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Results: 1 - 20 of 1971
Results: 1 - 20 of 1971
  • Orange the World 2021
    25 Nov 2021
    From 25 November to 10 December, the world colors orange during the international campaign Orange the World. The University of Amsterdam supports this worldwide campaign for the elimination of violence against women ...
  • "I want to develop new materials that meet the demands of today"
    25 Nov 2021
    Recently, Gert-Jan Gruter was reappointed on the special chair in Industrial Sustainable Chemistry that was established by the Bèta Plus Foundation. His mission is to develop new sustainable materials with a focus on ...
  • Which stereotypes are ingrained in AI language models?
    24 Nov 2021
    As artificial intelligence continues to permeate our daily lives, more attention is being paid to the reliability and fairness of AI. Depending on how exactly they are made, AI algorithms can inadvertently ...
  • Daniele Mazzarella honoured as early career researcher
    23 Nov 2021
    Today, at the Young Chemists Symposium in Rimini, the Italian Chemical Society and Elsevier announced the winners of the 2021 Reaxys SCI Early Career Researcher Awards. Daniele Mazzarella, a postdoctoral researcher ...
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    A novel method to study the photodegradation of organic colourants
    23 Nov 2021
    In a recent paper in Dyes & Pigments, researchers from the TooCOLD project at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences and the Centre for Analytical Sciences Amsterdam report on a novel method to study the ...
  • Hannah Flerlage wins Student Recycling Award 2021
    22 Nov 2021
    UvA chemistry student Hannah Flerlage has won the Student Recycling Award from the Dutch industry association BRBS Recycling. She beat three co-finalists with her Master's thesis on the synthesis of high quality, ...
  • Understanding psychedelics using molecular simulations
    18 Nov 2021
    Psychedelics have, in recent years, re-entered the fields of psychiatry and neuroscience. By activating specific serotonin receptors in the brain (5-HT2AR), psychedelics appear to not only be rapid and efficient ...
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    Laser cooling for quantum gases
    18 Nov 2021
    What does it mean when we say that something is extremely cold? A physicist’s answer would be: this means that atoms and molecules barely move. For several decades now, physicists have been developing techniques to ...
  • Predicting future trends from only one time-point
    18 Nov 2021
    An interdisciplinary team of researchers with expertise in physics, computational science, public health, and complex systems tackled the problem of predicting trends and changes over time – based only on a single ...
  • Rajamani Krishna consistently among world's highly cited chemists
    18 Nov 2021
    Professor Rajamani Krishna of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences again is among the world's most cited chemists. For the sixth year in a row, he features in the list of Highly ...
  • Original UvA lab of chemistry Nobel laureate Van 't Hoff is 'Chemical Landmark'
    17 Nov 2021
    The first Amsterdam laboratory of Johannes Henricus van 't Hoff has been declared 'Chemical Landmark' by the chemical society KNCV. A plaque was unveiled this afternoon during a short ceremony at Groenburgwal 44. ...
  • Amazon approaches catastrophic potential tipping point
    12 Nov 2021
    A first-of-its-kind scientific report detailing the natural emergency unfolding in the Amazon basin was presented today at the COP26 conference in Glasgow. The Science Panel for the Amazon (SPA) Amazon Assessment ...
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    Winners of the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Awards 2021
    10 Nov 2021
    Tom Brouwer (digital urine scale, Amsterdam UMC), Arnon Lesage (nano foil, UvA) and Desi Bootsman (dyslexia game for children, AUAS) won the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2021. They will each receive € 10,000 ...
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    Novel sustainable molecular heaters for boosting crop production
    10 Nov 2021
    With the aim of addressing frost damage in plants and increasing crop yields, an international team of researchers including Prof. Wybren Jan Buma at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have synthesised ...
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    In search of catalysts for optimal CO2 conversion using data science
    10 Nov 2021
    A collaborative PhD project at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) and the Informatics Institute (IvI) will research new data science methods for the discovery of novel catalysts for optimal CO2 ...
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    Sennay Ghebreab received Black Achievement Award 2021
    4 Nov 2021
    Sennay Ghebreab, associate professor of Socially- Intelligent AI, received the Black Achievement Award 2021. Ghebreab received the Black Achievement Award in the category Science and Education for his academic ...
  • Intake numbers for Bachelor’s and Master’s students increase again
    4 Nov 2021
    The number of first-year students in both Bachelor's and Master's programmes at the UvA has increased again this academic year. The intake for Bachelor’s programmes is 8% higher than last year; for Master’s it is 2% ...
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    How ‘thick’ is a soup?
    3 Nov 2021
    To be able to experience a wide range of impulses, our senses use ‘logarithmic perception’: a large increase in the impulse only leads to a small increase in what our brain perceives. A group of researchers from the ...
  • Variations in the Earth's orbit finally explain botanical data Eocene-Oligocene
    2 Nov 2021
    About 34 million years ago, the Earth shifted from the warm climate of the Eocene to a much colder climate at the onset of the Oligocene epoch. Recent studies show that this global climate transition was not ...
  • Pernette Verschure appointed professor by special appointment of Functional Dynamics of the Epigenome
    2 Nov 2021
    Pernette Verschure has been appointed professor by special appointment of Functional Dynamics of the Epigenome at the UvA's Faculty of Medicine (UvA-Amsterdam UMC) as of 1 July 2021. The research of Verschure focuses ...