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Results: 1 - 20 of 2645
  • Max Welling will lead new Microsoft Research Lab in Amsterdam
    20 Jul 2021
    As of September 2021, Max Welling Informatics Institute, will be joining Microsoft to head the new Lab. He will keep his appointment at the University of Amsterdam as full professor and continue to supervise his ...
  • Portrait of Bob van der Zwaan
    Investments in solar and wind power generation need to increase fast if goals of Paris Agreement are to be met
    16 Jul 2021
    To meet the Paris Agreement to keep global warming below 2 °C, society has to increase investments in low-carbon power generation, especially for solar and wind technologies. This follows from an multi-model scenario ...
  • AI can help improve precision radiotherapy
    16 Jul 2021
    The Netherlands Cancer Institute, University of Amsterdam (UvA), and Elekta will collaborate on the development of new AI strategies for the further improvement of precision radiotherapy. This concerns the ...
  • Quantum.Amsterdam and Quantum Delta NL celebrate their close collaboration
    15 Jul 2021
    On July 14, the new quantum innovation hub Quantum.Amsterdam, established by the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) and research center QuSoft, raised the flag together with Quantum ...
  • Mindfulness training reduces chance of unnecessary caesareans
    15 Jul 2021
    A short, group-based mindfulness training for pregnant women and their partners reduces the chance of a medically unnecessary caesarean birth by 50% and doubles the chance of a natural birth. This is the conclusion ...
  • Image of electrolyser
    Chemists at University of Amsterdam develop novel electrolyser for hydrogen production
    14 Jul 2021
    In a recent Nature Communications paper, a group of researchers led by Dr Ning Yan of the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences at the University of Amsterdam showcases a practical membrane-free approach to ...
  • Artistic rendering of an astronaut observing particles coming off a planet with a magnifying glass.
    First measurement of isotopes in atmosphere of exoplanet
    14 Jul 2021
    An international team of astronomers have become the first in the world to detect isotopes in the atmosphere of an exoplanet. It concerns different forms of carbon in the gaseous giant planet TYC 8998-760-1 b at a ...
  • NWO-Vidi grants worth €800,000 for 13 UvA researchers
    14 Jul 2021
    The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded Vidi grants worth €800,000 each to 13 experienced researchers from the UvA and the Amsterdam UMC, location AMC. The grants will enable them to develop their own innovative ...
  • Photo: Manuel de la Riva
    Winds and geography shape zigzag migration of Eleonora’s falcons between Canary Islands and Madagascar
    13 Jul 2021
    To reach their winter homes in Madagascar from their breeding grounds in the Canary Islands - and vice versa - Eleonora's falcons don’t take the shortest route, instead they zigzag across the width of Africa. This is ...
  • Portrait of Timothy Noël
    Timothy Noël receives KNCV Gold Medal 2021
    12 Jul 2021
    The KNCV Gold Medal 2021, the highest Dutch award for top chemical talent, has been awarded to Prof. Timothy Noël of Flow Chemistry at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences of the University of Amsterdam. ...
  • AI, Media & Democracy Lab receives ELSA Lab status
    12 Jul 2021
    The Dutch AI Coalition (NL AIC) has awarded the NL AIC Label to the AI, Media & Democracy Lab, a collaboration between the UvA, HvA, CWI, media partners, social partners and the municipality of Amsterdam. The Label ...
  • Three talented new PhD's in Humanities receive NWO funding
    9 Jul 2021
    Anna-Rose Shack, Jasmijn Leeuwenkamp and Heleen de Vries have received funding for their doctoral research at the UvA through the NWO programme PhDs in the Humanities. Financiers are the Programme Office Sustainable ...
  • Amsterdam council approves plan for University Quarter
    9 Jul 2021
    The Amsterdam municipal council has approved the UvA’s plans for the renovation of the University Quarter. Over the next ten years, the UvA will be restoring and preserving its monumental buildings on and around the ...
  • How much intelligence is there in Artificial Intelligence?
    9 Jul 2021
    AI can often process more information than humans, but that doesn’t extend to our ability to reason by analogy. This form of reasoning is considered the greatest strength of human intelligence. While humans can think ...
  • Why you should apply sunscreen every two hours
    9 Jul 2021
    With sunny weather and vacations on the horizon, we are once again being given plenty of warnings about the effects of the sun on our skin. It is clear that sunscreen is indispensable, but does it matter which one ...
  • SLICES added to ESFRI 2021 Roadmap
    8 Jul 2021
    The Complex Cyber Infrastructure (ICC) research group of IvI and especially Yuri Demchenko, Wouter Los and Cees de Laat are very pleased that the proposal they worked on with partners from 14 different European ...
  • Cyber-attack evaluation: crisis organisation worked well
    7 Jul 2021
    In February, AUAS and UvA were hit by a serious cyber-attack. Both institutions successfully repelled the attack, and were able to declare the situation ‘under control’ on 10 March. In order to learn from this event, ...
  • Giovanna Fossati, professor of Film Heritage and Digital Film Culture (photo: Jeroen Oerlemans)
    Giovanna Fossati joins the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars)
    6 Jul 2021
    Giovanna Fossati, UvA professor of Film Heritage and Digital Film Culture, has become one of the new members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, better known as the Oscars. Fossati, who is also the ...
  • The impact of COVID-19 on public support for the European Union
    6 Jul 2021
    The Volkswagen Stiftung awards 1.5 million euro to project that studies how the COVID-19 pandemic affects Eurosceptic attitudes, solidarity with fellow Europeans and the electoral performance of Eurosceptic parties.
  • Dikran Kassabian appointed as student assessor UvA
    6 Jul 2021
    Political science student Dikran Kassabian has been appointed as student assessor of the University of Amsterdam by the Executive Board. Kassabian is the successor of Rijk van Beek and will start on September 1st for ...