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Results: 141 - 160 of 278
  • 14 Mar 2016
    Jurn Heinen and Bert Vercnocke win FameLab Amsterdam

    A professional jury of scientists and science communication professionals chose Jurn Heinen (PhD candidate at UvA-HIMS) and Bert Vercnocke (postdoc at UvA-IOP) as the winners of the first Amsterdam heat of FameLab. ...

  • 7 Mar 2016
    Daniel Baumann, professor of Theoretical Cosmology

    Daniel Baumann has been appointed professor of Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. The chair is meant to strengthen the UvA’s Institute of Physics and will be closely ...

  • 17 Feb 2016
    Material deformation at atomic scale resembles avalanches

    The rearrangement of particles in materials during deformation, such as when a spoon is bent, doesn’t occur independently, but rather resembles highly collective avalanches that span the entire material. This is the ...

  • 16 Feb 2016
    Vici grant for Sera Markoff

    Dr Sera Markoff, Associate Professor at the UvA Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy, and a member of the GRAPPA Center of Excellence, was awarded a prestigious Vici grant. Markoff receives the grant for her ...

  • 15 Feb 2016
    Marie Curie Fellowship awarded to nine UvA researchers

    The European Commission has awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship to 9 researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The fellowship forms part of the Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme.

  • 9 Feb 2016
    Science Education at UvA-VU: Bachelor’s in Physics and Astronomy

    This month the Bachelor's in Physics and Astronomy: an interview with Marcel Vreeswijk, programme director of the joint Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Astronomy at the UvA and VU. 'By working together with our ...

  • 3 Feb 2016
    Millisecond pulsars are likely to account for dark matter signal in galactic centre

    The puzzling excess of gamma rays from the centre of the Milky Way probably originates from rapidly rotating neutron stars, or millisecond pulsars, and not from dark matter annihilation, as previously claimed. This ...

  • 22 Jan 2016
    FOM Physics Poster Prize for Diego Cohen-Maldonado

    Diego Cohen-Maldonado, PhD student in theoretical physics at the Insitute of Physics, was assigned the FOM Physics Poster Prize 2016. The prize, 750 euro, was awarded at the tenth edition of Physics@FOM in Veldhoven, ...

  • 12 Jan 2016
    Grant for History of Knowledge research project

    Professors Rens Bod (Institute for Logic, Language and Computation) and Jeroen van Dongen (Institute of Physics) received a grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for their project 'The ...

  • 18 Dec 2015
    FOM 'Projectruimte' grants for UvA physicists

    The Foundation FOM has awarded 'Projectruimte' grants to three researchers Dr Katerina Dohnalová, Prof. Eric Laenen and Dr Marcel Vreeswijk of the UvA's Institute of Physics.

  • 3 Dec 2015
    QuSoft: new research center for quantum software

    QuSoft, the first research center dedicated to quantum software, will officially be launched later today. A joint initiative between Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Vrije ...

  • 23 Nov 2015
    Physicists immortalise Einstein's Gravity equation as graffiti

    On Tuesday 24 November, professor Robbert Dijkgraaf (IAS, Princeton) will unveil a painted version of Einstein’s Field Equation on Museum Boerhaave’s outside wall. This launches a series of at least ten physics ...

  • 20 Nov 2015
    ERC Starting grants for Wouter Waalewijn and Philippe Corboz

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a prestigious Starting Grant to Wouter Waalewijn and Philippe Corboz of the UvA's Institute of Physics.

  • 19 Nov 2015
    Royal decoration for Wim Sinke

    Prof. W.C. (Wim) Sinke has received a royal decoration for his exceptional contribution to society as a director of research and development in the field of sustainable energy.

  • 17 Nov 2015
    ERC Starting Grants awarded to six UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Starting Grant to six researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

  • 12 Nov 2015
    New method helps to reconstruct events at crime scenes

    It may be possible to reconstruct events at a crime scene by analysing bloodstain patterns. A new method makes it possible to determine the height of the source of blood droplets more accurately.

  • 10 Nov 2015
    UvA physicist Patrick Decowski among awardees of 2016 Breakthrough Prizes

    The 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics was awarded to five experiments investigating neutrino oscillation and will be shared equally among all five. UvA professor Patrick Decowski is among the awardees, ...

  • 2 Nov 2015
    Snellius Medal awarded to Dutch ATLAS Group

    The Society for the Advancement of Science, Medicine and Surgery of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has awarded the 2015 Snellius Medal to the Dutch ATLAS Group. The ATLAS researchers will receive the medal, which ...

  • 25 Aug 2015
    New XENON100 search method excludes dark matter detection claim

    A new analysis of the international experimental high-energy physics collaboration XENON100, to which UvA physicists contribute, refutes a long-standing claim of dark matter detection. The results were published in ...

  • 17 Jul 2015
    Veni grants awarded to 23 UvA and AMC researchers

    Twenty-three recent doctorate recipients have been awarded a Veni grant from the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the UvA’s Academic Medical ...