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Results: 1 - 20 of 1833
  • Jason Hessels appointed professor of Observational High-Energy Astrophysics, in particular Radio Astronomy
    4 May 2021
    Dr Jason Hessels has been appointed professor of Observational High-Energy Astrophysics, in particular Radio Astronomy at the Faculty of Science at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Prince Rupert's drop
    How big is a fragment?
    4 May 2021
    When a drinking glass falls on the floor and breaks, the shards will vary in size from large to extremely small. For the broken glass of a bus shelter, the story is different: all fragments have roughly the same ...
  • coronavirus
    Latest scientific insights in aerosol transmission coronavirus
    3 May 2021
    During a recent KNAW webinar, speakers from several relevant disciplines gathered to discuss the recent insights into the (aerosol) transmission of the coronavirus. As a result of this meeting, scientists from the ...
  • €1.0 million COFUND grant for postdoc positions
    3 May 2021
    After receiving the COFUND grant from the Horizon 2020 programme for 14 PhD positions, NETWORKS has been granted a COFUND grant of €1.0 million to appoint 14 postdoctoral researchers for 2 years.
  • ASDI Grant 2020 for Debraj Roy to study the impact of climate change adaptation on poverty traps
    3 May 2021
    Dr. Debraj Roy of the University of Amsterdam's Informatics Institute heads one of the eight winning proposals of the ASDI 2020 call. ASDI stands for Accelerating Scientific Discovery and is an initiative of the ...
  • Unique in the Netherlands: the library telescope
    30 Apr 2021
    Starting 1 May, 2021, the Anton Pannekoek Institute (API) and the Amsterdam public library (OBA) will begin lending the first ever Dutch Library Telescope. The telescope, a portable so-called “Dobsonian telescope” ...
  • Indigenous population collapsed in Americas centuries before Europeans arrived
    30 Apr 2021
    While it was long thought that the largest population decrease in the Americas was caused by European colonialism, new research presented in the journal Science shows that a major population collapse of indigenous ...
  • Emma Mamisoa Nomena in Forbes 30 under 30
    29 Apr 2021
    With her research on green materials, PhD student Emma Mamisoa Nomena previously won the Green Talents Award. Now she is listed in the Forbes 30 under 30 Europe, a list of talented millennials compiled by Forbes ...
  • Black hole-neutron star collisions may help settle dispute over Universe’s expansion
    28 Apr 2021
    Studying the violent collisions of black holes and neutron stars may soon provide a new measurement of the Universe’s expansion rate, helping to resolve a long-standing dispute, suggests a new simulation study by an ...
  • Two chemistry high school students
    UvA researchers coach finalists of high school chemistry competition
    26 Apr 2021
    Last Friday saw the online live finals of the 'profielwerkstuk' competition 'Imagination at Work' of Centrum JongerenCommunicatie Chemie (C3). The victory went to students of Canisius College Nijmegen, who ...
  • Vote for a new interdisciplinary elective course
    23 Apr 2021
    Out of 36 submitted ideas for the Create a Course Challenge Special Edition: Sustainability, 10 ideas have been selected. Cast your vote and help decide which ideas should continue in the race to become a new, ...
  • Graphical abstract
    Review on three-dimensional separations in chromatography
    22 Apr 2021
    In a paper just published in Chemical Reviews, Noor Abdulhussain, Suhas Nawada and Peter Schoenmakers of the HIMS research group Analytical Chemistry provide an overview of current and future developments in ...
  • Albert Polman receives ERC Advanced Research Grant
    22 Apr 2021
    Albert Polman, professor of nanophotonics and photovoltaics at UvA and AMOLF group leader, has received an Advanced Research Grant of 2.5 million euros from the European Research Council. Polman will use the grant to ...
  • Sennay Ghebreab, group leader Socially Intelligent Artificial Systems (SIAS). Photo D. Muller.
    Advancing society through inclusive AI technology
    22 Apr 2021
    Sennay Ghebreab, chair of the group: ‘AI should be working for people, instead of people working for AI.’
  • A direct image of the exoplanet YSES 2b (bottom right) and its star (centre). The star is blocked by a so-called coronagraph.
    Giant planet at large distance from sun-like star puzzles astronomers
    21 Apr 2021
    A team of astronomers led by Dutch scientists have directly imaged a giant planet orbiting at a large distance around a sun-like star. Why this planet is so massive, and how it got to be there, is still a mystery. ...
  • gecko and tape
    How does Gecko tape work?
    21 Apr 2021
    To solve practical issues, sometimes all we have to do is study nature. An often quoted example is that of the gecko, a small animal known for the phenomenal adhesive strength in its feet, which allows it to walk on ...
  • Slot with his paranimphs
    Thierry Slot obtains PhD with distinction 'cum laude'
    20 Apr 2021
    Last week, Dr Thierry Slot successfully defended his PhD thesis titled 'Understanding confinement effects and nanostructuring in heterogeneous catalysis', obtaining his doctorate with the distinction cum laude. He ...
  • UvA and Staatsbosbeheer join forces to study grazing in the Oostvaardersplassen
    19 Apr 2021
    On 19 April professor Annemarie van Wezel, director of the University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), signed a cooperation agreement with Staatsbosbeheer in the context of the ...
  • Blog: Human Space Flight
    19 Apr 2021
    On April 12 we celebrated the International Day of Human Space Flight. This annual celebration marks the anniversary of the first ever human space flight. To celebrate, this month’s blog is all about human space flight.
  • Artistic view of LOFAR's so-called Superterp in Drenthe, the Netherlands, where low frequency radio waves from the fast radio burst FRB20180916B were captured. The FRB is located in a spiral galaxy 500 million light years from Earth.
    Famous fast radio burst FRB20180916B just barely lets itself be captured
    19 Apr 2021
    Two international teams of astronomers (with significant involvement from scientists from the Anton Pannekoek Institute) have published two scientific papers with new information about the famous fast radio burst ...