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  • 11 Jun 2018
    Quantum LEGO: building ultracold molecules

    Physicists dream of having a rich supply of ultracold molecules with specific electronic properties. A dense gas of such particles would have exciting applications in tests of fundamental physics, quantum-controlled ...

  • 4 Jun 2018
    Amsterdam physicists capture light in the eye of the storm

    It is quiet in the eye of a hurricane. A hurricane and its eye are intimately connected. Yet, it turns out that not only hurricanes have these eyes. Physicists from the University of Amsterdam and research institute ...

  • 1 Jun 2018
    Vidi grant awarded to 11 UvA and AMC researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros to 11 experienced researchers from the University of Amsterdam and Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA). The grant ...

  • 28 May 2018
    New results of dark matter detector XENON1T

    Scientists of the XENON-collaboration, which involves several UvA physicists, have presented new results of the most sensitive dark matter experiment in the world, eight times more sensitive than similar earlier ...

  • 26 May 2018
    Amsterdam students to explore quantum-optical chemical catalysis

    As part of the Top Sector Chemistry Student Competition 2018, three Amsterdam students plan to apply quantum optical concepts to chemical catalysis and in doing so open up a new route for sustainable chemical ...

  • 21 May 2018
    Ellen Backus receives Nernst-Haber-Bodenstein prize

    The German Bunsen Society has awarded the Nernst-Haber-Bodenstein prize to physicist Ellen Backus, for her original and unique experimental contribution to unravel the structure and dynamics of molecules, especially ...

  • 8 May 2018
    The slipperiness of ice explained

    Everybody knows that sliding on ice or snow is much easier than sliding on most other surfaces. But why is the ice surface slippery? This question has engaged scientists for more than a century and continues to be ...

  • 24 Apr 2018
    Corentin Coulais nominated for New Scientist talent award

    UvA physicist Corentin Coulais has been nominated for the title of Scientific Talent 2018, a competition organised by the New Scientist magazine. Coulais, who researches machine materials, is among 25 nominees from ...

  • 12 Apr 2018
    Neutrino telescope KM3NeT receives 12.7 Million Euro NWO grant

    The Dutch contribution to the neutrino telescope KM3NeT, in which several UvA-researchers are involved, has received an investment grant of 12.7 Million Euro. KM3NeT is one of the ten top research facilities in NWO’s ...

  • 19 Mar 2018
    Projectruimte grants for Rene Gerritsma and Wouter Waalewijn

    NWO awarded Projectruimte grants to UvA physicists Rene Gerritsma and Wouter Waalewijn. Gerritsma receives the grant for his research on trapped ions in optical micro-traps; Waalewijn will use the grant to study new ...

  • 8 Mar 2018
    Dutch-American experiment indicates existence of two kinds of supercooled water

    25 years ago, research predicted that liquid water at extremely low temperature and high pressure might occur in two different states, but so far this has never been confirmed experimentally. Researchers from the ...

  • 2 Mar 2018
    Pierfrancesco Butti wins ATLAS Thesis Award

    Physicist Pierfrancesco Butti is one of five winners of the ATLAS Thesis Award, an award for PhD theses that contribute to the international ATLAS particle detector experiment at CERN in Geneva. Butti did his award ...

  • 1 Mar 2018
    Friction: Da Vinci revisited

    The concept of friction was already investigated five hundred years ago by Leonardo da Vinci. His most important result, the proportionality of friction to normal force, is still used extensively today. UvA ...

  • 15 Feb 2018
    Many colours from a single dot

    Physicists Bart van Dam and Katerina Newell (Dohnalova), in collaboration with Emanuele Marino and Peter Schall (all UvA-IoP) and colleagues from the University of Twente and Jiljin University in China, have shown ...

  • 12 Feb 2018
    NWO START-UP grant for Rene Gerritsma

    NWO has awarded a START-UP grant to Rene Gerritsma. The UvA physicist received the award for his project 'Trapped ions in a Fermi sea'. The new START-UP programme, intended for recently appointed professors, ...

  • 23 Jan 2018
    Millions for sustainable materials

    With a contribution from the NWO 'Materials for Sustainability' programme (Mat4Sus), four projects that include researchers from the UvA are about to begin. Mat4Sus encourages interdisciplinary material research to ...

  • 22 Jan 2018
    Ellen Backus, professor by special appointment of Non-Linear Spectroscopy of Surfaces and Interfaces

    Dr E.H.G. Backus (1978) has been named professor by special appointment of Non-Linear Spectroscopy of Surfaces and Interfaces at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)'s Faculty of Science. This chair was designated on ...

  • 18 Jan 2018
    New input for quantum simulations

    An international group of researchers, including UvA physicist Michael Walter, have devised new methods to create interesting input states for quantum computations and simulations. The new methods can be used to ...

  • 3 Jan 2018
    Erik Garnett, professor by special appointment of Nanoscale Photovoltaics

    Dr E.C. Garnett (1982) has been named professor by special appointment of Nanoscale Photovoltaics at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. The chair was established on behalf of the Foundation for ...

  • 8 Dec 2017
    Spontaneous Bose-Einstein condensation of excitons

    Excitons are pairs of electrons and holes inside a solid material that together behave like a single particle. It has long been suspected that when many such excitons exist in the same piece of matter, they can form ...