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Results: 1 - 20 of 2912
  • Sculptor
    Dark matter even more elusive than previously thought
    17 Sep 2020
    Dark matter is even more elusive than thought before. This is the main message of a new study by a group of scientists that includes Shin’ichiro Ando of the Institute of Physics at the University of Amsterdam. The ...
  • Astronomers capture stellar winds in unprecedented detail
    17 Sep 2020
    Astronomers from Belgium and the Netherlands, including Alex de Koter from the University of Amsterdam, present an explanation for the mesmerising shapes of planetary nebulae. The discovery is based on an ...
  • Algorithms and Inequality: How Camming Sites Work
    16 Sep 2020
    The exact details remain sketchy. All we know is that at some point on 3 April 1996, a young American student by the name of Jennifer Ringley ushered in a new phase in the then nascent Internet revolution. ...
  • UvA drones are now allowed to fly almost anywhere
    16 Sep 2020
    Great news: the UvA recently became certified drone operator. This means that UvA researchers are now allowed to fly drones in areas where they are normally prohibited and that they can use heavier equipment than ...
  • Partial collapse of Grimburgwal canal wall near BG2 - update 14 September
    14 Sep 2020
    On Tuesday, 1 September, part of the canal wall along the Grimburgwal collapsed. The wall in question is outside building BG2 (Binnengasthuis premises), which houses the Education Desk of the Faculty of Humanities ...
  • Only 10 percent of world’s protected nature areas are connected, threatening biodiversity
    11 Sep 2020
    Protected nature areas are essential for conserving the earth’s biodiversity. But having isolated protected areas isn’t enough; to really maintain biodiversity, it is essential that these areas are also connected. A ...
  • The rise and success of economic sanctions
    8 Sep 2020
    The use of economic sanctions continues to rise around the globe. ‘While democracy and liberal institutions have led to the decline of war, they paradoxically have also triggered the rise of economic coercion as a ...
  • Antal van den Bosch appointed professor by special appointment of Language and Artificial Intelligence
    8 Sep 2020
    Prof. A.P.J. van den Bosch (1969) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Language and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Humanities. The special chair was ...
  • Boris Noordenbos
    Conspiracy theories and the socialist past
    3 Sep 2020
    Many classic conspiracy theories concern the withholding of information from the public. In Central and Eastern Europe, however, suspicion is more commonly aimed at outside influences. Thanks to an ERC Starting Grant ...
  • Eight UvA researchers receive ERC Starting Grants
    3 Sep 2020
    The European Research Council (ERC) has this year awarded Starting Grants to eight UvA researchers. The laureates are: Thijs Bol, Janna Cousijn, Efstratios Gavves, Imke Harbers, Kristine Krause, Sanne Kruikemeier, ...
  • Embed public values in AI development
    3 Sep 2020
    Digital systems are becoming ever smarter and able to self-learn. This can be great for end users, who will receive much better services. But to what extent are public values safeguarded in this development? Do we ...
  • UvA in 66th place in Times Higher Education World University Rankings
    2 Sep 2020
    The University of Amsterdam is ranked 66th in the 2020-2021 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, which were published on 2 September. This is a slight drop compared to last year, when the UvA was ...
  • COVID-19 sparks creativity among UvA Economics and Business lecturers
    2 Sep 2020
    The COVID-19 situation has stimulated a high degree of creativity at UvA Economics and Business (UvA EB). Students have been saying 'Using Zoom the whole day isn’t very inspiring', and 'We really want to come back to ...
  • 2020-2021 Opening Academic Year: Connect
    31 Aug 2020
    On 31 August we opened the 2020-2021 academic year with a modified programme, as befits these strange times. To celebrate the start of the new academic year, an online live broadcast was held from Amsterdam Science Park
  • Effective digital mental health more necessary than ever during COVID-19 pandemic
    31 Aug 2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused worldwide fear, uncertainty and restriction of movement. The physical distancing, socio-economic consequences of quarantine measures, and the loss of social support are a grave threat ...
  • From identification to a chemical fingerprint for explosives in forensic research
    28 Aug 2020
    The police frequently encounter explosives in their forensic investigations related to criminal and terrorist activities. Chemical analysis of explosives can yield valuable tactical information for police and ...
  • Jan de Boer
    Jan de Boer new member of Executive Board Dutch Research Council
    27 Aug 2020
    The Minister of Education, Culture and Science has appointed UvA-IoP physicist Prof. Jan de Boer as a member of the Executive Board of the Dutch Research Council (NWO). De Boer will also become the new chair of NWO’s ...
  • UvA launches new research project on how to design tax systems for a post COVID-19 world
    27 Aug 2020
    Today, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) announced the launch of the research project “Designing the tax system for a Cashless, Platform-based and Technology-driven society” (CPT project). The ambitious initiative is ...
  • Writer Philipp Blom to deliver first State of European Literature lecture
    26 Aug 2020
    On 18 September, the Faculty of Humanities is organising the State of European Literature for the first time, an annual lecture in which a renowned European writer will examine the significance of literature in ...
  • Would you fall for a fake video? UvA research suggests you might
    24 Aug 2020
    As concerns about election interference around the globe continue to rise, the phenomenon of deepfakes and their possible impact on democratic processes remains surprisingly understudied. An interdisciplinary team of ...