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Peter van Tienderen appointed new dean of Faculty of Science

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The dean is charged with the overall management of the faculty. The appointment came about in consultation with the Faculty Works Council and Faculty Student Council. Geert ten Dam, president of the UvA-AUAS Executive Board and chair of the Appointments Committee: ‘I am extremely pleased that Peter van Tienderen is prepared to take up the position of dean. Peter has been closely involved in the strategic direction of the faculty, first as an institute director and subsequently as vice dean and acting dean. He is a collegial manager with a cl... Read More »

Peter Schoenmakers appointed as scientific director of HIMS

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The Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences focuses on chemistry research of both fundamental and applied nature. Led by Joost Reek the institute now has a workforce of approximately 135 staff members with a yearly output of around 200 peer reviewed publications, 20 PhD theses and 4 patents. Research is organized in 4 themes: Sustainable Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry and Molecular Photonics. Peter Schoenmakers already is responsible for the Analytical Chemistry research at HIMS. In this field he has establishe... Read More »

UvA physicists succesful in 2016 call for FOM ‘Vrije Programma’s’

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Strange metals Strange metals are called strange because their behaviour deviates from the standard properties of metals. Their electrical resistance increases linearly with temperature until the melting point. Together with colleagues from Leiden University, Utrecht University and the University of Amsterdam, principal investigator Prof. Nigel Hussey (Radboud University) wants to investigate whether strange metals provide opportunities for quantum entanglement over longer distances based on holographic principles. The programme connects leadi... Read More »

UvA scientists receive NWO TOP funding

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Daring research The grants that were awarded are intended for innovating and daring scientific research with great scientific urgency in the fields of astronomy, informatics and/or mathematics. There are two types of TOP-funding: for senior scientists with a proven track record in the past 10 years and for young researchers in the early stages of their scientific career. Senior scientist grant recipients Dr Ulle Endriss, Institute for Logic, Language and Computation: Customisable Collective Choice Prof. Alex de Koter, Anton Pannekoek In... Read More »

Launch of Big History MOOC

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Since 2010, when Bill Gates found out about Big History and placed it on the map internationally, the development of this discipline has really taken off. This MOOC offers everyone the opportunity to learn more this subject and to integrate the content of the MOOC into their own education. This MOOC is not a direct replacement of the intensive Big History open lecture series at the UvA, but offers a clear introduction to this theme. Short films introduce a particular part of history, and astrophysicists, geologists, biologists, historians an... Read More »

Surprising finding under the hood of molecular motors

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Scientists of the Molecular Photonics research group at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have discovered surprising details regarding the operation mechanism of light-driven molecular motors. Led by Wybren Jan Buma and Sander Woutersen they have discovered a new electronic 'dark state' that results in a small but important stutter in these molecular motors. The findings enable a more efficient design of molecular motors. The results are published in this week's edition of Journal of Physical Chemistr... Read More »

Voter may be more mature than political parties

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What is the state of the Dutch voter? Are we seeing a crisis of confidence between people and politics? Are we on the verge of serious problems and will institutional reforms be inevitable if our country is to remain governable? What about political parties, both in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe? How can we expect the social democrats to evolve in future? How great is the divide between these parties and the electorate? These questions may well be more relevant than ever, as we near the upcoming elections for the House of Representativ... Read More »

Nutrition protects against the impact of stress on the brain in early life

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Long-term hospital stay Previous research conducted by neuroscientists Eva Naninck, Paul Lucassen and Aniko Korosi revealed that stress during early development also permanently changes the brain in mice. This current study conducted by the same group demonstrates that supplementing the nutrition of the mother during this early period can mitigate the harmful consequences of this early-life stress later on. Korosi: ‘The fact that nutrients can influence impaired brain development deriving from stress in early childhood is hopeful. It enables u... Read More »

New impulse for Dutch-Danish quantum research

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Close collaboration Over the past years - long before the founding of QuSoft and QUMATH - researchers of both centers have already been working together in a natural way. The similarity in research topics and shared research goals offered a common ground for a close collaboration. The interaction has been accelerated through exchange of students and researchers. By signing this MOU both parties want to put the partnership and excellent relation between QuSoft and QMATH on firmer ground. By doing so QuSoft and QMATH agreed to exchange staff and... Read More »

Big shift in corporate ownership

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With the financial crisis of 2008 everything changed. When the financial market crashed, investors fundamentally changed the way they buy stocks. Before, they invested in actively managed funds, but after the crisis passively managed funds grew rapidly. In the USA, the three biggest passive investors already constitute the single largest shareholder in forty of all listed firms. What are the consequences of this shift in corporate ownership? This question is central to the political scientists who are united in theCorpnet research team. T... Read More »

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