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Results: 1 - 20 of 1766
  • 5 Aug 2020
    Statistical evidence for temperature inversions in ultra-hot Jupiters

    The thermal structure of hot gas giant exoplanet atmospheres is likely to be inverted for the hottest planets, a class of planets known as ultra-hot Jupiters. This is the conclusion from astrophysicists based at the ...

  • 5 Aug 2020
    Unique species in island-like systems

    Mountains and islands both host a high number of unique species. When seen from above, mountains can look like archipelagos of islands in a low-elevation sea. This parallel has sparked the thought that the isolated ...

  • 4 Aug 2020
    Analysis of municipal wastewater as a predictor for population socioeconomics

    In a paper recently published in Environmental Science & Technology Letters, Dr Saer Samanipour of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) reports on the chemical analysis of municipal wastewater as a ...

  • 3 Aug 2020
    3D-printing of column housings using Fused Deposition Modeling

    Researchers at the HIMS research group Analytical Chemistry and the Centre for Analytical Sciences Amsterdam (CASA) have successfully developed 3D-printed channels for chromatographical separation of small molecules. ...

  • 24 Jul 2020
    Judy Shamoun-Baranes appointed Professor of Animal Movement Ecology

    Dr Judy Shamoun-Baranes (1969) has been appointed Professor of Animal Movement Ecology at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Science.

  • 22 Jul 2020
    First Ever Image of a Multi-Planet System around a Sun-like Star Captured by ESO Telescope

    An international team of scientists, led by Dutch researchers, used The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT) to take the first ever image of a young, Sun-like star accompanied by two giant ...

  • 16 Jul 2020
    From boiling eggs to blood clotting: how do gels form?

    Gels occur everywhere in our everyday life, but the precise way in which they form is not very well understood. Combining experimental observations and numerical models, physicists from the universities of Amsterdam ...

  • 14 Jul 2020
    European research institutes advocate a more ambitious EU budget

    More than 800 universities are calling on the European Council to come up with more far-reaching ambitions for European research, innovation and education. The current budget is insufficient, in their view.

  • 9 Jul 2020
    AI Students find fatal flaw in famous study on Traveling salesman problem

    'Basically, it's a skewed distribution, a particular mean, a roundoff error and a specific algorithm, all coming together at a very unfortunate intersection,' says Daan van den Berg. The traveling salesman problem ...

  • 8 Jul 2020
    Detecting hidden nanostructures by converting light into sound

    Researchers at ARCNL have found a way to detect nanostructures buried under many layers of opaque material, using very high frequency sound waves induced by light. Their findings are promising in view of applications ...

  • 6 Jul 2020
    Why are offspring of older mothers less able to live long and prosper?

    The offspring of older mothers don’t fare as well as those of younger mothers, in humans and many other species. They aren’t as healthy, or they don’t live as long, or they have fewer offspring themselves. A ...

  • 6 Jul 2020
    Municipality, VU and UvA open lab for social AI

    The Civic AI Lab (CAIL) is a collaboration between the City of Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The Mayor and Executive Board of the City of Amsterdam have approved ...

  • 3 Jul 2020
    Eight UvA researchers test innovative ideas using Idea Generator funding

    Eight UvA researchers have had their proposals for out-of-the-box research ideas awarded funding from the Dutch Research Agenda’s Idea Generator programme. The researchers will each receive 50,000 euros to further ...

  • 2 Jul 2020
    Intreeweek 2020: a warm welcome - online and in the city

    A warm welcome to all new students, the perfect start to your time at the UvA and to your studies, getting to know the city and each other. These are the goals of Intreeweek at the UvA. The Intreeweek Board, ...

  • 2 Jul 2020
    Harvesting hydrogen from nanogardens

    Easily produced, nature-like nanostructures of cobalt phosphide are highly effective catalysts for the electrolysis of water, according to research performed by chemist Ning Yan and his team at the University of ...

  • 1 Jul 2020
    Collaboration between Masters AI and CLS leads to GECCO-publication

    The course of Heuristics in Minor Programmeren has brought a series of fruitful spinoffs, among which a most recent collaboration between Reitze Jansen (master artificial intelligence) and Yannick Vinkesteijn (master ...

  • 30 Jun 2020
    20 years Faculty of Science: the past, present and future of Chemistry

    One effect of this crazy time is that you get a glimpse at the living environments of people whom you normally would not visit. This is also the case with chemistry expert Steen Ingemann and student Rianne van Diest. ...

  • 29 Jun 2020
    AI4Science Lab sets out to take scientific data analysis to the next level

    The organization has been set up, the research programme established and PhD students appointed: the new AI4Science Laboratory is ready for take-off. A virtual kick-off workshop on Wednesday 8 July celebrates the ...

  • 26 Jun 2020
    Annual Review 2019 out now

    The Faculty of Science's annual review 2019 is out now! In the magazine you will find news and background on teaching and research at the Faculty of Science in 2019, including interviews with lecturers and ...

  • 25 Jun 2020
    AI Master Student Igor Pejic publishes at GECCO

    Almost graduated from the Master AI, student Igor Pejic is to present the first half of his thesis at GECCO, a highly regarded conference on optimization techniques.