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Results: 41 - 60 of 1878
  • 17 Sep 2019
    ‘You will be expected to have an opinion on everything’

    This past year, Roeland Voorbergen (20) served as chair of the Central Student Council (CSR), the council that represents the interests of all University of Amsterdam (UvA) students. This academic year, Pjotr van der ...

  • 16 Sep 2019
    National Agenda for Quantum Technology: the next step for the Netherlands

    The Netherlands is a leading centre for the development of quantum hardware and software, as well as the accompanying algorithms and applications. To retain this position, it is important for the country to keep ...

  • 16 Sep 2019
    EC funds Innovative Training Network for quantum clocks

    The European Commission has announced that it will support the new MoSaiQC Innovative Training Network for quantum clocks. The new network will be coordinated by prof. Florian Schreck at the University of Amsterdam. ...

  • 12 Sep 2019
    UvA in 62nd place in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

    The University of Amsterdam is ranked 62nd in the 2019-2020 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, the same position that it occupied in last year’s list. The rankings were published on 11 September.

  • 10 Sep 2019
    Human emotional vocalisations: learned or innate?

    Are emotional expressions shaped by innate specialised mechanisms that guide learning, or do they develop exclusively from learning? In a classic ‘nature versus nurture’ study, social psychology researcher Disa ...

  • 6 Sep 2019
    Breakthrough Prize for EHT collaboration, New Horizons Prize for Nissanke

    The Breakthrough Prize Foundation announced the recipients of the prestigious 2020 Breakthrough Prizes and 2020 New Horizons Prizes in recognition of important achievements in the Life Sciences, Fundamental Physics, ...

  • 4 Sep 2019
    9/11: One event, many meanings

    The 2001 attacks on the Twin Towers prompted an intensification of the debate around Islam in the Netherlands, while in the United States they were seen as a brutal disruption of its national security utopia. Is an ...

  • 3 Sep 2019
    Opening of the academic year 2019-2020: What inspires academia?

    The ivory tower is a thing of the past, as these days scientists and students play an active and outspoken role in public debate. During the opening of the 2019-2020 academic year, staff and students talked about how ...

  • 3 Sep 2019
    Prestigious ERC Starting Grants awarded to 10 UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Starting Grants to no fewer than 10 researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The laureates are Marija Bartl, Cristóbal Bonelli, Thomas Buser, Corentin ...

  • 3 Sep 2019
    Fourth AI University Professor appointed

    The University of Amsterdam has appointed Prof. Natali Helberger as a new University Professor to the chair in Law and Digital Technology, with a special emphasis on Artificial Intelligence. Her appointment will ...

  • 3 Sep 2019
    Gravitation grants for the study of mental disorders and artificial intelligence

    Alongside a Gravitation grant of 20 million euros for research into plant stress, conducted under the aegis of the UvA, two other consortia in which UvA scientists are participating have been awarded millions in ...

  • 2 Sep 2019
    UvA astronomer Lorenzo Pino awarded time with Hubble Space Telescope

    Dr Lorenzo Pino of the University of Amsterdam’s Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy has successfully applied to perform a research project with the famous Hubble Space Telescope. He will be awarded time to use ...

  • 30 Aug 2019
    €20 million for plant stress research

    A consortium headed by the University of Amsterdam will receive a grant of over €20 million to study the relationship between plants and the microorganisms that live on their roots. In due course, this project is ...

  • 30 Aug 2019
    Left or right? Novel algorithm takes chirality determination to the next level

    Researchers at the Molecular Photonics group of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences at the University of Amsterdam have significantly improved the experimental determination of the chirality or ...

  • 27 Aug 2019
    Horizon 2020 funding for UvA computer scientists

    Andy Pimentel, Clemens Grelck and Sebastian Altmeyer of the University of Amsterdam’s Informatics have been awarded a large grant from the EU Horizon 2020 programme. Their project, concerning the system adaptivity of ...

  • 27 Aug 2019
    Master's student Rik Helwegen graduated on fair algorithms

    In the Dutch society, more and more decisions are being made by automated systems which are based on algorithms. But how fair is the use of algorithms? This question was studied on behalf of the City of Amsterdam by ...

  • 26 Aug 2019
    How are artificial intelligence and data affecting our society?

    Data plays an increasingly important role in our daily lives. What effects and consequences is this having? How are citizens adapting to the new developments? These questions are key to the research of Claes de ...

  • 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 ...