From the Higgs to Dark Matter’ to an enthusiastic audience, including the UvA's rector magnificus Prof. Dymph ...

  • 7 Nov 2013
    Advanced Research Centre for NanoLithography to commence work on 1 January 2014

    The Advanced Research Centre for NanoLithography (ARCNL), which is a new partnership between ASML, FOM, NWO, the University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam, will commence work on 1 January 2014. ARCNL is a ...

  • 5 Nov 2013
    José Paredes Rojas physics tutor of the year

    José Paredes Rojas, a PhD student in the Soft Matter group of Daniel Bonn on the brink of defending his thesis, has won this year's prestigious 'tutor of the year' title. The title is awarded by the students in the ...

  • 5 Nov 2013
    UvA physicist Elinore de Jong wins national swimming championship

    Elinore de Jong, a PhD student in the group of prof. Tom Gregorkiewicz (Institute of Physics) has ended first at both the 50m and 100m butterfly distances of the Dutch national swimming championships.

  • 4 Nov 2013
    Kick-off event Delta Institute for Theoretical Physics

    The D-ITP Kick-off took place on the 31st October 2013 at Westerliefde, Amsterdam.

  • 11 Oct 2013
    Behind the scenes of the universe: from the Higgs to dark matter

    The discovery of dark matter has led to a worldwide race to identify the nature of this mysterious form of matter. In his popular science book Behind the Scenes of the Universe. From Higgs to Dark Matter, which ...

  • 6 Oct 2013
    Next step for collaboration between UvA and VU physicists and astronomers

    On Thursday 3 October, the collective scientific and support staff of the Institute of Physics, the Astronomical Institute Anton Pannekoek and the VU-FEW Physics department met to discuss their planned integration in ...

  • 23 Sep 2013
    Physicist Gora Shlyapnikov receives ERC Advanced Grant

    Gora Shlyapnikov, professor of physics at both the Université Paris-Sud (France) and the University of Amsterdam, has been awarded a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant 2013 for his project ‘New collective phases in ...

  • 2 Sep 2013
    Wim Sinke, professor of Photovoltaic Energy Conversion

    Prof. W.C. Sinke (1955) has been appointed professor of Photovoltaic Energy Conversion at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science.

  • 27 Aug 2013
    UvA Executive Board visits particle accelerator at CERN

    On 21 August, the Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam was invited for a VIP visit to the CERN institute in Geneva. UvA professor Stan Bentvelsen, who is strongly involved in the Dutch contribution to the ...