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Results: 41 - 60 of 2596
  • colloidal molecules
    Micrometre-size molecular modelling kit shows real chemical reactions
    14 May 2021
    Molecules are so small that we cannot even see them with ordinary microscopes. This makes studying molecules or chemical reactions difficult: researchers are limited to either indirect observations or computer ...
  • Several physical exchange programmes to be allowed to go ahead, subject to conditions
    12 May 2021
    On 20 April, a decision was made to cancel all physical exchange programmes in the first semester of the 2021-2022 academic year. This decision was based on the advice against travelling worldwide and to give ...
  • Controllable, Accountable, Transparent: the Responsible Internet (CATRIN)
    12 May 2021
    The University of Amsterdam is partner in the CATRIN project, one of the recently funded projects in the NWO CyberSecurity call.
  • Why do we make the decisions we make?
    11 May 2021
    In the fields of economics and business, decision-making is key. How do consumers choose which item to purchase or which business to patronise? How do those working in the financial markets decide whether they think ...
  • Jason Hessels appointed professor of Observational High-Energy Astrophysics, in particular Radio Astronomy
    4 May 2021
    Dr Jason Hessels has been appointed professor of Observational High-Energy Astrophysics, in particular Radio Astronomy at the Faculty of Science at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Prince Rupert's drop
    How big is a fragment?
    4 May 2021
    When a drinking glass falls on the floor and breaks, the shards will vary in size from large to extremely small. For the broken glass of a bus shelter, the story is different: all fragments have roughly the same ...
  • coronavirus
    Latest scientific insights in aerosol transmission coronavirus
    3 May 2021
    During a recent KNAW webinar, speakers from several relevant disciplines gathered to discuss the recent insights into the (aerosol) transmission of the coronavirus. As a result of this meeting, scientists from the ...
  • UvA Open: alumni event in brand new (online) format
    30 Apr 2021
    UvA Open is organized for and by alumni of the University of Amsterdam in a brand new online format.
  • Emma Mamisoa Nomena in Forbes 30 under 30
    29 Apr 2021
    With her research on green materials, PhD student Emma Mamisoa Nomena previously won the Green Talents Award. Now she is listed in the Forbes 30 under 30 Europe, a list of talented millennials compiled by Forbes ...
  • Social networks as an antidote to loneliness
    29 Apr 2021
    The coronavirus pandemic is having a significant impact on young people’s mental health. Youth care researcher Levi van Dam suggest with international colleagues that mentors chosen by young people themselves from ...
  • Two chemistry high school students
    UvA researchers coach finalists of high school chemistry competition
    26 Apr 2021
    Last Friday saw the online live finals of the 'profielwerkstuk' competition 'Imagination at Work' of Centrum JongerenCommunicatie Chemie (C3). The victory went to students of Canisius College Nijmegen, who ...
  • Vote for a new interdisciplinary elective course
    23 Apr 2021
    Out of 36 submitted ideas for the Create a Course Challenge Special Edition: Sustainability, 10 ideas have been selected. Cast your vote and help decide which ideas should continue in the race to become a new, ...
  • Albert Polman receives ERC Advanced Research Grant
    22 Apr 2021
    Albert Polman, professor of nanophotonics and photovoltaics at UvA and AMOLF group leader, has received an Advanced Research Grant of 2.5 million euros from the European Research Council. Polman will use the grant to ...
  • Divesting fairly from fossil fuels around the world
    22 Apr 2021
    To combat global warming, we have to stop using fossil fuels. This will have a major impact on both investors in related industries who will have to write off trillions of dollars and developing countries that had ...
  • Sennay Ghebreab, group leader Socially Intelligent Artificial Systems (SIAS). Photo D. Muller.
    Advancing society through inclusive AI technology
    22 Apr 2021
    Sennay Ghebreab, chair of the group: ‘AI should be working for people, instead of people working for AI.’
  • gecko and tape
    How does Gecko tape work?
    21 Apr 2021
    To solve practical issues, sometimes all we have to do is study nature. An often quoted example is that of the gecko, a small animal known for the phenomenal adhesive strength in its feet, which allows it to walk on ...
  • Woman looks online at information about breast cancer
    Promoting cancer screening through social media analyses
    20 Apr 2021
    Early identification through screening is a crucial element in reducing the burden of cancer. But many people don’t participate in the mass screening offered and recommended by the Dutch state. How do people arrive ...
  • Which student emotionally affects the teacher?
    20 Apr 2021
    A teacher can experience a lot of joy through contact with students, but can also feel frustration when students show disruptive behaviours. Education scientist Janneke de Ruiter studied the emotional interactions ...
  • Changes to European meteorological data policies threaten aerial biodiversity monitoring
    15 Apr 2021
    A group of international scientists, including UvA professor Judy Shamoun-Baranes, warns that changes to European meteorological data policies threaten biodiversity monitoring as they make vital data unavailable. In ...
  • Boiling water
    Water and quantum magnets share critical physics
    14 Apr 2021
    Water can freeze from liquid to solid ice or boil into a gas. In the kitchen these so-called phase transitions aren’t smooth, but at high pressure their discontinuous nature is smoothed out. An international team of ...