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Results: 1 - 20 of 1621
  • 20 Jan 2020
    Methane molecule sculpture
    Exploring novel chemistry for utilizing methane as a feedstock for high-value chemicals

    The University of Amsterdam's Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) has received funding of the Dutch science foundation NWO to develop new chemistry for the utilization of methane. HIMS chemists will ...

  • 20 Jan 2020
    Ulle Endriss
    Ulle Endriss, Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Collective Decision Making

    Dr Ulle Endriss (1973) has been appointed Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Collective Decision Making at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam.

  • 20 Jan 2020
    Know your (true) correlation in life sciences data

    Correlations are abundantly used in the life sciences and other areas of science. They are easy to calculate and understand. However, correlations based on comprehensive “omics” measurements - such as RNAseq, ...

  • 15 Jan 2020
    mScarlet illuminating two structures (the Endoplasmic reticulum and the nuclear envelope) within a cell
    Method published for the generation of bright red fluorescent proteins

    In 2016, biologists of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences of the UvA (UvA-SILS) have created a bright red fluorescent protein. Good news for cancer- and stem cell researchers, who use these fluorescent ...

  • 15 Jan 2020
    Taco Cohen, photo Ork van Rooij
    An Idea From Physics Helps AI See in Higher Dimensions

    In 2015, Cohen, a graduate student at the time, wasn’t studying how to lift deep learning out of flatland. Rather, he was interested in what he thought was a practical engineering problem: data efficiency, or how to ...

  • 14 Jan 2020
    Computer model describes essential step of embryonic development

    Computational biologists from the University of Amsterdam have succeeded in making a computer model of one of the most essential steps in the embryonic development of Cnidaria. They modeled the process of ...

  • 13 Jan 2020
    Salt creeping
    Creeping of salt better understood

    When salty water evaporates, the salt can crystallize and creep over a long distance. This effect, which can cause serious problems in for example outdoor electronics, was investigated in detail by a team of ...

  • 13 Jan 2020
    Two up-and-coming UvA scientists receive Rubicon grants

    Physicist Horng Sheng Chia and psychologist Jonas Dalege have received Rubicon grants from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to do research at foreign research institutes. The Rubicon ...

  • 9 Jan 2020
    Budget for 2020 definitively adopted

    In its meeting of 3 December 2019, the Executive Board definitively adopted the 2020 budget, which includes the updated Accommodations Plan and the ICT Project Portfolio.

  • 8 Jan 2020
    UvA celebrates its 388th birthday

    On Wednesday, 8 January 2020 the University of Amsterdam celebrated its 388th birthday or Dies Natalis. Rector magnificus Karen Maex opened the celebration with a speech in which she argued for new and fundamental ...

  • 7 Jan 2020
    Efstratios Gavves
    Efstratios Gavves receives NWO grant

    Efstratios Gavves researcher at the Informatics Institute, has received a grant for the software development for autonomous cars. BMW is the other partner of this public-private partnership. € 240,000 has been ...

  • 7 Jan 2020
    Prof. Annemarie van Wezel
    Professor Annemarie van Wezel delivered her inaugural lecture

    On Thursday 12 December 2019 Professor Annemarie van Wezel, Scientific Director of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) and named Professor of Environmental Ecology, delivered her inaugural ...

  • 7 Jan 2020
    Interdisciplinairy Biotech Workshops at de Waag

    The IIS elective Biotechnologie: van medicijn tot Frankenstein, winner Create a Course Challenge 2018, is approaching the final phase. During this course students, with different study backgrounds, worked together in ...

  • 6 Jan 2020
    Science photo 'Chrysopoeia - electrified golden tin clouds'
    Eric Schuler wins national chemistry photo contest

    With the photo "Chrysopoeia - electrified golden tin clouds" HIMS PhD student Eric Schuler has won the 2019 photo contest of the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society KNCV. The prize was awarded to him during the ...

  • 6 Jan 2020
    Paul Planken
    HTSM funding for Paul Planken

    Paul Planken, ARCNL group leader and professor at the Institute of Physics at the University of Amsterdam has been granted a project within the program High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM) of NWO. Planken will ...

  • 6 Jan 2020
    Artist’s impression of the area of FRB 180916.J0158+65 (also known as R3) in its host galaxy SDSS J015800.28+654253.0. This image of the host galaxy is derived from the Gemini North telescope on Mauna Kea in Hawaii.
    Repeating Fast Radio Burst adds to mystery about where these signals originate

    Telescopes of the European VLBI Network have observed a Fast Radio Burst originating from a spiral galaxy similar to our own. This Fast Radio Burst (FRB) is the closest that has ever been localised and has been ...

  • 6 Jan 2020
    Christoph Weniger
    ERC Consolidator Grant for Christoph Weniger

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a €2 million Consolidator Grant to UvA astrophysicist Christoph Weniger for the project 'UnDark – New Approaches to Uncover Dark Matter in the post-WIMP Era'.

  • 17 Dec 2019
    Credits: Phxere
    How the brain tracks the location of other beings

    A region of the brain known as the hippocampus constantly keeps track of one’s own location in an environment. It uses this information map to create and consolidate personal memories (like the memory of a music ...

  • 17 Dec 2019
    Andy Pimentel
    NWO grant for Mastering Complexity

    Andy Pimentel of the Systems and Networking Lab receives a grant of the program 'Partnership NWO-domein TTW -ESI: Mastering Complexity (MasCot)'. Parters are ASML, Océ and Philips. The total amount is €570.00 of ...

  • 17 Dec 2019
    Cees Snoek and Henri Bal receive grant for Real-Time Video AI

    Professors Cees Snoek, of the Informatics Institute UvA, and Henri Bal, of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, have received a subsidy of € 750.000 from NWO's Open Technology Programme for their project ‘Real-Time ...