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  • 21 Feb 2019
    Do norm violators meet with disapproval – or admiration instead?

    People who disregard social conventions can be found anywhere. While they elicit some degree of disapproval in all places, in certain countries they can expect to earn admiration as well. In other words: which values ...

  • 21 Feb 2019
    How living with epilepsy impacts parents and children

    There are approximately 120,000 people with epilepsy in the Netherlands. When a child or parent has epilepsy, the impact on the immediate family can be severe. Assistant professor and child and youth care researcher ...

  • 21 Feb 2019
    A mathematical model to explain human behaviour

    The field of psychology offers a great deal of research material on how people form their opinions: what do we support, what are we against and how does this decision-making process occur? In his doctoral research ...

  • 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    Chris Slootweg in Nature Chemistry: ‘Green Chemistry is an outdated concept’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 ...

  • 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
    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 ...

  • 7 Feb 2019
    The privatisation of security

    Governments and citizens alike are increasingly turning to private security firms to protect the urban space and population; the Netherlands is no exception. What impact does this growing role of private ...

  • 7 Feb 2019
    Liberals lecture, conservatives communicate

    Some politicians use complex language, for instance long sentences with difficult words, while others communicate clearly and to the point. Can this difference be explained by the political ideology to which they ...

  • 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 ...

  • 5 Feb 2019
    Are terrorists mentally ill?

    Were Anders Breivik’s actions the work of a madman? Is Theo van Gogh’s killer Mohammed Bouyeri a psychopath? Much is still unclear about the role of psychological disorders (psychopathology) in terrorism. While some ...

  • 4 Feb 2019
    Catherine Malabou to hold this year's Spinoza Chair

    This year, the Spinoza Chair of the Philosophy Department of the University of Amsterdam will be held by Catherine Malabou, Professor of Philosophy at Kingston University (London). This year's central topic is ...

  • 29 Jan 2019
    Ammodo Science Award for Birte Forstmann

    Birte Forstmann, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the UvA, is among the eight winners of the 2019 Ammodo Science Award.

  • 25 Jan 2019
    Van Gogh's Sunflowers to stay in Amsterdam permanently

    Research into Vincent van Gogh’s famous 'Sunflowers', conducted at the Van Gogh Museum and headed by UvA professor in Conservation and Restoration Ella Hendriks, has produced a great deal of new information about the ...

  • 22 Jan 2019
    NWO grant for the use of interviews in conservation research

    Assistant Professor Sanneke Stigter from the Conservation and Restoration department has been awarded an NWO grant from Creative Industries - KIEM programme for her research proposal ‘Interviews in Conservation ...

  • 21 Jan 2019
    The hidden ingredient in Rembrandt’s impasto

    Rembrandt van Rijn revolutionized painting with a 3D effect using his impasto technique, where thick paint makes a masterpiece protrude from the surface. An international research team with Dr Katrien Keune of the ...

  • 15 Jan 2019
    New technology for machine translation made available

    Think tank TAUS now offers a new technique under the name Matching Data to select datasets for translation machines. This is the result of a multi-year STW project concerning machine translation, supervised by Khalil ...

  • 14 Jan 2019
    Photosynthesis at nanoscale

    Researchers from UvA and VU, collaborating within the Solardam initiative, have shown the existence of a new regime of energy transfer that plays an important role in the process of photosynthesis in plants. In this ...