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  • 22 Feb 2019
    UvA chemists shine light on catalyst for industrial plastic production

    A team of chemists from the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences of the University of Amsterdam, led by professor Moniek Tromp, have gained more insight into the role of the catalyst in the industrial ...

  • 21 Feb 2019
    UvA biologists discover previously unknown survival strategy of bacteria

    Bacteria that are exposed to a hostile environment, for example with antibiotics or very few nutrients, can sometimes survive by ‘going to sleep’. Biologists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have discovered an ...

  • 21 Feb 2019
    Chris Slootweg in Nature Chemistry: ‘Green Chemistry is an outdated concept’

    In a recent commentary published in Nature Chemistry, Chris Slootweg of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences introduces a new concept: Circular Chemistry. In analogy to the ...

  • 13 Feb 2019
    UvA supports aims of climate letter

    Since Monday, 4 February university staff have had the opportunity to sign an open letter urging Dutch universities to adopt more ambitious climate policies.

  • 12 Feb 2019
    UvA, AUAS, VU University and InHolland to jointly participate in Pride Amsterdam 2019

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA), Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) and Inholland University of Applied Sciences will jointly participate with their own ...

  • 12 Feb 2019
    Master’s students to present their research at leading Machine Learning conference

    Artificial Intelligence Master's students Luca Falorsi, Pim de Haan and Tim Davidson will give a plenary talk on 'Reparameterizing distributions' at the leading Machine Learning conference AISTATS, held between 16-18 ...

  • 11 Feb 2019
    Video on landscape restoration in East-Africa nominated for incentive award

    Safi Graauw, a Master's student in Earth Sciences, has made a documentary on the positive effects of tree planting on the East African landscape. The video ‘Seeds of Change’ depicts the progress made in reforestation ...

  • 7 Feb 2019
    Unique pilot shortens delivery times DNA research NFI

    The Netherlands Forensic Institute (Nederlands Forensisch Instituut, NFI) has launched a unique pilot with six alumni from the University of Amsterdam’s Forensic Science programme. Through a customised induction ...

  • 7 Feb 2019
    Discovering new particles using black holes

    Some theories that go beyond the Standard Model of particle physics predict the existence of new ultralight particles, with masses much below the lightest known particles in nature. When these particles have very ...

  • 5 Feb 2019
    Students organize art exhibition: Depicting Science

    From 5 to 8 February you can visit the art exhibition Depicting Science in the central hall of Science Park 904. The exhibition was organized by students Carlijn Snoek, Fleur van Langen and Mabel Gray from the ...

  • 4 Feb 2019
    Research shows importance flower strips for agriculture

    What role play flower-rich field margins in agriculture? And do these flower strips enhance biodiversity? These were some of the central questions of a two-year collaborative research programme that involved farmers, ...

  • 4 Feb 2019
    'NETWORKS goes to school' introduces school students to networks science

    In 2018 NETWORKS organised a very succesful masterclass on networks and their applications for secondary school students with the title 'NETWORKS goes to school'. This week, NETWORKS published the collection of ...

  • 31 Jan 2019
    Multiphysics made easy with random coloured graphs

    As a result of research performed at the Computational Polymer Chemistry Group of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, researcher Ivan Kryven proposes a novel theory for ...

  • 30 Jan 2019
    Marta Volonteri, professor by special appointment of Black Hole Formation and Growth

    Dr M. Volonteri (1974) has been named professor by special appointment of Black Hole Formation and Growth at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. The chair was established on behalf of the Bèta ...

  • 28 Jan 2019
    Community building and co-creation in ASP942

    To find inspiration and to learn from other co-creation initiatives, the ASP942 project group and the co-creation task force visited the Cambridge Innovation Centre (CIC) in Rotterdam and YES!Delft at Delft ...

  • 28 Jan 2019
    ‘The new science building is a journey of discovery’

    Joost Vos, architect and partner at Benthem Crouwel Architects, is responsible for the design of ASP942. The new science building is a journey of discovery, with robotics lab on the ground floor, a drone cage next to ...

  • 28 Jan 2019
    Fourth Quants Career Event at the UvA

    On Friday 25 January the fourth “UvA Quants Career Event” was held at the Roeterseiland campus. During this event the financial industry and students and staff in finance related master programmes and research groups ...

  • 25 Jan 2019
    Do superbubbles accelerate atoms to very high energies? Perhaps, but they surely accelerate electrons!

    An international team of scientists, including Jacco Vink from the University of Amsterdam, has used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory – one of the most sophisticated X-ray observatories built to date – to reveal how ...

  • 23 Jan 2019
    The National Police Lab AI: collaboration between scientists and Police

    The University of Amsterdam, Utrecht University and the National Police force are set to embark on a new collaborative project on the subject of artificial intelligence in the National Police Lab AI. In the years ...

  • 22 Jan 2019
    Best Paper Award for UvA students Gijs van Horn, Richard Olij, Joeri Sleegers and supervisor Daan van den Berg

    A paper based on three Bachelor's theses from UvA Artificial Intelligence students has received the Best Paper Award at the IARIA 2018 Data Analytics Conference. The theses were written by Gijs van Horn, Richard Olij ...