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Results: 21 - 40 of 1760
  • 15 Jun 2020
    UvA neuroscientists receive European grant of 1.5 million for final phase of Human Brain Project

    The European Commission has recently approved the start of the third and final phase of the Human Brain Project. The University of Amsterdam has a leading role within this large, international project, that aims to ...

  • 15 Jun 2020
    Where have the swans gone?

    Nearly 13 kilometers per year: that is the rate at which the wintering area of Bewick's swans has shifted east over the past 50 years. It's a discovery with consequences for the conservation of this migratory ...

  • 12 Jun 2020
    The role of metal-ions on protein aggregation

    Dr Jocelyne Vreede and Dr Alina Astefanei of the Van 't Hoff Institute of Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have received an NWO grant for a public-private partnership with DSM to investigate the role of ions on the shape ...

  • 11 Jun 2020
    A new hub for quantum innovations: Quantum.Amsterdam

    The University of Amsterdam, CWI and QuSoft have jointly established a new innovation hub for developing quantum software and applications. The Quantum.Amsterdam hub aims to connect the ambitions of leading knowledge ...

  • 10 Jun 2020
    UvA climbs to 61st place in QS World University Rankings

    The University of Amsterdam has climbed 3 places in the QS World University Rankings 2020-2021, moving from 64th to 61st place. The rankings list was published by QS on Wednesday, 10 June.

  • 9 Jun 2020
    EU subsidy to achieve energy efficiency using approximate computing

    Parallel Computing Systems (PCS) led by Andy Pimentel (Informatics Institute) receives 265K€ as partner of the EU H2020 APROPOS (Approximate Computing for Power and Energy Optimisation) Innovative Training Networks ...

  • 9 Jun 2020
    Four new AI research proposals awarded funding

    The UvA’s Human(e) AI Research Priority Area (RPA) has announced a second round of seed funding, to be awarded to four teams looking at topics related to the pursuit of responsible, trustworthy and value-driven AI. ...

  • 8 Jun 2020
    Statement from the Astronomy Council on racism and inequity

    The Astronomy Council (RvdA) has released the following statement on racism and inequity:

  • 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 ...