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Results: 1 - 20 of 1819
Results: 1 - 20 of 1819
  • Changes to European meteorological data policies threaten aerial biodiversity monitoring
    15 Apr 2021
    A group of international scientists, including UvA professor Judy Shamoun-Baranes, warns that changes to European meteorological data policies threaten biodiversity monitoring as they make vital data unavailable. In ...
  • Travel reveals the mind
    15 Apr 2021
    A large set of observations of the travel paths of wild primates provides new opportunities for in-depth insights in the evolution of the mental abilities that primates, including ourselves, use to know where and ...
  • Boiling water
    Water and quantum magnets share critical physics
    14 Apr 2021
    Water can freeze from liquid to solid ice or boil into a gas. In the kitchen these so-called phase transitions aren’t smooth, but at high pressure their discontinuous nature is smoothed out. An international team of ...
  • Rene Gerritsma
    Vici grant for Rene Gerritsma
    14 Apr 2021
    Physicist Rene Gerritsma will receive a Vici grant of 1.5 million euros from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) to work on a programmable quantum simulator. The grant will enable Gerritsma to develop an innovative line ...
  • Telescopes unite in unprecedented observations of famous black hole
    14 Apr 2021
    The Event Horizon Telescope collaboration has released data from 19 telescopes that observed the supermassive hole in the center of galaxy M87 during the same period that data was collected for the first image of ...
  • Tremendous Boost for Quantum Research in the Amsterdam Ecosystem
    14 Apr 2021
    Quantum Delta NL, the public-private foundation that was launched in 2020 with the mandate to coordinate and execute the Netherland’s National Agenda for Quantum Technology (NAQT), has been awarded €615 million from ...
  • Four UvA researchers receive NWO-Vici grants worth 1.5 million euros
    14 Apr 2021
    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Vici grants worth 1.5 million euros to four prominent UvA researchers Rene Gerritsma, Erik Rietveld, Floris Roelofsen and Chris Slootweg. The ...
  • Portrait of Chris Slootweg
    Chris Slootweg receives Vici grant
    14 Apr 2021
    Associate professor Dr Chris Slootweg at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has been awarded an NWO Vici grant of 1.5 million euros to develop novel chemical routes for ...
  • Evangelos Kanoulas, group leader Information Retrieval Lab (IRLab).  Photo: UvA
    Working on search engines with a modern artificial intelligence perspective
    14 Apr 2021
    Evangelos Kanoulas, chair of the group: ‘We develop machine intelligence and augment it with human intelligence to help people, locate, and act on, the information they need.’
  • Research organisations and commercial parties start work on developing the new Amsterdam Data Exchange
    14 Apr 2021
    AMS-IX, deXes, SURF, the Amsterdam Economic Board and the University of Amsterdam have begun to develop the new Amsterdam Data Exchange (AMdEX): a neutral, non-commercial, digital infrastructure, which will allow ...
  • Portrait of Marie Curie
    Researchers paint portrait of Marie Curie in semiconductor
    13 Apr 2021
    Amsterdam researchers have developed a novel technique for spatially controlled patterning of semiconductors with tuneable optoelectronic properties. As a proof of principle, Lukas Helmbrecht and Wim Noorduin ...
  • portrait of vasilis
    Vasilis Tseliou receives Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship
    12 Apr 2021
    Dr Vasilis Tseliou of Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) has received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship under the Horizon 2020 program of the EU. He will visit the group of Prof. Paolo ...
  • Graphical abstract
    Predicting the structure and dynamics of membrane protein GerAB from Bacillus subtilis
    12 Apr 2021
    Dr Jocelyne Vreede of the research group Computational Chemistry at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) worked together with researchers at the UvA's Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) ...
  • UvA 3MT® Competition for PhD students
    9 Apr 2021
    UvA PhD students from the Amsterdam Law School, Economics & Business, Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Science are invited to take part in the 2021 UvA ‘Three Minute Thesis’ Competition.
  • Marcel Worring, group leader Multimedia Analytics Lab Amsterdam (MultiX).  Photo: Dirk Gilissen
    Tackling multimedia data with AI techniques
    7 Apr 2021
    Marcel Worring, chair of the group: ‘Our group brings multimedia research together in a unique way in the Netherlands and beyond.'
  • SusPhos logo
    Important step towards full circularity of SusPhos process
    2 Apr 2021
    Researchers at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have taken an important step towards full circularity of phosphate recycling in the SusPhos process. In a project financed by a 'Gouden KIEM' grant from ...
  • Joint PhD project on steroid synthesis with the University of Perugia
    1 Apr 2021
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the University of Perugia (UniPG) have recently signed a 4-year agreement for a joined PhD project in the area of sustainable synthesis of steroids using novel chemo-enzymatic ...
  • Matched sampling of squid environmental DNA (eDNA) in the foraging zones of Risso’s dolphins (left) and Cuvier’s beaked whales (right). Hunting zones, and depths of sampling locations, are determined through recording of the foraging behaviour of two species, using non-invasive sound and movement recording tags. Graphic: Visser et al., Science Advances 2021; 7: eabf5908 GEOMAR, C. Kersten
    Whales dive deep for profitable prey
    31 Mar 2021
    An international research team has investigated why dolphins and whales perform record-breaking dives to several kilometres deep. For the first time they were able to match hunting behaviour to the prey present in ...
  • UvA Crisis Monitor update: Lots of stress and high study/work pressure among students and staff
    30 Mar 2021
    The degree of stress and study pressure among students is high and has been steadily increasing in recent weeks. Stress and work pressure among employees are fairly stable over time, but also high. This is evident ...
  • ‘No more papering over the cracks’
    30 Mar 2021
    On 6 April, students, PhDs, lecturers and professors from higher education will be demonstrating against underfunding. ‘I am fully convinced of the need for this action, because we can’t go on like this any longer,’ ...