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Results: 1 - 20 of 1719
  • 5 Jun 2020
    Women in the Faculty (WiF) now also for students

    Women in the Faculty (WiF) is a platform that has focused on support, advice and coaching of female scientists at the Faculty of Science since 2007. Now an extension has been added since May 2020: Women in the ...

  • 2 Jun 2020
    Evidence for the catalytic properties of ultramarine pigment

    Researchers at the Rijksmuseum, the University of Amsterdam and VU Amsterdam have established the catalytical activity of ultramarine pigment in experiments where methanol was dehydrated to dimethyl ether. They ...

  • 2 Jun 2020
    Kick off workshop of AI4Science Lab on 8 July

    The AI4Science Lab is organizing a virtual kick-off workshop on Wednesday 8 July to mark the occasion that the Lab is now fully operational. The workshop aims to bring junior and expert researchers together that ...

  • 2 Jun 2020
    New method for more accurate determination of time of death at crime scenes

    Researchers from Amsterdam UMC, the University of Amsterdam and the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) - partners in the forensic research institution the Co van Ledden Hulsebosch Center - have developed a method ...

  • 29 May 2020
    UvA campuses smoke-free as of August 2020

    As of 1 August 2020, smoking will no longer be allowed on UvA premises. From that day, Dutch educational institutions, from primary schools to universities, will be obligated to keep their premises smoke-free.

  • 28 May 2020
    Alex de Koter named Faculty of Science Lecturer of the Year

    On Thursday afternoon, during the 'UvA hour of education', rector Karen Maex announced the winners of the Lecturer of the Year elections. Alex de Koter received the most votes within the Faculty of Science and was ...

  • 28 May 2020
    Coronavirus: the importance of ventilation

    Using laser light techniques, UvA physicists and medical researchers have found that small cough droplets, potentially containing virus particles, can float in the air in a room for many minutes, especially when the ...

  • 26 May 2020
    20 years Faculty of Science: the past, present and future of Psychobiology

    The A wing of Science Park 904 has a remarkable sight: the skeleton of a young African elephant. 'Ah, Bob the elephant', says neurobiologist Taco Werkman fondly. ‘He used to stand at the entrance to the biology ...

  • 26 May 2020
    Systems and Networking Lab divides to grow

    The Systems and Networking Lab (SNE) is divided into three new research groups. Now the researchers can focus even better on their own field of research.

  • 26 May 2020
    The surprising viscosity of entangled worms

    By performing experiments on Tubifex worms bought at the local pet shop, researchers at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have discovered that the wiggling motion of living worms gives rise to surprising physics. The ...

  • 25 May 2020
    Cultural override affects tool use in chimpanzees

    ‘Cultural override’ is a phenomenon typical of humans in which we seek out resources based on cultural preference regardless of availability. Sometimes this can be a constraint on behavior, when readily-available ...

  • 19 May 2020
    Three UvA researchers receive grants from Science Diplomacy Fund

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) is awarding funding to three UvA projects from the new Science Diplomacy Fund. The projects are led by Michael Kemper (European Studies), Valeria ...

  • 18 May 2020
    Comenius Teaching Fellow grant awarded to Faculty of Science lecturer Erwin van Vliet

    The Netherlands Initiative for Education Research (NRO) has awarded a Comenius Teaching Fellow grant to Faculty of Science lecturer Erwin van Vliet. The grant is intended to enable inspired lecturers to implement ...

  • 15 May 2020
    Now on display: digital exhibition ‘Corona in the City'

    The digital exhibition ‘Corona in the City’ set up by the Amsterdam Museum - in collaboration with, among others, the UvA - opened on Friday, 15 May. On coronaindestad.nl you can view, read and listen to stories of ...

  • 13 May 2020
    Thomas Kipf Awarded Doctorate Cum Laude

    UvA - Informatics Institute PhD student Thomas Kipf received his PhD cum laude after the first ever PhD defence in the Amsterdam Data Science community to take place entirely online.

  • 13 May 2020
    AI master student Joeri Sleegers publishes work on the Hamiltonian cycle problem

    A direct extract from Joeri Sleegers' master's thesis, a paper entitled "Propagation & Hard Hamiltonian Graphs" was published on the EvoSTAR-conference, which was held completely online in April 2020.

  • 13 May 2020
    How did the old masters make their ultramarine?

    Researchers at the Rijksmuseum, the University of Amsterdam, VU Amsterdam and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) have developed a method that reveals how the costly pigment ultramarine was prepared ...

  • 12 May 2020
    Island biodiversity best conserved in inaccessible landscapes

    Islands contribute enormously to global biodiversity, but are threatened by human activities. To understand why some islands have been more impacted since first human settlement than others, a new study compared ...

  • 6 May 2020
    Amsterdam researchers observe iron in exoplanetary atmosphere

    An international team of researchers, led by astronomers from the University of Amsterdam, has directly demonstrated the presence of iron in the atmosphere of an exoplanet for the first time. The researchers ...

  • 1 May 2020
    A tiny lens with an on/off switch

    A team of physicists from the universities of Stanford and Amsterdam, led by UvA-physicist Jorik van de Groep, have constructed a new type of lens, with a thickness of only a single layer of atoms, that can be turned ...