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Results: 41 - 60 of 2185
  • 8 Jul 2019
    Inferring causal relationships from climate data requires advanced statistical techniques

    A broad team of 21 researchers from 19 different research institutes, including Dr Rick Quax from the University of Amsterdam’s Computational Science Lab, believe that more advanced statistical techniques are ...

  • 8 Jul 2019
    Gravitational wave reveals expansion rate of the universe

    An international team of scientists, including UvA astronomer Samaya Nissanke (also affiliated with Nikhef and RU), has determined the controversial expansion rate of the universe in an alternative way. The ...

  • 5 Jul 2019
    Jeroen van Dongen to give Elizabeth Paris Public Engagement Lecture on history of science

    Historian of Physics Prof. Jeroen van Dongen (UvA-Institute of Physics) has been invited to give the prestigious Elizabeth Paris Public Engagement Lecture during the annual American History of Science Society meeting ...

  • 5 Jul 2019
    UvA places 20th in Europe Teaching Rankings 2019

    The University of Amsterdam is in 20th place in the Europe Teaching Rankings 2019. In this ranking, published on Thursday 4 July, Times Higher Education (THE) assesses teaching at European universities.

  • 4 Jul 2019
    User comments influence YouTube viewing experience

    Online videos on platforms such as YouTube can entertain us because they are funny and provide enjoyment. But they can also affect us because they are sad or tragic. UvA scientists studied the effect of user comments ...

  • 4 Jul 2019
    New projects on societal implications of AI

    Seven interdisciplinary, innovative projects are launched to investigate the societal implications of AI. Highlighting the breadth and the depth of AI research at the University of Amsterdam, these projects showcase ...

  • 3 Jul 2019
    UvA and University of Birmingham intensify collaboration

    The Universities of Amsterdam and Birmingham have intensified their collaboration with a strategic partnership. Both universities have worked together for a number of years in the area of staff and student exchange. ...

  • 1 Jul 2019
    Esther Quaedackers receives Comenius grant for "Local Big Histories"

    Esther Quaedackers receives a Comenius grant of 50,000 euros to develop a new international course "Local Big Histories" at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS). In this subject that is still to be ...

  • 1 Jul 2019
    IoP physicists observe interactions between Rydberg atoms and trapped ions

    Two building blocks for quantum computers are so-called Rydberg atoms and trapped ions. So far, these systems, each with its own advantages, had been studied separately, but physicists from the UvA Institute of ...

  • 26 Jun 2019
    EPICUR Alliance receives five million euro grant from European Commission

    The European Partnership for Innovative Campus Unifying Regions (EPICUR) alliance has secured the support of the European Commission for € 5 million over three years to become an attractive, innovative European ...

  • 24 Jun 2019
    Peter Bolhuis appointed as scientific director of HIMS

    Starting 1 July 2019, Peter Bolhuis will be the new scientific director of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS). Bolhuis, Professor of Simulation of Biomolecular and Soft ...

  • 21 Jun 2019
    The similarities between a Van Gogh painting and a golf ball

    On a molecular scale, there are surprising similarities between the outer shell of a golf ball and the white oil paint used by Van Gogh and his contemporaries. In both cases, the interactions between zinc ions and ...

  • 21 Jun 2019
    Funding for four talented Humanities PhD candidates

    Media scholars Jori Snels and Sal Hagen, historian Rosa de Jong and sign linguistics scholar Cindy van Boven have received funding for their doctoral research at the UvA through the NWO programme PhDs in the ...

  • 21 Jun 2019
    UvA invests substantially in interdisciplinary research on urban mental health

    Urban living is on the rise. Urban environments, like Amsterdam, are characterized by features that make city life not only attractive and exciting, but also more challenging and stressful than rural environments, ...

  • 20 Jun 2019
    Registration open for Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2019

    Do you have an innovative idea for a service or a product that can make a difference to society? Then participate with your idea. Three prizes, each €7.500, will be awarded in the categories Alpha/ Gamma, Beta and ...

  • 19 Jun 2019
    UvA Placemaking launches online knowledge platform at We Make The City festival

    The We Make The City festival focuses on the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area on urgent urban issues and solutions. Tuesday evening, June 18th, the interdisciplinary course "Placemaking" organised by the Institute for ...

  • 18 Jun 2019
    UvA ranked 64th in 2019-2020 QS World University Rankings

    The University of Amsterdam has been ranked 64th this year in the 2019/2020 QS World University Rankings. This is a drop of seven places compared to last year when the UvA was in 57th place. The ranking was published ...

  • 18 Jun 2019
    Leaving microbes out of climate change conversation has major consequences, experts warn

    An international group of leading microbiologists, including UvA professor Jef Huisman, have issued a warning that climate change will have a major impact on microorganisms with cascading effects on ecosystems, ...

  • 17 Jun 2019
    Does independent mobility help children know their cities better?

    When we travel from A to B we are exposed to our physical environments. This can influence how we feel about our cities, especially in times when we seem to increasingly live in social and spatial bubbles. How is ...

  • 15 Jun 2019
    Jan van Vegchel winner UvA Thesis Prize 2019

    Alumnus Information Law is the winner of the UvA Thesis Prize 2019. He researched the revival of the right to answer in the digital era.