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Results: 1 - 20 of 1871
  • Portrait of Klaas
    Klaas van Leest receives NWO Rubicon grant
    21 Jun 2021
    Chemist Klaas van Leest of the Van ’t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has been awarded a Rubicon grant by the Dutch Research Council NWO. He will use it to visit the group of Prof. Chi-Ming Che at the ...
  • Mystery of Betelgeuse’s dip in brightness solved
    17 Jun 2021
    An international team of astronomers, including Alex de Koter (University of Amsterdam and KU Leuven), has solved the mystery surrounding the sudden dimming of the star Betelgeuse. This large star in the ...
  • Primate ecology and evolution shaped by two most consumed plant families
    15 Jun 2021
    By analysing the relative proportion of different plant parts consumed by primates, researchers suggest that primates may be intricately and subtly shaped by two key families of plants: Moraceae and Fabaceae. The ...
  • Astronomers measure heaviest known neutron star with telescope on ISS
    14 Jun 2021
    The matter inside neutron stars is less compressible than previously thought. A global collaboration, led by (among others) Anna Watts of the University of Amsterdam, has come to this conclusion after using NASA's ...
  • Judith Good appointed professor of Human Factors in the Internet of Things 
    10 Jun 2021
    Dr Judith Good has been appointed professor of Human Factors in the Internet of Things at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). 
  • Research on selective formation of nanospheres features on front cover of Chemical Science
    10 Jun 2021
    Research at the Homogeneous, Supramolecular and Bio-Inspired Catalysis group features on the cover of the current issue of Chemical Science. Eduard Bobylev, David Poole, Bas de Bruin and Joost Reek report on the ...
  • The IIS as a testing ground for transition-focused education
    10 Jun 2021
    Society is facing urgent, complex issues that are not easy to manage. Examples include the development of sustainable energy supplies, accessible healthcare, a just city and inclusive digitalisation. Radical changes ...
  • The start of the AI for Oncology lab, a new ICAI Lab
    9 Jun 2021
    The AI for Oncology lab is a collaboration between the Netherlands Cancer Institute and the University of Amsterdam. Both institutes join forces in the development of AI algorithms to improve cancer treatment. The ...
  • UvA ranked number one Dutch university in QS World University Rankings
    9 Jun 2021
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has climbed six spots in this year’s QS World University Rankings, and is now 55th in the world. This places the UvA as the top Dutch university on the list and within the top 5% ...
  • Indigenous peoples were stewards of the Western Amazon
    8 Jun 2021
    Researchers have found new evidence that prehistoric indigenous peoples did not significantly alter large swaths of forest ecosystems in the western Amazon, effectively preserving large areas of rainforests. The new ...
  • The DSC Awards Funding for Data-Driven Research at the Informatics Institute
    3 Jun 2021
    Through the Accelerate Programme, the DSC has awarded funding for six proposals at the Faculty of Science. Within the Informatics Institute (IvI), the DSC has awarded funding for an Assistant Professor to initiate a ...
  • Peter van Tienderen (photo: Dirk Gillissen)
    Peter van Tienderen reappointed dean of Faculty of Science
    1 Jun 2021
    Prof. Peter van Tienderen has been reappointed dean of the Faculty of Science by the Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam. Van Tienderen's second term will commence on 1 January 2022 and will run for a ...
  • Start of fine-free return month for library books
    1 Jun 2021
    If you still have library books at home that have incurred fines of up to 100 euros, you may hand them in without penalty at the desk of one of our library locations during the month of June. Your fines will be ...
  • UvA Sustainability Grant awarded to 6 lecturers
    1 Jun 2021
    Six UvA lecturers were recently awarded the UvA Sustainability Grant, organised by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) and the Teaching & Learning Centre (TLC). This grant offers lecturers of all ...
  • Newly discovered African ‘climate seesaw’ drove human evolution
    31 May 2021
    A scientific consortium has found that ancient El Niño-like weather patterns were the primary drivers of environmental change in sub-Saharan Africa over the last 620 thousand years – the critical timeframe for the ...
  • New IIS Honours module: 'The next great/small transformation' starting in September 2021
    31 May 2021
    Society is facing urgent and complex challenges, such as climate change, inequality, pandemics and digitisation. Because these issues are firmly rooted in existing societal structures and institutions, shaping ...
  • The Big History Podcast is now available online
    31 May 2021
    The Big History Podcast will take you on a journey through all known history, from the Big Bang to today. An interdisciplinary group of professors from the University of Amsterdam and beyond will guide you through ...
  • Figure 1: Annular solar eclipse (left), and partial eclipse (right).
    Blog: Solar spectroscopy
    31 May 2021
    On June 10 2021 there will be an annular solar eclipse, which, in the Netherlands, will be seen as a partial eclipse from 11:19 until 13:31. In places such as Ontario, Canada and northern Greenland, the eclipse event ...
  • IIS Honours module on Urban Mental Health: ‘A very good exercise in academic freedom’
    31 May 2021
    There’s still a long way to go before global urbanisation reaches its peak. While 50% of the global population currently lives in an urban region, that is expected to increase to about 70% by 2050. Urban regions have ...
  • Differences between juveniles and adults determine resilience of complex ecological communities
    31 May 2021
    A new study shows that differences between juvenile and adult individuals are crucial for the stability of complex ecological communities. These findings, now published in the scientific journal Proceeding of the ...