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Results: 1 - 20 of 2678
  • UvA biologists find gene that creates extra vacuoles in plant cells
    28 Oct 2021
    Sometimes plant cells don’t have just one large central cavity, or vacuole, but several. These can even have different functions. How is that possible? A team led by UvA biologists Ronald Koes and Francesca ...
  • AI investments highly profitable in the Amsterdam region
    28 Oct 2021
    Every euro invested in R&D for artificial intelligence (AI) in the Amsterdam region can generate more than five euros in extra economic prosperity in the long term. This is the outcome of research into the added ...
  • Podcast series ‘PhD Unplugged’ to improve the well-being of PhD students
    28 Oct 2021
    Although an alarming number of PhD students are struggling with psychological problems, universities are generally failing to respond. This situation prompted sisters Lara and Luisa Solms, both PhD students in Work ...
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    Open Science grant for SciPost
    27 Oct 2021
    The project ‘Next stage development of SciPost’s publishing infrastructure’ of Jean-Sébastien Caux (UvA-IoP) will receive an NWO Open Science grant of 50,000 euros. Caux will use the grant to further develop the ...
  • picture of a brain filled with music notes
    Music interventions effective against stress
    27 Oct 2021
    Stress has become an integral part of our society. Research shows that the negative impact of stress is a major risk factor for the development of physical and mental health problems. It follows that we try to ...
  • NWO Open Science Fund awards six UvA projects
    27 Oct 2021
    Six UvA projects in the field of Open Science will receive a financial boost of up to 50,000 euros from the Dutch Research Council (NWO). The Open Science Fund aims to support researchers in developing, testing and ...
  • UvA signed Memorandum of Understanding for Quantum Application Lab
    26 Oct 2021
    Last week a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the six partners of the Quantum Application Lab, of which the University of Amsterdam.
  • Children and robots: future friends?
    26 Oct 2021
    In the future, humans will come into contact more and more frequently with ‘social robots’ – robots designed specifically for interactions with people. Children are increasingly likely to encounter such robots in ...
  • Objects from Crimea to be returned to Ukraine
    26 Oct 2021
    The disputed objects from Crimea, which have been held since 2014 by the Allard Pierson – the Collections of the University of Amsterdam, must be handed over to the State of Ukraine. This was determined by the ...
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    Sloshing electrons in a charge density wave
    25 Oct 2021
    In the latest edition of Physical Review B, UvA PhD candidate Xuanbo Feng (QuSoft and IoP) and colleagues write about their recent experiments on a material that can go from a normal metal state to a more exotic ...
  • The UvA Data Science Centre announces 7 new interdisciplinary data science PhD positions
    22 Oct 2021
    The UvA Data Science Centre (DSC) is excited to announce 7 new interdisciplinary PhD positions. These will research new data science methods that help to tackle challenging problems in a given domain. 
  • Marieke de Goede (foto: Kirsten van Santen)
    Marieke de Goede appointed dean of the Faculty of Humanities
    21 Oct 2021
    Marieke de Goede, professor of Political Science, with a focus on ‘Europe in a global order’, has been appointed dean of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) by the Executive Board. The ...
  • 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 ...
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    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 ...