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Results: 21 - 40 of 2185
  • 16 Aug 2019
    Archaeological findings on University Library construction site

    Recently, an archaeological dig was undertaken in the courtyard between the former Zusterhuis and Tweede Chirurgische Kliniek buildings as part of realising the new University Library. This investigation was carried ...

  • 16 Aug 2019
    Publication: ‘The Routledge Companion to Big History’

    ‘Big History’ is a field of research in full development. Esther Quaedackers of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) is one of the editors of the recently published book ‘The Routledge Companion to Big ...

  • 9 Aug 2019
    Pebbles determine the direction in which planets rotate

    Planets often rotate in the same direction around their own axis as their direction of travel around the star they orbit. Although this phenomenon cannot be explained by the classic theoretical model, the relatively ...

  • 1 Aug 2019
    Encoding gravity… without gravity

    Surprisingly, the combination of gravity and quantum mechanics can be encoded in laws of nature that do not involve gravity at all. Physicists from the UvA Institute of Physics and several US universities have now ...

  • 29 Jul 2019
    Power outage at Roeterseiland Campus on 29 July

    There is currently a power outage at our Roeterseiland Campus (REC). As a result, Buildings A, B, C, and D are all closed. The Tienhovengebouw and De Plint are also closed.

  • 24 Jul 2019
    Marie Brands nominated for KNCV Golden Master Award 2019

    Marie Brands, who is currently a PhD student at the research group for Homogeneous, Supramolecular and Bio-Inspired Catalysis of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, has been nominated for the 'Golden ...

  • 23 Jul 2019
    Rubicon grant for three UvA researchers

    Three researchers who recently received their PhD at the University of Amsterdam have been awarded a Rubicon grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) to conduct research abroad. Marie Deserno, Sylvie Lesuis and ...

  • 22 Jul 2019
    AISSR awarded four NWO Open Competition grants

    Congratulations to Wouter van der Brug, Eric Schliesser (Political Science), Matthijs Kalmijn, and Olav Velthuis (Sociology), who have been awarded a NWO Open Competition grant.

  • 16 Jul 2019
    Obituary Tom Gregorkiewicz

    On the 7th of July our close colleague, group leader, PhD/MSc supervisor and friend Tom Gregorkiewicz unexpectedly but peacefully passed away while on a working visit to the CINAP Institute at Sungkyunkwan ...

  • 16 Jul 2019
    Veni research grants for 23 UvA researchers

    The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant worth up to 250,000 euros to 166 highly promising young scientists. The grant provides the laureates with the opportunity to further elaborate their own ideas ...

  • 15 Jul 2019
    Conservation and Restoration hands-on during Operation Night Watch

    The UvA programme Conservation and Restoration is prominently represented in Operation Night Watch, the largest research project ever for Rembrandt’s masterpiece. The project, which was kicked off this summer, is ...

  • 15 Jul 2019
    Plants under drought stress change their microbes through their roots

    Plants that are under stress from drought can change the behavior of nearby fungi and bacteria, according to a new study led by Franciska de Vries, professor of Earth Surface Science at the University of Amsterdam. ...

  • 15 Jul 2019
    Samaya Nissanke elected GRAPPA spokesperson

    Samaya Nissanke has been elected as the new spokesperson for the Gravitation and AstroParticle Physics Amsterdam (GRAPPA) centre of excellence at the University of Amsterdam. Nissanke is the successor of Gianfranco ...

  • 15 Jul 2019
    Gianfranco Bertone appointed founding director of EuCAPT

    On July 10, 2019, a group of leading theoretical physicists active in fields of astroparticle physics and cosmology met with representatives of APPEC and CERN to kick-off EuCAPT (European Consortium for AstroParticle ...

  • 15 Jul 2019
    Music interventions reduce stress

    Stress negatively impacts our health. We know that better and better. But how can we reduce stress when our daily environments keep stress levels up? Scientists looked into the effects of music interventions by ...

  • 11 Jul 2019
    Plans for ‘student loan funds’ officially adopted

    On Wednesday 10 July, the Executive Board officially adopted the plans for the allocation of the student loan funds. These funds, which are granted by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, are derived from ...

  • 10 Jul 2019
    Six UvA students selected for Huawei’s ‘Seeds for the Future’ programme

    Six UvA bachelor’s students have been selected to take part in Huawei’s ‘Seeds for the Future’ programme this summer. The students will travel to China where they will spend two weeks further developing their ICT ...

  • 10 Jul 2019
    The hard facts behind deportation regimes

    Many countries have created deportation strategies that bring danger, despair and death. Why do we tolerate this? Funded by the European Research Council, anthropologist Barak Kalir studied the huge deportation ...

  • 9 Jul 2019
    Drop in air pollution a major boost for solar power in China

    China could significantly increase its production of solar-generated electricity by taking meaningful steps to cut back current air pollution levels. This is one of the main conclusions of a new joint research paper ...

  • 9 Jul 2019
    Idea Generator programme funding for three UvA researchers

    Research proposals submitted by three UvA researchers have been granted funding from the National Science Agenda’s Idea Generator programme. The three proposals were submitted by forensic youth care researcher ...