Nieuws https://www.uu.nl/en en Sun, 19 May 2024 22:01:07 +0200 Wed, 24 Apr 2024 11:08:00 +0200 First experimental proof for brain-like computer with water and salt https://www.uu.nl/en/news/first-experimental-proof-for-brain-like-computer-with-water-and-salt Theoretical physicists at Utrecht University, together with experimental physicists at Sogang University in South Korea, have succeeded in building an artificial synapse with water and salt. 139943 Wed, 24 Apr 2024 11:08:00 +0200 Nieuws Ingmar Swart appointed Professor of Experimental Quantum Materials https://www.uu.nl/en/background/ingmar-swart-appointed-professor-of-experimental-quantum-materials In his lab, he constructs materials atom by atom and investigates the electronic properties of these structures. 139469 Mon, 08 Apr 2024 16:48:00 +0200 Nieuws Lisa Tran selected as Utrecht Young Academy member https://www.uu.nl/en/news/lisa-tran-selected-as-utrecht-young-academy-member The UYA connects young academics from Utrecht University who have obtained their PhD less than eight years ago to exchange critical perspectives on academia, policy, and society. 138999 Thu, 28 Mar 2024 12:43:00 +0100 Nieuws Science professors visit elementary schools https://www.uu.nl/en/news/science-professors-visit-elementary-schools Along with 104 other Professors from Utrecht University, computational biologist Kirsten ten Tusscher and experimental physicist Raimond Snellings visited elementary schools today. 138864 Wed, 20 Mar 2024 16:19:00 +0100 Nieuws Women in physics take the spotlight at WomenNetPhysics https://www.uu.nl/en/news/women-in-physics-take-the-spotlight-at-womennetphysics Navigating the world of physics as a woman can be challenging. The conference aims to highlight the strength and diversity of women in physics by connecting women, showcasing role models, and discussing gender inequality. 138398 Fri, 08 Mar 2024 09:00:00 +0100 Nieuws WomenNetPhysics: the first Dutch conference about women working in physics https://www.uu.nl/en/news/womennetphysics-the-first-dutch-conference-about-women-working-in-physics On March 22, Utrecht University will host the very first conference in the Netherlands about women working in physics. 137801 Thu, 15 Feb 2024 16:20:00 +0100 Nieuws Potential collapse of the Atlantic Ocean Circulation strongly affects European climate https://www.uu.nl/en/news/potential-collapse-of-the-atlantic-ocean-circulation-strongly-affects-european-climate Using a complex climate model, researchers from Utrecht University have simulated the collapse of the large-scale ocean circulation in the Atlantic Ocean. 137632 Fri, 09 Feb 2024 20:00:00 +0100 Nieuws Newsflash Faculty of Science: AI and occupational risks, communication about ocean issues, and more https://www.uu.nl/en/news/newsflash-faculty-of-science-ai-and-occupational-risks-communication-about-ocean-issues-and-more In this newsflash, you will find quick, bite-sized updates on a range of topics that we wish to share with you in addition to the other, more extensive articles in our newsfeed. 137373 Wed, 07 Feb 2024 14:43:00 +0100 Nieuws Matthieu Verstraete appointed as Professor in Ab Initio Simulations of Quantum Materials https://www.uu.nl/en/news/matthieu-verstraete-appointed-as-professor-in-ab-initio-simulations-of-quantum-materials Verstraete predicts, via computer simulations, how materials behave at the quantum level under specific conditions, such as high temperatures or pressures. 137545 Tue, 06 Feb 2024 11:11:00 +0100 Nieuws Destabilising interactions in the climate system: How tipping elements interact https://www.uu.nl/en/news/destabilising-interactions-in-the-climate-system-how-tipping-elements-interact Beyond 2°C of global warming, the risk of one climate tipping element triggering other tipping elements in the Earth’s climate system strongly increases. 137244 Fri, 26 Jan 2024 11:00:00 +0100 Nieuws Merging neutron stars can now be studied more accurately https://www.uu.nl/en/news/merging-neutron-stars-can-now-be-studied-more-accurately A new method to study the signals associated with merging neutron stars can help researchers to collect data through multiple channels in parallel. 136519 Wed, 20 Dec 2023 11:00:00 +0100 Nieuws Spheres are (almost) always packed most efficiently as sausages https://www.uu.nl/en/news/spheres-are-almost-always-packed-most-efficiently-as-sausages Physical experiments and computer simulations show how to pack a finite quantity of spheres in the most efficient way. 136254 Mon, 11 Dec 2023 16:10:00 +0100 Nieuws Tight bonds helped British variant of coronavirus https://www.uu.nl/en/news/tight-bonds-helped-british-variant-of-coronavirus A key factor in the rapid spread of the so-called British coronavirus variant appears to be stronger attachments between the virus and human cells. 136049 Tue, 05 Dec 2023 14:24:00 +0100 Nieuws Four excellent students design unique sustainability research https://www.uu.nl/en/news/four-excellent-students-design-unique-sustainability-research Making solar cells more efficient and developing sustainable insecticides with a zombie-making fungus: as of September, a second group of PhD candidates will start their research funded by the Science for Sustainability community at Utrecht University. 133197 Tue, 12 Sep 2023 08:00:00 +0200 Nieuws New research group on philosophy of astronomy & cosmology https://www.uu.nl/en/news/new-research-group-on-philosophy-of-astronomy-cosmology Utrecht University has a new research group, on the philosophy of astronomy and cosmology: UPAC. 133558 Thu, 07 Sep 2023 20:24:00 +0200 Nieuws New mural pays tribute to ophthalmologist F.C. Donders https://www.uu.nl/en/news/new-mural-pays-tribute-to-ophthalmologist-fc-donders Only those with serious eye problems would overlook Utrecht's newest tribute to ophthalmologist Franciscus Cornelis Donders. Unveiled today, the mural is the fifth in the Utrecht Wall Formulas series. 132200 Wed, 19 Jul 2023 12:00:00 +0200 Nieuws Whereabouts of most Dutch plastic waste surprisingly unclear https://www.uu.nl/en/news/whereabouts-of-most-dutch-plastic-waste-surprisingly-unclear Several hundred million kg of Dutch plastic waste remain off the radar. That applies to both plastic waste within the Netherlands and Dutch plastic waste that is exported to other countries. 132188 Tue, 18 Jul 2023 17:00:00 +0200 Nieuws PhD candidate Robin Verstraten on EW Magazine's 30 under 30 https://www.uu.nl/en/news/phd-candidate-robin-verstraten-on-ew-magazines-30-under-30 The list includes up-and-coming Dutch talents that the jury believes will help shape the future of the Netherlands. 132164 Mon, 17 Jul 2023 10:25:00 +0200 Nieuws Pulsar clocks open new window on gravitational waves https://www.uu.nl/en/news/pulsar-clocks-open-new-window-on-gravitational-waves Astronomers have found strong evidence of ultra-low-frequency gravitational waves, which probably come from pairs of supermassive black holes at the centre of merging galaxies. 131807 Thu, 29 Jun 2023 12:41:00 +0200 Nieuws Six million euros to quantify European greenhouse gas emissions https://www.uu.nl/en/news/six-million-euros-to-quantify-european-greenhouse-gas-emissions The new insights are vital to improve strategies for greenhouse gas mitigation, and improve the countries’ emission reports requested annually by the United Nations. 128692 Mon, 20 Mar 2023 15:37:00 +0100 Nieuws