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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 »

Koninklijke Philips N.V. announces Redemption of Notes

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In accordance with the terms of the Notes, the Company may redeem the Notes at the Company’s option, at any time at a redemption price that will be determined as described below. This provision is known as the “Make-Whole Option”. Unlike the tender offer completed by the Company on October 19, 2016, the redemption of the Notes by the Company pursuant to the Make-Whole Option is not subject to the election of holders of the Notes, therefore the Company expects to redeem the bonds in full.   The redemption date will be January 20, 2017... Read More »

Philips is first to bring adaptive intelligence to radiology, delivering a new approach to how radiologists see, seek and share patient information

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Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA) today announced the introduction of Illumeo, a new imaging and informatics technology with adaptive intelligence* that redefines and enhances how radiologists work with medical images. The intelligent software is the first to combine contextual awareness capabilities with advanced data analytics to augment the work of the radiologist. Its built-in intelligence records the radiologists’ preferences and adapts the user interface to assists the clinician by offering tool sets and measurements driven by the unde... Read More »

Periodic update on transaction details related to Philips’ share repurchases

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These repurchases were made under the repurchase program to cover long term incentive and employee share purchase plans. Further details can be found in the table below and via this link. Date Total number of repurchased shares Weighted average purchased price (EUR) November 11, 2016 35,000 26.8712 November 14, 2016 50,000 ... 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 »

Philips Receives 2016 Best in KLAS Award in Ultrasound

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Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG AEX: PHIA) today announced that it has received the “2016 Best in KLAS” award in the Ultrasound category. Philips received KLAS’ prestigious recognition this year for its breadth of ultrasound solutions, spanning diagnostic, interventional, point-of-care and software products. The award recognizes Philips’ commitment to expanding applications for ultrasound, developing a broad portfolio of innovations to provide the right information the first time for more confident diagnostic decision support. KLAS, a leading globa... 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 »

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