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Results: 81 - 88 of 88
  • 14 Mar 2014
    Statistics contribute to dramatic drop in average length of hospitalisation

    The Institute for Business and Industrial Statistics of the University of Amsterdam is better known as IBIS UvA and celebrates its twentieth anniversary this May. Founder Ronald Does is still in charge of this ...

  • 11 Mar 2014
    ‘Study macroeconomics with realistic behavioural models'

    Nowadays for many of us it’s much easier to imagine the link between ‘chaos and economics’ than in 1999 when this was the title of Cars Hommes’ inaugural address. He referred to scientific chaos, but what is that ...

  • 11 Mar 2014
    Smaller classrooms lead to higher adult incomes

    A class size reduction from 25 to 20 students provides students on average with over three per cent higher wages when they are between 27 and 42 years old.

  • 11 Mar 2014
    Prestige of math and science scares off girls because they are less competitive

    What’s the problem with girls and mathematics? Despite many efforts to encourage their enthusiasm for science and technology, there are still only a few female students in technical universities and sciences like ...

  • 6 Oct 2013
    Next step for collaboration between UvA and VU physicists and astronomers

    On Thursday 3 October, the collective scientific and support staff of the Institute of Physics, the Astronomical Institute Anton Pannekoek and the VU-FEW Physics department met to discuss their planned integration in ...

  • 27 Aug 2013
    UvA Executive Board visits particle accelerator at CERN

    On 21 August, the Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam was invited for a VIP visit to the CERN institute in Geneva. UvA professor Stan Bentvelsen, who is strongly involved in the Dutch contribution to the ...

  • 28 Jul 2013
    Speed limit set for ultra-fast electrical switch

    An international team of researchers, which includes UvA physicists Hermann Dürr and Mark Golden, has clocked the speed limit for electrical switching in magnetite (Fe3O4), a naturally magnetic mineral. Their results ...

  • 16 Jun 2013
    Physicists solve mysteries of quantum magnets

    A team of scientists, including prof. Jean-Sébastien Caux of the UvA’s Institute of Physics, has made a breakthrough into the properties of quantum magnets that can impact our understanding of fundamental physics. ...