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Results: 181 - 194 of 194
  • Politics, Dutch parliament, The Hague
    Liberals lecture, conservatives communicate
    7 Feb 2019
    Some politicians use complex language, for instance long sentences with difficult words, while others communicate clearly and to the point. Can this difference be explained by the political ideology to which they ...
  • brain
    Are terrorists mentally ill?
    5 Feb 2019
    Were Anders Breivik’s actions the work of a madman? Is Theo van Gogh’s killer Mohammed Bouyeri a psychopath? Much is still unclear about the role of psychological disorders (psychopathology) in terrorism. While some ...
  • Light distribution in  small stacks of nanoscale layers
    Photosynthesis at nanoscale
    14 Jan 2019
    Researchers from UvA and VU, collaborating within the Solardam initiative, have shown the existence of a new regime of energy transfer that plays an important role in the process of photosynthesis in plants. In this ...
  • Vautour
    Griffon vultures measure the weather
    15 Oct 2015
    Data generated by GPS tracking devices used in the University of Amsterdam (UvA) Bird Tracking System (UvA-BiTS) to study bird behaviour have such a high level of accuracy that they can be used to deduce weather ...
  • Brendan O'Dwyer
    Is Integrated Reporting really going to revolutionise company reporting?
    23 Sep 2014
    Brendan O’Dwyer, Professor of Accounting of the Amsterdam Business School, says it is incredible how quickly Integrated Reporting (IR) has gained support and momentum in the world of accounting, coming out of nowhere ...
  • Barbara Baarsma
    Tax climate in the Netherlands: many benefits, few risks
    23 Sep 2014
    Can the Netherlands rightfully be accused of being a tax haven? According to most lists and criteria it is not, but the discussion keeps flaring up and the media love it. UvA professor Applied Economics Barbara ...
  • Ronald Does
    Statistics contribute to dramatic drop in average length of hospitalisation
    14 Mar 2014
    The Institute for Business and Industrial Statistics of the University of Amsterdam is better known as IBIS UvA and celebrates its twentieth anniversary this May. Founder Ronald Does is still in charge of this ...
  • ‘Study macroeconomics with realistic behavioural models'
    11 Mar 2014
    Nowadays for many of us it’s much easier to imagine the link between ‘chaos and economics’ than in 1999 when this was the title of Cars Hommes’ inaugural address. He referred to scientific chaos, but what is that ...
  • Hessel Oosterbeek
    Smaller classrooms lead to higher adult incomes
    11 Mar 2014
    A class size reduction from 25 to 20 students provides students on average with over three per cent higher wages when they are between 27 and 42 years old.
  • Buser
    Prestige of math and science scares off girls because they are less competitive
    11 Mar 2014
    What’s the problem with girls and mathematics? Despite many efforts to encourage their enthusiasm for science and technology, there are still only a few female students in technical universities and sciences like ...
  • Next step for collaboration between UvA and VU physicists and astronomers
    6 Oct 2013
    On Thursday 3 October, the collective scientific and support staff of the Institute of Physics, the Astronomical Institute Anton Pannekoek and the VU-FEW Physics department met to discuss their planned integration in ...
  • Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, in the LHC tunnel
    UvA Executive Board visits particle accelerator at CERN
    27 Aug 2013
    On 21 August, the Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam was invited for a VIP visit to the CERN institute in Geneva. UvA professor Stan Bentvelsen, who is strongly involved in the Dutch contribution to the ...
  • Speed limit set for ultra-fast electrical switch
    28 Jul 2013
    An international team of researchers, which includes UvA physicists Hermann Dürr and Mark Golden, has clocked the speed limit for electrical switching in magnetite (Fe3O4), a naturally magnetic mineral. Their results ...
  • A cartoon of the experiment, in which an incoming neutron interacts with a local spin by mutual flipping, creating counterpropagating spinons.
    Physicists solve mysteries of quantum magnets
    16 Jun 2013
    A team of scientists, including prof. Jean-Sébastien Caux of the UvA’s Institute of Physics, has made a breakthrough into the properties of quantum magnets that can impact our understanding of fundamental physics. ...