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Results: 1 - 20 of 2583
  • 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 ...
  • Divesting fairly from fossil fuels around the world
    22 Apr 2021
    To combat global warming, we have to stop using fossil fuels. This will have a major impact on both investors in related industries who will have to write off trillions of dollars and developing countries that had ...
  • 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.’
  • 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 ...
  • Woman looks online at information about breast cancer
    Promoting cancer screening through social media analyses
    20 Apr 2021
    Early identification through screening is a crucial element in reducing the burden of cancer. But many people don’t participate in the mass screening offered and recommended by the Dutch state. How do people arrive ...
  • Which student emotionally affects the teacher?
    20 Apr 2021
    A teacher can experience a lot of joy through contact with students, but can also feel frustration when students show disruptive behaviours. Education scientist Janneke de Ruiter studied the emotional interactions ...
  • Changes to European meteorological data policies threaten aerial biodiversity monitoring
    15 Apr 2021
    A group of international scientists, including UvA professor Judy Shamoun-Baranes, warns that changes to European meteorological data policies threaten biodiversity monitoring as they make vital data unavailable. In ...
  • Boiling water
    Water and quantum magnets share critical physics
    14 Apr 2021
    Water can freeze from liquid to solid ice or boil into a gas. In the kitchen these so-called phase transitions aren’t smooth, but at high pressure their discontinuous nature is smoothed out. An international team of ...
  • Tremendous Boost for Quantum Research in the Amsterdam Ecosystem
    14 Apr 2021
    Quantum Delta NL, the public-private foundation that was launched in 2020 with the mandate to coordinate and execute the Netherland’s National Agenda for Quantum Technology (NAQT), has been awarded €615 million from ...
  • Four UvA researchers receive NWO-Vici grants worth 1.5 million euros
    14 Apr 2021
    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Vici grants worth 1.5 million euros to four prominent UvA researchers Rene Gerritsma, Erik Rietveld, Floris Roelofsen and Chris Slootweg. The ...
  • Evangelos Kanoulas, group leader Information Retrieval Lab (IRLab).  Photo: UvA
    Working on search engines with a modern artificial intelligence perspective
    14 Apr 2021
    Evangelos Kanoulas, chair of the group: ‘We develop machine intelligence and augment it with human intelligence to help people, locate, and act on, the information they need.’
  • Portrait of Chris Slootweg
    Chris Slootweg receives Vici grant
    14 Apr 2021
    Associate professor Dr Chris Slootweg at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has been awarded an NWO Vici grant of 1.5 million euros to develop novel chemical routes for ...
  • Research organisations and commercial parties start work on developing the new Amsterdam Data Exchange
    14 Apr 2021
    AMS-IX, deXes, SURF, the Amsterdam Economic Board and the University of Amsterdam have begun to develop the new Amsterdam Data Exchange (AMdEX): a neutral, non-commercial, digital infrastructure, which will allow ...
  • New: Direct link to PDF for articles in CataloguePlus
    13 Apr 2021
    Would you also like to get the link to the accompanying PDF at a glance when you find an article in CataloguePlus? The LibKey tool makes this possible for a large number of articles. The Library has a trial license ...
  • Portrait of Marie Curie
    Researchers paint portrait of Marie Curie in semiconductor
    13 Apr 2021
    Amsterdam researchers have developed a novel technique for spatially controlled patterning of semiconductors with tuneable optoelectronic properties. As a proof of principle, Lukas Helmbrecht and Wim Noorduin ...
  • Red Terror Martyrs' Memorial Museum, Ethiopia (Photo: Adam Jones)
    Broadening and internationalisation: 20th anniversary Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the UvA
    8 Apr 2021
    This month, the UvA and the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies reflect on the 20th anniversary of the study and research programme Holocaust and Genocide Studies in the Netherlands. What once ...
  • Two new AI research projects awarded seed funding
    8 Apr 2021
    The UvA’s research priority area Human(e) AI has awarded seed funding to two research projects following its third annual call for funding. One project will investigate the conditions under which an autonomous agent ...
  • Marcel Worring, group leader Multimedia Analytics Lab Amsterdam (MultiX).  Photo: Dirk Gilissen
    Tackling multimedia data with AI techniques
    7 Apr 2021
    Marcel Worring, chair of the group: ‘Our group brings multimedia research together in a unique way in the Netherlands and beyond.'
  • A “Safe and Just corridor” for planet and people
    7 Apr 2021
    For the first time, the Earth Commission has brought together the complexity of humans living on Earth in a framework that defines a challenging and fundamental core pillar for their work: how to determine what’s ...
  • SusPhos logo
    Important step towards full circularity of SusPhos process
    2 Apr 2021
    Researchers at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have taken an important step towards full circularity of phosphate recycling in the SusPhos process. In a project financed by a 'Gouden KIEM' grant from ...