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Results: 1 - 20 of 1761
  • 9 Jul 2020
    AI Students find fatal flaw in famous study on Traveling salesman problem

    'Basically, it's a skewed distribution, a particular mean, a roundoff error and a specific algorithm, all coming together at a very unfortunate intersection,' says Daan van den Berg. The traveling salesman problem ...

  • 8 Jul 2020
    Detecting hidden nanostructures by converting light into sound

    Researchers at ARCNL have found a way to detect nanostructures buried under many layers of opaque material, using very high frequency sound waves induced by light. Their findings are promising in view of applications ...

  • 6 Jul 2020
    Why are offspring of older mothers less able to live long and prosper?

    The offspring of older mothers don’t fare as well as those of younger mothers, in humans and many other species. They aren’t as healthy, or they don’t live as long, or they have fewer offspring themselves. A ...

  • 6 Jul 2020
    Municipality, VU and UvA open lab for social AI

    The Civic AI Lab (CAIL) is a collaboration between the City of Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The Mayor and Executive Board of the City of Amsterdam have approved ...

  • 3 Jul 2020
    Eight UvA researchers test innovative ideas using Idea Generator funding

    Eight UvA researchers have had their proposals for out-of-the-box research ideas awarded funding from the Dutch Research Agenda’s Idea Generator programme. The researchers will each receive 50,000 euros to further ...

  • 2 Jul 2020
    Intreeweek 2020: a warm welcome - online and in the city

    A warm welcome to all new students, the perfect start to your time at the UvA and to your studies, getting to know the city and each other. These are the goals of Intreeweek at the UvA. The Intreeweek Board, ...

  • 2 Jul 2020
    Harvesting hydrogen from nanogardens

    Easily produced, nature-like nanostructures of cobalt phosphide are highly effective catalysts for the electrolysis of water, according to research performed by chemist Ning Yan and his team at the University of ...

  • 1 Jul 2020
    Collaboration between Masters AI and CLS leads to GECCO-publication

    The course of Heuristics in Minor Programmeren has brought a series of fruitful spinoffs, among which a most recent collaboration between Reitze Jansen (master artificial intelligence) and Yannick Vinkesteijn (master ...

  • 30 Jun 2020
    20 years Faculty of Science: the past, present and future of Chemistry

    One effect of this crazy time is that you get a glimpse at the living environments of people whom you normally would not visit. This is also the case with chemistry expert Steen Ingemann and student Rianne van Diest. ...

  • 29 Jun 2020
    AI4Science Lab sets out to take scientific data analysis to the next level

    The organization has been set up, the research programme established and PhD students appointed: the new AI4Science Laboratory is ready for take-off. A virtual kick-off workshop on Wednesday 8 July celebrates the ...

  • 29 Jun 2020
    AI4Science Lab sets out to take scientific data analysis to the next level

    The organization has been set up, the research programme established and PhD students appointed: the new AI4Science Laboratory is ready for take-off. A virtual kick-off workshop on Wednesday 8 July celebrates the ...

  • 26 Jun 2020
    Annual Review 2019 out now

    The Faculty of Science's annual review 2019 is out now! In the magazine you will find news and background on teaching and research at the Faculty of Science in 2019, including interviews with lecturers and ...

  • 25 Jun 2020
    AI Master Student Igor Pejic publishes at GECCO

    Almost graduated from the Master AI, student Igor Pejic is to present the first half of his thesis at GECCO, a highly regarded conference on optimization techniques.

  • 25 Jun 2020
    Damien Fleur received the Best Short Paper Award

    PhD student Damien Fleur and his supervisors received the Best Short Paper Award at the Intelligent Tutoring Systems conference (ITS2020) last Friday (June 13th) for their paper "Learning Analytics Dashboard for ...

  • 24 Jun 2020
    Open Science Use Case Award for Joachim Goedhart

    Joachim Goedhart from the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS-UvA), together with Przemek Krawczyk (AUMC) and Martijn S. Luijsterburg (LUMC) were awarded an Open Science Use Case Award for their case “A ...

  • 24 Jun 2020
    External committee on social safety begins work

    The Executive Board has set up an external social safety committee to investigate (the operation of) the system for reports and complaints relating to social safety at the UvA. The committee will be composed of Marry ...

  • 23 Jun 2020
    Chinese edition of popular catalysis textbook published

    The second edition of 'Catalysis: Concepts & Green Applications', the popular undergraduate textbook written by Prof. Gadi Rothenberg of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, has ...

  • 22 Jun 2020
    Introducing the 2020 Amsterdam iGEM team

    What if we could make the production of interesting compounds more sustainable? A group of master students will take on this challenge and participate in iGEM 2020, an international synthetic biology competition. ...

  • 22 Jun 2020
    Publication Jip de Vries in Ecological Indicators

    The latest article of Jip de Vries (co-authors Michiel Kraak and Piet Verdonschot), entitled: ‘A conceptual model for simulating responses of freshwater macroinvertebrate assemblages to multiple stressors’, appeared ...

  • 19 Jun 2020
    Nearest fast radio burst source is regularly active

    An international team of astronomers, including a number of researchers from the Anton Pannekoek Institute, has discovered that a repeating fast radio burst (FRB) source becomes active about every sixteen days. ...