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Results: 61 - 80 of 278
  • 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 ...

  • 2 Dec 2017
    Towards a continuous atom laser

    Ever since its invention, the laser has been an invaluable tool in physics. It is expected that an atom laser - with the light waves replaced by the quantum waves of atoms - could have similarly important ...

  • 1 Dec 2017
    Simulating high temperature superconductors

    Superconductivity, the effortless transport of electric charge, has many potential technological applications. Unfortunately, most materials that show superconductive behavior only do so at very low temperatures. An ...

  • 28 Nov 2017
    Ice skating on water, even when it is really cold

    The outermost layer of ice behaves like liquid water, even at a temperature of –30°C. AMOLF/UvA researchers Wilbert Smit and Huib Bakker have irrefutably demonstrated this using a modern surface-sensitive measuring ...

  • 20 Nov 2017
    Topological insulators: one glimpse is enough

    The Nobel Prize for physics in 2016 was awarded for the theory of topological matter. Topological insulators are new materials with special electronic properties and are of great fundamental and applications-oriented ...

  • 17 Nov 2017
    A cellular traffic jam

    To keep a cell alive, molecular motor proteins constantly transport building blocks and waste across the cell, along its biopolymer network. Because of the high density of these proteins, jamming effects are believed ...

  • 14 Nov 2017
    Black holes - captured in space and time

    The universe captures our imagination and black holes are a continuous source of fascination. Marcel Vonk, theoretical physicist at the Institute of Physics, wrote a richly illustrated popular science book (in Dutch) ...

  • 7 Nov 2017
    Lecturer in the Spotlight: Florian Schreck

    Experimental physicist Florian Schreck is lecturer in the quantum mechanics course in the second year of the Physics and Astronomy Bachelor’s programme. In the Master’s programme he teaches courses on Fermi quantum ...

  • 12 Oct 2017
    Is 'biological water' the same as plain tap water?

    Everyone knows that plants and animals consist mostly of water. Does this water behave the same as normal tap water? To find out, researchers from the University of Amsterdam and the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer ...

  • 10 Oct 2017
    Making light from 'useless' heat

    Heat is generally considered the most 'useless' form of energy. Light, on the other hand, is a very useful form: it can easily transport energy over large distances and without loss. An international team of ...

  • 25 Sep 2017
    IoP researchers clarify small-scale behavior of silicon nanocrystals

    Nanocrystals - materials at the nanometer scale - have many interesting electronic and optical properties. Recently, there has been some debate about the change in optical properties of silicon nanocrystals when ...

  • 25 Sep 2017
    Bigger is different: the unusual physics of mechanical metamaterials

    Mechanical metamaterials, which exhibit unusual properties such as shape morphing and programmability, have been found to display further surprising features. When the materials are a step in size larger, new rules ...

  • 18 Sep 2017
    Rudy Wijnands, professor of Observational High-Energy Astrophysics

    Dr R.A.D. Wijnands (1971) has been appointed professor of Observational High-Energy Astrophysics, in particular Relativistic Compact Objects, at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)'s Faculty of Science. This pertains ...

  • 5 Sep 2017
    Lecturer in the Spotlight: Annemieke Petrignani

    Annemieke Petrignani studies organic chemistry in space. She lectures on interstellar and circumstellar matter in the Physics & Astronomy Master's programme. She is also one of the initiators of How to Make an Alien: ...

  • 22 Aug 2017
    Nanoparticles give solar panels a green color

    Researchers from AMOLF, University of Amsterdam and Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands have developed a technology to create efficient bright green colored solar panels. The results are published in the ...