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Results: 121 - 140 of 278
  • 26 Oct 2016
    Observing interaction at the nanoscale

    Researchers from the University of Amsterdam, in collaboration with their Japanese partners, have determined directly the relation between the band gap energy of single cesium lead bromide nanocrystals and their size ...

  • 15 Sep 2016
    Amsterdam investing in innovation and entrepreneurship

    IXA valorisation centre (a collaboration between the University of Amsterdam, Academic Medical Center (AMC), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam and Amsterdam University of Applied ...

  • 13 Sep 2016
    ERC Starting Grants for seven UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Starting Grant to seven researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). This individual grant, which is about 1.5 million euros for each project, offers talented ...

  • 12 Sep 2016
    Metal to insulator transition understood

    Physicists have for the first time succeeded in directly visualising on small scales how a material abruptly changes its state from conducting to insulating at low temperatures. Researchers Erik van Heumen of the ...

  • 2 Sep 2016
    Lecturer in the Spotlight: Lex Kaper

    Astronomer Lex Kaper teaches Astrophysics in the second year of the Bachelor's in Physics and Astronomy and the Observation Project in the Master's programme, in which students spend ten nights working at the ...

  • 9 Aug 2016
    Atomic stresses in materials visualised

    Microscopic atomic-scale stresses are crucial in determining the hardness and mechanical properties of materials. While this effect is empirically known since the fabrication of weapons and agricultural tools in the ...

  • 1 Aug 2016
    Boxing with drops of tin

    A study into the acceleration and deformation of microscopically small tin drops by an intense laser pulse resulted in the first scientific publication from the Advanced Research Center for Nanolithography (ARNCL), ...

  • 25 Jul 2016
    Two junior research positions awarded within QuSoft

    QuSoft, the new Dutch research center for quantum software, has awarded two junior research positions. After an internal call, the proposals were evaluated by an expert jury who selected the best two proposals.

  • 15 Jul 2016
    Veni grants for 22 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant to 22 researchers from the University of Amsterdam and Academic Medical Center. The grants – amounting to 250,000 euros for each ...

  • 13 Jul 2016
    UvA researchers prove existence of gravitational vortex

    An international team of researchers, which includes 4 astronomers from the University of Amsterdam, has proven the existence of a gravitational vortex surrounding a black hole. This discovery explains a mystery that ...

  • 28 Jun 2016
    Superconductor’s strange behaviour results in new laboratory tool

    Researchers from the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM), the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Institute for Materials Science in Tsukuba (Japan) have discovered an exceptional new quantum state ...

  • 6 Jun 2016
    PhD students from the Institute of Physics crowned champions in the 100m butterfly and the pole dancing doubles

    Elinore de Jong and Chris de Weerd, PhD students at the Institute of Physics, have recently been renamed Dutch champions in the 100 meter butterfly and pole dancing doubles respectively, demonstrating that it is ...

  • 24 May 2016
    Frank Linde selected to join the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

    Physicist Prof. Frank Linde (UvA-IoP) has been selected to join the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), together with UvA Professors Anita Hardon and Claes de Vreese. KNAW Members, prominent ...

  • 13 May 2016
    Eleven NWO Vidi grants awarded to UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    Eleven scientists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Centre (AMC-UvA) will each receive an €800,000 Vidi grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), to develop ...

  • 10 May 2016
    Science Education at UvA-VU: Master's in Physics & Astronomy

    A single MSc programme for all physics and astronomy students in Amsterdam – it will soon become reality at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and VU Amsterdam. In September 2016, the UvA's Master's degrees in Physics ...

  • 3 May 2016
    Physics Alumni Day

    On 23 April, the first Physics Alumni Day took place with tours and lectures by Florian Schreck and Mark Golden. Alumnus Jo van den Brand (Nikhef and VU) gave an overview of results in gravitational waves.

  • 26 Apr 2016
    Bert Vercnocke wins FameLab Netherlands

    Science is everything but boring. The living proof lies in Bert Vercnocke’s enthusiastic pitch on string theory last Friday, 22 April. With this pitch, he outshone his fellow finalists during the Dutch final of ...

  • 25 Apr 2016
    Successfull Master of physics and astronomy symposium

    On Friday April 15 the yearly Amsterdam Master of Physics and Astronomy Symposium took place, this time at the Vrije Universiteit. Students from the masters Physics as well as the master Astronomy&Astrophysics from ...

  • 12 Apr 2016
    Vote for Jurn or Bert as best ‘storytellers of science ’

    UvA-researchers Jurn Heinen and Bert Verknocke are taking part in the national finals of FameLab. In this competition young scientists take up the challenge to be crowned the best ambassador of science. Part of the ...

  • 17 Mar 2016
    A 'power house' at the centre of the Milky Way accelerates petaelectronvolt protons

    An international team of scientists, including David Berge, Jacco Vink, David Salek, Rachel Simoni and Mark Bryan of the University of Amsterdam, has discovered a source accelerating Galactic cosmic rays to energies ...