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Results: 1 - 20 of 1908
  • Geert Timmermans appointed as Honorary Fellow
    26 Jul 2021
    Geert Timmermans (1956), urban ecologist with the municipality of Amsterdam, has been appointed Honorary Fellow at the UvA Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics. Geert Timmermans is the first Honorary ...
  • Max Welling will lead new Microsoft Research Lab in Amsterdam
    20 Jul 2021
    As of September 2021, Max Welling Informatics Institute, will be joining Microsoft to head the new Lab. He will keep his appointment at the University of Amsterdam as full professor and continue to supervise his ...
  • Michael Walter
    ‘I feel like we are part of something bigger’
    16 Jul 2021
    Within a few years, or at least in this decade, it should happen. The first working quantum computer will become a reality. When it does, it will be a breakthrough comparable to the arrival of the internet. A quantum ...
  • Portrait of Bob van der Zwaan
    Investments in solar and wind power generation need to increase fast if goals of Paris Agreement are to be met
    16 Jul 2021
    To meet the Paris Agreement to keep global warming below 2 °C, society has to increase investments in low-carbon power generation, especially for solar and wind technologies. This follows from an multi-model scenario ...
  • AI can help improve precision radiotherapy
    16 Jul 2021
    The Netherlands Cancer Institute, University of Amsterdam (UvA), and Elekta will collaborate on the development of new AI strategies for the further improvement of precision radiotherapy. This concerns the ...
  • Quantum.Amsterdam and Quantum Delta NL celebrate their close collaboration
    15 Jul 2021
    On July 14, the new quantum innovation hub Quantum.Amsterdam, established by the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) and research center QuSoft, raised the flag together with Quantum ...
  • Image of electrolyser
    Chemists at University of Amsterdam develop novel electrolyser for hydrogen production
    14 Jul 2021
    In a recent Nature Communications paper, a group of researchers led by Dr Ning Yan of the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences at the University of Amsterdam showcases a practical membrane-free approach to ...
  • Artistic rendering of an astronaut observing particles coming off a planet with a magnifying glass.
    First measurement of isotopes in atmosphere of exoplanet
    14 Jul 2021
    An international team of astronomers have become the first in the world to detect isotopes in the atmosphere of an exoplanet. It concerns different forms of carbon in the gaseous giant planet TYC 8998-760-1 b at a ...
  • NWO-Vidi grants worth €800,000 for 13 UvA researchers
    14 Jul 2021
    The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded Vidi grants worth €800,000 each to 13 experienced researchers from the UvA and the Amsterdam UMC, location AMC. The grants will enable them to develop their own innovative ...
  • Vidi laureates
    Vidi grants awarded to three IoP physicists
    14 Jul 2021
    The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has announced the recipients of this year’s Vidi grants. IoP physicists were very successful in their applications: all three grant proposals that were submitted were awarded. Flavia ...
  • Photo: Manuel de la Riva
    Winds and geography shape zigzag migration of Eleonora’s falcons between Canary Islands and Madagascar
    13 Jul 2021
    To reach their winter homes in Madagascar from their breeding grounds in the Canary Islands - and vice versa - Eleonora's falcons don’t take the shortest route, instead they zigzag across the width of Africa. This is ...
  • Portrait of Timothy Noël
    Timothy Noël receives KNCV Gold Medal 2021
    12 Jul 2021
    The KNCV Gold Medal 2021, the highest Dutch award for top chemical talent, has been awarded to Prof. Timothy Noël of Flow Chemistry at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences of the University of Amsterdam. ...
  • Amsterdam council approves plan for University Quarter
    9 Jul 2021
    The Amsterdam municipal council has approved the UvA’s plans for the renovation of the University Quarter. Over the next ten years, the UvA will be restoring and preserving its monumental buildings on and around the ...
  • Why you should apply sunscreen every two hours
    9 Jul 2021
    With sunny weather and vacations on the horizon, we are once again being given plenty of warnings about the effects of the sun on our skin. It is clear that sunscreen is indispensable, but does it matter which one ...
  • SLICES added to ESFRI 2021 Roadmap
    8 Jul 2021
    The Complex Cyber Infrastructure (ICC) research group of IvI and especially Yuri Demchenko, Wouter Los and Cees de Laat are very pleased that the proposal they worked on with partners from 14 different European ...
  • Geert Bakker and Lucy Wenting
    Space for interdisciplinary experimentation
    7 Jul 2021
    ‘We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.’ These words, often attributed to Albert Einstein, might very well be the motto of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS). ...
  • Cyber-attack evaluation: crisis organisation worked well
    7 Jul 2021
    In February, AUAS and UvA were hit by a serious cyber-attack. Both institutions successfully repelled the attack, and were able to declare the situation ‘under control’ on 10 March. In order to learn from this event, ...
  • Robert van Rooij, professor of Logic and Cognition
    Robert van Rooij appointed as scientific director of the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation
    6 Jul 2021
    Robert van Rooij, professor of Logic and Cognition, is the new scientific director of the UvA's Institute for Logic, Language and Computation as of 1 July.
  • two hands are holding a digitally illustrated network
    The UvA launches new Bachelor's programme in Computational Social Science
    2 Jul 2021
    The University of Amsterdam has been given the go-ahead for the new Bachelor's programme in Computational Social Science. In this programme, students will learn to develop sustainable digital interventions that ...
  • Ghent University awards two medals to Rens Bod
    1 Jul 2021
    Rens Bod, Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Amsterdam, recently received two academic awards: the Francqui Medal and a medal from Ghent University. He is awarded the honours as holder of the ...