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Results: 21 - 40 of 1870
  • Mirjam de Bruin-Hoegée
    Blood of drug users can reveal origin of drug
    26 May 2021
    The opioid fentanyl is not only used in medical practice as a painkiller, but is also a popular recreational drug. In the United States in particular, fentanyl plays an important role in the opioid crisis that claims ...
  • John van Boxel elected Lecturer of the Year at the Faculty of Science
    25 May 2021
    Lecturer of Biology John van Boxel has been named Faculty of Science Lecturer of the Year. This was announced during 'UvA Hours of Education'. Van Boxel received the most votes within the Faculty of Science and was ...
  • UvA and NFI to conduct joint research to help detect deepfakes and hidden messages left by criminals
    25 May 2021
    Pasting the faces of Dutch celebrities or the face of a disagreeable ex onto bodies in porn films. Blackmailing someone by displaying manipulated images of a kidnapped child. Or using a concealed message in a photo ...
  • Food, Animals and the Environment wins special Sustainability edition of UvA Create a Course Challenge
    24 May 2021
    Caatje Kluskens, a 22-year-old student Media and Culture at the University of Amsterdam, convinced the jury with her pitch for the course 'Food, Animals and the Environment: The relationship between humans, ...
  • New IIS Elective courses for first semester 2021-2022
    24 May 2021
    Every academic year, the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies offers a range of electives that are open to all UvA students. Next semester's electives include several new courses relevant to actual contemporary ...
  • New IIS Elective courses for first semester 2021-2022
    24 May 2021
    Every academic year, the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies offers a range of electives that are open to all UvA students. Next semester's electives include several new courses relevant to actual contemporary ...
  • Image: Monique Kooijmans
    Consultation of heritage collections possible again
    24 May 2021
    As of 25 May, the Allard Pierson Reading Room, the Humanities Collections and the IWO Reading Room will be open again. External borrowers will again be able to consult the digital collections on location. Reservation ...
  • metamaterial
    One material, two functionalities
    21 May 2021
    In recent years, the popularity of metamaterials has increased significantly. These materials are not found in nature or made using chemical reactions, but are designed geometrically in the physics lab. Metamaterials ...
  • upconversion nanoparticle
    Quantitatively understanding defects in phosphors from a nano perspective
    21 May 2021
    Researchers led by Hong Zhang at the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences of the University of Amsterdam have been able to provide insight into the microscopic dynamics of energy transfer and conversion in ...
  • Unprecedented rates of vegetation change since 4000 years before present
    21 May 2021
    Vegetation naturally changes over time but sometimes these changes occur more rapidly and for an extended period because of climate, humans, or both. A new study published in Science by researchers from the ...
  • Jacco Vink to use large grant to seek out the sources of gamma rays
    21 May 2021
    Astrophysicists Jacco Vink has received an NWO Large Investment grant in the amount of 1.5 million euros from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The grant money will enable the Netherlands to ...
  • Christof Monz appointed professor of Language Technology
    17 May 2021
    Dr Christof Monz (1973) has been appointed professor of Language Technology at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Four new NWO PhD positions for the Mathematics Clusters granted to KdVI members
    17 May 2021
    The board of NWO Domain Science has awarded 24 applications for PhD positions within the mathematics clusters, of which 4 have been awarded to members of Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics. The Mathematics ...
  • How moths find their flame
    14 May 2021
    The mysteries of sexual attraction just became a little less mysterious – at least for moths. Biologists have discovered the gene controlling the mating preference of male European corn borer moths for the female sex ...
  • colloidal molecules
    Micrometre-size molecular modelling kit shows real chemical reactions
    14 May 2021
    Molecules are so small that we cannot even see them with ordinary microscopes. This makes studying molecules or chemical reactions difficult: researchers are limited to either indirect observations or computer ...
  • Tracking biodiversity from space
    13 May 2021
    An international expert group published a priority list of biodiversity metrics that can be observed from space. These measurements have high potential to improve the direct monitoring of biodiversity from ...
  • Several physical exchange programmes to be allowed to go ahead, subject to conditions
    12 May 2021
    On 20 April, a decision was made to cancel all physical exchange programmes in the first semester of the 2021-2022 academic year. This decision was based on the advice against travelling worldwide and to give ...
  • Controllable, Accountable, Transparent: the Responsible Internet (CATRIN)
    12 May 2021
    The University of Amsterdam is partner in the CATRIN project, one of the recently funded projects in the NWO CyberSecurity call.
  • Create a Course Challenge: These five ideas will proceed to the grand finale on 20 May
    11 May 2021
    As many as 917 UvA students and staff members have voted on their top 3 of the 10 selected ideas in the Create a Course Challenge Special Edition: Sustainability. The votes have been counted; these five ideas for a ...
  • Time running out to save coral reefs
    10 May 2021
    The window of opportunity to save the world’s coral reefs is still open but time is running out. A new study by an international group of scientists, including UvA marine biologists Dr Verena Schoepf and Niklas ...