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Results: 61 - 80 of 83
Results: 61 - 80 of 83
7 Jul 2015
Rubicon grant for Benjamin Mosk
A Rubicon grant was awarded to UvA PhD-candidate Benjamin Mosk for his research proposal ‘Gravity by Entanglement’, by the Netherlands Organisation of Scientific Research NWO. The grant provides funding for two years ...
9 Jun 2015
Buckling on demand
Researchers from Leiden University, the Netherlands, designed a novel metamaterial that buckles on demand. Small structural variations in the material single out regions that buckle selectively under external stress, ...
18 May 2015
Vidi grant for Enrico Pajer
A Vidi grant was awarded to Enrico Pajer, theoretical cosmologist at Utrecht University and staff member at the Delta Institute for Theoretical Physics by the Netherlands Organisation of Scientific Research NWO. With ...
1 Apr 2015
In the first edition of the new Amsterdam Science Magazine, Jasper van Wezel (ITFA) describes his research on electronic corkscrews.
24 Mar 2015
FOM Projectruimte Grant for Henk Stoof and Dries van Oosten (Utrecht University)
Prof. Henk Stoof and Dr Dries van Oosten have received a FOM Projectruimte Grant for their research proposal ‘Shaping the sound of light’. Their objective is to create and study a Bose-Einstein condensate of light. ...
10 Mar 2015
Theoretical physicists design ‘holy grail’ of materials science
Physicists of Utrecht University and their French colleagues have theoretically designed the ‘holy grail’ of material science. This material should exhibit a unique combination of the exceptional electronic ...
25 Feb 2015
PRIMEUR: Natuurkunde Olympiade voor de onderbouw
Leerlingen in de onderbouw van HAVO en VWO kunnen dit jaar voor het eerst meedoen aan de junioreditie van de Natuurkunde Olympiade. Deze is ontwikkeld door het Freudenthal Instituut (Universiteit Utrecht) en wordt ...
11 Feb 2015
Strings attached to future high temperature superconductivity
The behaviour of strongly correlated electron systems, such as high temperature superconductors, defies explanation in the language of ordinary quantum theory. A seemingly unrelated area of physics, string theory, ...
9 Feb 2015
Dark matter in the inner Milky Way
An international team of researchers including University of Amsterdam physicist Gianfranco Bertone, has obtained the first observational proof of the presence of dark matter in the innermost part of the Milky Way, ...
19 Jan 2015
Topological protection in mechanical metamaterials
Researchers at Leiden University, the Netherlands, showed that certain crystal defects in mechanical metamaterials can harbour topologically protected motions. These mechanical states are analogues of protected ...
12 Jan 2015
New app lets you swipe through dark matter
What is dark matter actually? Chances are that the answer to this question – and a lot more information – can be found in the new app ‘Dark Matter - Behind the Scenes of the Universe’. Developed by UvA researcher ...
3 Jan 2015
MISTI Global Seed Fund for physicist Waalewijn and colleagues
UvA physicist Dr Wouter Waalewijn, together with his colleagues Prof. Iain Stewart (MIT) and Dr Frank Tackmann (DESY), received a grant from the MISTI Global Seed Fund. The grant is aimed at promoting and supporting ...
14 Dec 2014
Delta ITP grants five new research projects
The Delta ITP board recently decided to grant 5 new research projects.
11 Dec 2014
Lorentz medal for Sir Michael Berry
The British physicist Michael Berry, emeritus professor at the University of Bristol, is receiving the Lorentz medal 2014 for the development of the theory of the geometric phase, which plays an important role in ...
2 Dec 2014
ERC Grant for Miranda Cheng
Miranda Cheng received an ERC starting grant for her project 'Moonshine and String Theory'. With the grant, dr Cheng will be able to further explore the mysterious 'moonshine relation' in the context of string ...
1 Dec 2014
Erik van der Wurff wins Lorentz Master Award
Erik van der Wurff (Utrecht University) has won the Lorentz Master Award for his master thesis on the collective behaviour of photons. Van der Wurff did his master research under supervision of Henk Stoof.
21 Nov 2014
Three new FOM 'Vrije Programma's' for theoretical physics
Three new research programs in theoretical physics have been awarded a FOM 'Vrije Programma' grant. 'Higgs as a probe and portal' by professor Eric Laenen (University of Amsterdam), 'Observing the big bang: the ...
21 Nov 2014
Three FOM 'Projectruimte' grants for theoretical physics
The Foundation FOM has awarded three theoretical physicists with a ‘Projectruimte’ grant: Ben Freivogel (University of Amsterdam), Dirk Schuricht (Utrecht University) and Rembert Duine (Utrecht University).
7 Oct 2014
Bert Vercnocke receives ASL Prize for Science and Technology
Theoretical physicist Bert Vercnocke (UvA Institute of Physics) received the prize for his PhD thesis Hidden structures of black holes. Vercnocke worked on his thesis at the KU Leuven. The prize is granted once ...
23 Jun 2014
Two FOM 'Projectruimte' grants for UvA physicists
The Foundation FOM has awarded the two proposals in the 'Projectruimte' call of Dr. Diego Hofman and Prof. Jean-Sébastien Caux. With two out of in total five grants in this national call, the Institute of Physics of ...