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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
    Electronic Corkscrews

    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 ...