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Results: 81 - 100 of 278
  • 28 Jul 2017
    Seventeen UvA and AMC-UvA researchers awarded Veni grants

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Veni grants worth up to €250,000 to 17 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers who recently obtained their doctorate. The grants give promising young ...

  • 23 Jun 2017
    Lecturer in the Spotlight: Joëlle Kessels

    Joëlle Kessels is Academic Skills Coordinator for the Bachelor’s programme in Physics and Astronomy. She also coordinates the Orientation course, which offers second- and third-year students the opportunity to ...

  • 23 Jun 2017
    Nobel Prize winner Steven Chu brings energy transition a step closer

    ‘As soon as an economically better solution has been found for the use of fossil fuels, the transition to a fossil free economy will be irreversible’. During the public lecture that he gave to the Faculty of Science, ...

  • 16 Jun 2017
    Six UvA students selected for Huawei summer internship in China

    Six students at the University of Amsterdam have been selected for a summer internship at Huawei headquarters in China. In the Huawei Seeds for the Future programme, they will have the unique opportunity to ...

  • 12 Jun 2017
    UvA researchers devise new strategy to search for ancient black holes

    An interdisciplinary team of physicists and astronomers at the University of Amsterdam’s GRAPPA Center of Excellence for Gravitation and Astroparticle Physics has devised a new strategy to search for 'primordial' ...

  • 7 Jun 2017
    UvA physicists involved in NWO programme for tandem solar cells

    NWO has made a €2 million grant available for a strategic programme in the field of solar cell technology, the Joint Solar Programme III (JSP3). The aim of the programme, in which the group of Tom Gregorkiewicz of ...

  • 7 Jun 2017
    Els Koffeman, professor of Instrumentation in Particle Physics

    Prof. E.N. Koffeman (1967) has been appointed professor of Instrumentation in Particle Physics at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science.

  • 6 Jun 2017
    Getting a grip on the compaction of wires

    An international team of physicists, involving Daniel Bonn and Mehdi Habibi of the UvA Institute of Physics, has shown how the complicated problem of close packing of wires can be better understood. Using a ...

  • 30 May 2017
    Vidi grant awarded to nine UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

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

  • 24 May 2017
    Sera Markoff, professor of Theoretical High-Energy Astrophysics

    Dr S. Markoff (1971) has been appointed professor of Theoretical High-Energy Astrophysics, with a focus on relativistic compact objects and astroparticle physics, at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of ...

  • 22 May 2017
    UvA-physicists present promising results of dark matter detector XENON1T

    A group of international researchers has presented the first results of research that is conducted with XENON1T, the most sensitive dark matter detector in the world. Several UvA- and Nikhef-scientists are involved ...

  • 19 May 2017
    Paul de Jong appointed new director Institute of Physics

    Paul de Jong, professor of Experimental High Energy Physics beyond the Standard Model, has been appointed as director of the Institute of Physics (IoP) as of 18 May 2017 for a period of two years.

  • 16 May 2017
    Projectruimte grant NWO for Anne de Visser

    Dr Anne de Visser (Institute of Physics) has received an NWO "projectruimte" grant. His grant proposal, "Nematic superconductivity in topological materials", is aimed at a better understanding of unconventional forms ...

  • 8 May 2017
    Quantum Software Consortium receives 18.8 million euro in the Gravitation Programme

    The ministry for Education, Culture and Science has awarded a Gravitation grant for large-scale research on quantum software. This grant of 18.8 million euro unites researchers from QuSoft, CWI, Leiden University, ...

  • 10 Apr 2017
    Shin'ichiro Ando receives prestigious young scientist grant

    Physicist Shin'ichiro Ando was awarded the prestigious Japanese Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists. Ando, a member of the center of excellence for Gravitation and Astroparticle Physics Amsterdam, will use the grant ...

  • 3 Apr 2017
    The dynamic surface tension of water

    The surface tension of a liquid is a measure of the cohesive forces that hold the molecules together. It is responsible for a water drop assuming a spherical shape and for the effects of surfactants to produce ...

  • 28 Mar 2017
    ERC Advanced Grant awarded to three UvA professors

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded an Advanced Grant to theoretical physicist Jean-Sébastien Caux, clinical psychologist Merel Kindt, and mathematical psychologist Eric-Jan Wagenmakers.

  • 15 Mar 2017
    Krassimir Velikov, professor by special appointment of Physics of Soft Matter

    Dr K.P. Velikov (1970) has been named professor by special appointment of Physics of Soft Matter at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. This chair was established on behalf of the Van der ...

  • 14 Mar 2017
    A new approach to the quantum measurement problem

    Quantum mechanics is a probabilistic theory that does not describe individual events. Yet when we perform a single measurement, we find a well-defined outcome. This apparent contradiction, known as the measurement ...

  • 1 Mar 2017
    How did dark matter come to matter?

    PhD student Jaco de Swart, astroparticle physicist Gianfranco Bertone and historian of science Jeroen van Dongen study the history of 'how dark matter came to matter'. Their first results are published in an article ...