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Results: 21 - 40 of 83
  • 27 Nov 2017
    Delta ITP grants three new research projects

    Every year the Delta Institute for Theoretical Physics expects to fund several PhD and postdoc positions, assigned to those research projects that best serve the general objectives of the Delta ITP initiative. The ...

  • 13 Jun 2017
    Stanford Prof. Renate Kallosh appointed Lorentz Professor 2017

    Each year an eminent theoretical physicist holds the Lorentz Chair. The 2017 Lorentz professor is Renata Kallosh, from Stanford University. Her stay in Leiden will overlap with the visit of professor Andrei Linde, ...

  • 6 Feb 2017
    Robustness of quantum mechanics under perturbations investigated

    To what extent does a small perturbation influence the dynamical properties of a system? One of the most important results in classical mechanics, the Kolmogorov-Arnold-Moser theorem, states that dynamical systems ...

  • 31 Jan 2017
    Black holes on an electronic chip

    Theoretical physicists have proposed a way to simulate black holes on an electronic chip. This makes it possible to study fundamental aspects of black holes in a laboratory on earth. Additionally, the underlying ...

  • 30 Jan 2017
    Mildred Dresselhaus award for Cristiane Morais Smith

    Prof. Cristiane Morais Smith (Utrecht University) was awarded the Mildred Dresselhaus Prize 2016. The prize comes with the Dresselhaus Guest professorship program at the Centre for Ultrafast Imaging at Hamburg ...

  • 10 Jan 2017
    NWO TOP-subsidie for Henk Stoof and colleagues

    Utrecht University researchers Henk Stoof (Institute for Theoretical Physics) and Daniël Vanmaekelbergh (Debye Institute for Nanomaterials) have been awarded an NWO TOP subsidy of € 780,000 together with their ...

  • 2 Jan 2017
    Anne Kox elected member of Academia Europaea

    Anne Kox, emeritus professor of the History of Physics at the Institute of Physics, has been elected as a member of the Academia Europaea, a European Academy of Humanities, Letters and Sciences.

  • 22 Dec 2016
    ERC Consolidator Grants for Rembert Duine and Ben Freivogel

    Two Delta ITP researchers were awarded a prestigeous ERC Consolidator Grant: theoretical physicists Rembert Duine from Utrecht University, and Ben Freivogel, University of Amsterdam. The ERC Consolidator Grant is ...

  • 19 Dec 2016
    Fluctuations in gamma-ray background indicate two different source classes; no trace of dark matter

    Researchers from the University of Amsterdam GRAPPA Centre of Excellence just published the most precise analysis so far of the fluctuations in the gamma-ray background. They used more than six years of data gathered ...

  • 16 Dec 2016
    Jan de Boer member of new NWO domain board Physical and Natural Sciences

    As per 1 February 2017, prof. Jan de Boer, head of the theoretical physics department in Amsterdam, will be a member of the new NWO domain board for Physical and Natural Sciences. De Boer is currently a member of the ...

  • 6 Dec 2016
    Lecturer in the Spotlight: Jeroen van Dongen

    Physicist and science historian Jeroen van Dongen (IoP) conducts research into the history and philosophy of gravitation. Together with Rens Bod (ILLC) and Julia Kursell (Faculty of Humanities), he is co-director of ...

  • 1 Dec 2016
    Gerard ’t Hooft receives the Niels Bohr Institute Medal of Honour, 2016

    Utrecht professor of theoretical physics, Nobel laureate Gerard ’t Hooft has been awarded the Niels Bohr Institute Medal of Honour, 2016 for his groundbreaking work on black holes, quantum gravity and quantum field ...

  • 27 Nov 2016
    Two new FOM Vrije Programma's in Theoretical Physics

    Two out of seven funded proposals in the 2016 round for FOM 'Vrije Programma's' involve theoretical physics research: the new ‘Strange metals’ programme and ‘Exploring new horizons - Space-time, black holes and ...

  • 16 Nov 2016
    Delta ITP grants three new research projects

    The Delta Institute for Theoretical Physics granted three new research projects.

  • 8 Nov 2016
    New Theory of Gravity Might Explain Dark Mattter

    A new theory of gravity might explain the curious motions of stars in galaxies. Emergent gravity, as the new theory is called, predicts the exact same deviation of motions that is usually explained by inserting dark ...

  • 27 Oct 2016
    Open access platform SciPost launches inaugural edition of first journal

    The inaugural edition of SciPost Physics, a free scientific journal for both authors and readers, will be officially released today. This two-way open access journal forms part of the unique open access scientific ...

  • 14 Oct 2016
    Leiden physicists find way to control fractures

    Rigid materials break more easily than floppy ones. With this simple observation in mind, physicists have found a way to predict and control the width of cracks. Theoretical understanding of how materials break is ...

  • 13 Oct 2016
    Topological materials are highly promising for quantum computer

    This year the Nobel Prize in Physics went to the exotic discipline of topological materials, which is still developing apace. For example, professor of theoretical physics Cristiane Morais Smith (Utrecht University) ...

  • 5 Oct 2016
    Nobel Prize in Physics for topological phase transitions

    The British-born scientists David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 for their theoretical discovery of topological phase transitions.

  • 13 Sep 2016
    ERC Starting Grant for Diego Hofman

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Starting Grant to Diego Hofman, theoretical physicist at the University of Amsterdam, for his research proposal 'Non-AdS Holography and Generalized Geometric ...