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Results: 21 - 40 of 1821
Results: 21 - 40 of 1821
  • 12 Dec 2019
    Best ever pulsar measurements and first surface map produced

    An international team of scientists, including astronomers from the University of Amsterdam, has succeeded in producing the first precise and dependable measurements of both a pulsar’s size and its mass, as well as ...

  • 11 Dec 2019
    How to improve the position of women in Dutch politics

    Why are women in politics and public administration still ‘the second sex’ despite 100 years of women's suffrage? And what needs to happen to increase political equality? A new collection of essays “Op weg naar een ...

  • 10 Dec 2019
    UvA selected as centre of excellence for the retention of AI talent

    The University of Amsterdam has been selected by the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) as an ‘ELLIS Unit’ to keep talent in machine learning and related AI research fields in Europe. ...

  • 10 Dec 2019
    ‘I remember getting home and falling asleep with my clothes on’

    Ömür (20), Roos (20), Saachi (18) and Artem (20) all became members of the Central Student Council (CSR) in September this year. Their job is to promote the interests of student across the entire UvA. How do they ...

  • 10 Dec 2019
    Anniversary edition: issue 10 of Amsterdam Science Magazine

    It has been five years since a group of inspired Amsterdam scientists decided to set up their own magazine. The goal: to show that we are conducting very interesting scientific research here in Amsterdam, across a ...

  • 10 Dec 2019
    Seven UvA researchers receive ERC Consolidator Grants

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Consolidator Grants to neuroscientist Birte Forstmann, Eastern Europe researcher Artemy Kalinovsky, clinical hematologist Arnon Kater, behavourial scientist Shaul ...

  • 6 Dec 2019
    Are we doing something wrong? Do we need to make a change?

    A recent headline in The Guardian stated that 11,000 scientists are warning of unprecedented suffering as a result of climate change. In fact, since the year 2000, a total of 260,000 scientific articles have been ...

  • 2 Dec 2019
    ENW-KLEIN for Marcel Vonk: Solving unsolvable problems

    The mathematical problems that physicists encounter can rarely be solved exactly. The mathematical technique of resurgence can be a very useful tool to solve such 'unsolvable' problems. Mathematical physicist Marcel ...

  • 2 Dec 2019
    Corentin Coulais obtains NWO grant to develop dissipative metamaterials

    NWO has awarded a grant of €750.000,- to UvA physicist Corentin Coulais. With the funding, Coulais and a team consisting of a postdoc and a PhD student will investigate and develop a novel generation of metamaterials ...

  • 29 Nov 2019
    De Boer, Coster van Voorhout and De Bakker winners of 2019 Innovation Award

    Marissa de Boer (UvA), Jill Coster van Voorhout (UvA) and Bernadette de Bakker (Amsterdam UMC), together with their teams, are the winners of the 2019 Science & Innovation Awards. The three researchers will each ...

  • 29 Nov 2019
    Plastic bag in the sea
    Virtual Reality for cleaner oceans

    We know that plastic pollutes our oceans on a large scale. Still, plastic is part of our daily lives. How can we reduce our plastic consumption and contribute to cleaner oceans? This question is at the heart of a new ...

  • 28 Nov 2019
    Who are the private investors in the housing market, and how is their rise impacting the market?

    Since the financial crisis reached its lowest point in 2013, the number of private investors in the Dutch housing market has been growing. Their large market share is a new phenomenon in the Netherlands and concerns ...

  • 28 Nov 2019
    Protest of Black Lives Matter
    Social media influence protests, but so do local circumstances

    There is a strong link between social media and civil protests. Social media allow people all over the world to connect to an issue and to take action. Are activists better able to mobilise through social media, and ...

  • 25 Nov 2019
    European grant for research into disrupted integration of sensory information in autism

    A consortium led by the University of Amsterdam has been awarded with a grant from the European FLAG-ERA 2019 Joint Transnational call programme.

  • 22 Nov 2019
    Geert ten Dam and Karen Maex reappointed to the Executive Board

    Geert ten Dam and Karen Maex have been reappointed by the Supervisory Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) as, respectively, chairperson of the Executive Board and Rector Magnificus of the university. This ...

  • 21 Nov 2019
    Johan Rockström (photo: M. Axelsson/Azote)
    Honorary UvA doctorate for sustainability expert Johan Rockström

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is bestowing an honorary doctorate on the Swedish earth scientist and sustainability expert Johan Rockström. Rockström will receive the honorary doctorate for his pioneering ...

  • 19 Nov 2019
    Orange the World
    UvA says no to violence: Orange the World

    The University of Amsterdam is participating in Orange the World. During this international campaign, from 25 November to 10 December 2019, we will demonstrate that our university supports the fight against violence ...

  • 19 Nov 2019
    Map of Europe containing pushpins
    Horizon 2020 financing for UvA projects in three major research consortia

    The European Union has allocated funding under the auspices of the Horizon 2020 programme to three major consortia in which the UvA is a partner. The research subjects involve the digital maturity of children, the ...

  • 19 Nov 2019
    Diana Bianchi
    UvA honorary doctorate for medical geneticist and neonatologist Diana Bianchi

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is awarding American neonatologist and medical geneticist Diana Bianchi with an honorary doctorate. This honorary doctorate is awarded to Bianchi for her crucial contributions to ...

  • 14 Nov 2019
    Nicholas Till, professor
    Nicholas Till to hold Pierre Audi Chair in Music Theatre and Opera

    Nicholas Till, internationally renowned professor of Opera Studies, will, as of November 2019, hold the first Music Theatre and Opera Chair in the Netherlands. Till will combine the chair at the UvA with his ...