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Results: 1 - 20 of 1830
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    UvA and AC2T research GmbH sign research collaboration on materials for clean energy
    18 Jan 2021
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has signed a long-term collaboration with AC2T research GmbH, the Austrian Excellence Centre for Tribology. The collaboration in the area of new materials for clean energy will be ...
  • Earthworms are the architects of the soil. They mix the soil layers, form a network of burrows essential for soil water, air, and nutrient dynamics, and decompose dead material.
    Biologists plead in Science: Include the protection of soil in international biodiversity strategies
    15 Jan 2021
    A quarter of all known species live in the soil. Life above ground depends on the soil and its countless inhabitants. Yet, global strategies to protect biodiversity have so far paid little attention to this habitat. ...
  • Wim Noorduin appointed professor by special appointment of Self-Organising Matter
    15 Jan 2021
    Dr Wim Noorduin (1980) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Self-Organising Matter at the Faculty of Science at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The chair was established on behalf of the ...
  • Universities lowering the standard for BSA this year
    14 Jan 2021
    In view of the corona crisis, the 14 Dutch universities have opted to lower the standard for the binding study advice (BSA) this academic year by 10-15%. For the UvA, this means that students who started their study ...
  • Gadi Rothenberg elected to the board of the Organic Reactions Catalysis Society
    14 Jan 2021
    Gadi Rothenberg, professor of Heterogeneous Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry at HIMS, has been elected as a board member of the Organic Reactions Catalysis Society (ORCS).
  • Black hole. Image: Event Horizon Telescope
    Royal Astronomical Society awarded team behind black hole image
    13 Jan 2021
    The Event Horizon Telescope collaboration has received the 2021 Royal Astronomical Society Group Achievement Award. In April 2019, this team, which includes Sera Markoff and Oliver Porth from the University of ...
  • Portrait of Anna Watts
    Professor Anna Watts Receives Mid-Career Prize from the American Astronomical Society
    13 Jan 2021
    Anna Watts is a professor of astrophysics at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). She has been awarded the Mid-Career prize from the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomy Society for her research ...
  • A group of three girls with diy-spectroscopes
    Blog: Astronomy Resources for Kids
    13 Jan 2021
    This month’s blog is dedicated to astronomy and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) resources for kids in preparation for our kids’ astronomy event on January 22nd at 5pm. Recently, it has been ...
  • Three images of the exoplanet DH Tau b (always lower left). (c) ESO/VLT/SPHERE/Van Holstein et al.
    Astronomers finally measure polarized light from exoplanet
    13 Jan 2021
    An international team led by Dutch astronomers has, after years of searching and defying the boundaries of a telescope, for the first time directly captured polarized light from an exoplanet. They can deduct from the ...
  • Neither liquid nor solid
    12 Jan 2021
    An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Universities of Konstanz and Amsterdam have uncovered a new state of matter, liquid glass, with previously unknown structural elements. The discovery leads to new ...
  • In memoriam: Martinus Veltman (1931 - 2021)
    7 Jan 2021
    The UvA has taken note of the sad news that physicist and Nobel Prize winner Martinus Veltman passed away on Monday, 4 January, at the age of 89. Veltman was a professor at Utrecht University and the University of ...
  • 2021 - 2026 strategic plan: inspiring generations
    7 Jan 2021
    At the beginning of this year the Executive Board (CvB) established its Strategic Plan for 2021 – 2026, entitled Inspiring generations. This states what is needed to maintain and expand our position as a university: ...
  • From sticky mess to plant-based chair
    6 Jan 2021
    ‘Such a thing doesn't exist,’ UvA researchers Gadi Rothenberg and Albert Alberts repeatedly heard when they accidentally discovered 100% bioplastic in 2010. Now ten years later, in collaboration with furniture ...
  • ACS Catalysis paper by Bas de Bruin is among the most cited of the previous decade
    5 Jan 2021
    In celebration of its 10th anniversary, ACS Catalysis has highlighted impactful papers from across the globe. A 2012 paper by Bas de Bruin features in the top five of most cited papers with corresponding authors ...
  • In Memoriam Jan van Mourik
    5 Jan 2021
    IBED-researcher Jan van Mourik unexpectedly passed away on 22 December 2020. We will always remember Jan for his incredible energy and great drive for all the things he was working on, as well as for his striking ...
  • SETAC Emeritus Membership for Prof. Pim de Voogt
    5 Jan 2021
    The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) awarded IBED’s emeritus Professor Pim de Voogt with the SETAC Emeritus Membership.
  • Brains that remain
    4 Jan 2021
    There is a war for talent raging within the field of AI, with young researchers being lured away by big tech companies. Yet there are also talents who consciously choose an academic career. Two professors and two ...
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    Multiparty entanglement: when everything is connected
    21 Dec 2020
    ‘Entanglement’ is a ubiquitous concept in modern physics research: it occurs in subjects ranging from quantum gravity to quantum computing. In a publication that appeared in Physical Review Letters last week, UvA-IoP ...
  • 20 years Faculty of Science: the past, present and future
    21 Dec 2020
    Two excavators are busy, a man with a helmet is coiling a cable. There’s a strong wind, turning the otherwise deserted construction site at the Science Park into a sandstorm. The new building may be the pride of the ...
  • Jan Lintsen reappointed member of UvA Executive Board
    18 Dec 2020
    The Supervisory Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has reappointed Jan Lintsen as a member of the UvA's Executive Board. The decision was taken following positive recommendations from both the Works Council ...