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UvA News

Results: 41 - 60 of 2706
Results: 41 - 60 of 2706
  • New IPN special interest group
    21 Oct 2021
    Together with Paola Grosso, Associate Professor of Multi-Scale Networked Systems at the University of Amsterdam, and Fernando Kuipers, Professor of Internet Science at TU Delft, Alexandru Iosup, Professor of ...
  • Daniel Smit
    How can we share the ‘tax cake’ fairly?
    18 Oct 2021
    Placing an order online across the border is a snap. But what about tax? The digitalisation of the economy has disrupted the current international taxation system. As professor by special appointment of the Taxation ...
  • woman wears vr headset and is in shock
    Virtual reality: a front-row seat to the impact of (un)sustainable behaviour
    15 Oct 2021
    Witness first-hand how your mountain of waste plastic expands over the years and what impact your food has on the rainforests. Virtual reality gives you a front-row seat to the impact of unsustainable behaviour. ...
  • UvA scientists develop fully solar-driven autonomous chemical mini-plant
    14 Oct 2021
    Professor Timothy Noël and co-workers in the Flow Chemistry group of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have developed a fully operational standalone solar-powered mini-reactor ...
  • man sticks his head in the sand
    How to explain denial of climate change and how to deal with this?
    14 Oct 2021
    The scientific evidence that human behaviour leads to climate change is overwhelming. Yet, there is still a small group of people who do not believe climate change is real or bad for us. How to explain this denial of ...
  • Roel Beetsma (photo: Kirsten van Santen)
    Roel Beetsma appointed new Dean of Economics and Business
    14 Oct 2021
    Roel Beetsma, professor of Macroeconomics, has been appointed dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) by the Executive Board. The appointment will take effect as of 1 ...
  • Daniel Bonn
    Daniel Bonn elected Fellow of the American Physical Society
    13 Oct 2021
    The Council of Representatives of the American Physical Society has elected UvA physicist Daniel Bonn as a Fellow. The fellowship of the APS is a prestigious recognition of outstanding contributions to physics.
  • A visual representation about how the neural network handles equivariance.
    Accelerate the process of drug discovery with the use of a new neural network
    13 Oct 2021
    A research paper from Victor Garcia Satorras, Emiel Hoogeboom and Max Welling, from the Informatics Institute of the University of Amsterdam, recently got accepted to the ICML congress, the leading conference on ...
  • Binary stars boost cosmic carbon footprint
    13 Oct 2021
    A new study by astronomers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA) in Garching, Germany shows that massive stars produce twice as much carbon when they have a binary ...
  • Isaac Roet Prize 2021 awarded to project empowering adolescents in local communities
    13 Oct 2021
    The Isaac Roet Prize is awarded annually by the Amsterdam University Fund and the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences to a student or researcher whose project promotes the beliefs of Isaac Roet. These beliefs ...
  • AmSIA 2021
    Arnon Lesage and Floris Roelofsen from FNWI in finale of Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award
    12 Oct 2021
    An expert jury, led by Gigi Wang, and the public have selected nine finalists for the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award from the entries from the Amsterdam universities and research institutes.
  • Festive diploma ceremonies for online PhDs
    12 Oct 2021
    Festive diploma ceremonies have been held on five consecutive Saturdays for those PhDs who were required to hold their defences online due to corona restrictions. More than 100 PhD graduates received their doctoral ...
  • group of small figures standing on a mobile phone, shouting and with their fists in the air
    New computational model suggests the existence of polarization tipping-points
    12 Oct 2021
    Politics around the world has in recent decades entered an era of political polarization, in which politics appears like a struggle between warring tribes. An interdisciplinary team of sociologists and physicists ...
  • A future partnership between Europe and North Africa for electricity and hydrogen
    11 Oct 2021
    In a paper just published in Energy Policy, Professor Bob van der Zwaan of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences and co-workers at TNO present detailed model calculations confirming that Europe and North ...
  • skyline of city, you see a lot of water and building
    Urban densification processes put increasing pressure on urban greenspaces
    11 Oct 2021
    Through analysis of satellite imagery, researchers of the University of Amsterdam found a substantial loss of green space in the cities of Amsterdam and Brussels, 15.7% per capita in Amsterdam and 26.5% in Brussels. ...
  • A new framework for protecting mental health in cities
    8 Oct 2021
    People who live in cities face many challenges that threaten their mental health. In countries in which relatively higher numbers of people live in cities, depression, anxiety and addiction are generally more common. ...
  • UvA research shows unintended global ‘side effects’ of EU’s medicines policy
    7 Oct 2021
    The European Union’s laws, regulations and policies regarding access to medicines are having unintended consequences in low- and middle-income countries, according to new research from the UvA’s Law Centre for Health ...
  • figuire of a head caught in a network
    A method to better understand complex behaviour
    7 Oct 2021
    The Covid-19 pandemic showed how difficult it can be to change people's behaviour. Indeed, there is an increasing awareness stemming from psychology that our behaviour is determined by a complex interplay of ...
  • Amsterdam Business School deploys analytics and AI for a better world
    6 Oct 2021
    The Amsterdam Business School (ABS) is collaborating with various universities, scientific institutes and businesses to improve machine learning and optimisation techniques. Dick den Hertog, Professor of Operations ...
  • IIS lecturer Esther Quaedackers dealt creatively with challenges posed by the coronavirus crisis
    6 Oct 2021
    Last year, teachers around the globe had to adjust their classes in order to be able to continue teaching online. By using virtual whiteboards, knowledge clips, interviews with national and international experts in ...