October 1, 2016

Open Dag 2016 Amsterdam Science Park

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Researchers at AMOLF are continuously searching for the fundamental relationship between the architecture and interactions of complex molecular and material systems, ranging from nanophotonic structures to multicellular organisms, and their properties and functions.

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  • A closely knit multidisciplinary environment where new ideas flourish
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  • Premiere: watch the development of a larva into an adult worm live

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  • Première: volg live de ontwikkeling van larve tot volwassen worm

    Onderzoekers van FOM-instituut AMOLF ontwikkelden een microscopietechniek waarmee ze voor het eerst live de ontwikkeling van de cellen van de worm C. elegans kunnen volgen, dus in een groeiend, etend …

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  • The importance of being a vector: a story of darkness in light waves

    Darkness can be found in light. This typically happens at an optical vortex: a point in which the amplitude of light is zero and where it twists like a corkscrew.

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  • De rol van vectoren: een verhaal over duisternis in lichtgolven

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Building with flexible blocks

On an apparently normal cube a pattern of hollows and bulges appears when the cube is compressed. Physicists from FOM Institute AMOLF and Leiden University together with colleagues from Tel Aviv University have developed a method to design such three-dimensional structures and to construct these using simple building blocks. This paves the way for the use of ‘machine materials’ in, for example, prostheses and wearable technology. The researchers published their findings on 28 July in an article in Nature.

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AMOLF NEWS editie juni 2016


In dit nummer onder meer:

  • Bas Overvelde over materialen met de slimheid van vissen
  • Esther Allarcón Lladó vraagt zich af waarom zonweringen geen stroom opwekken
  • VIDI-beurzen voor Erik Garnett en Yves Rezus
  • Highlight: De biologische klok in delende cellen
  • Vrouwen frezen en draaien
  • AMOLF-groepen starten nieuwe samenwerkingen
  • Highlight: Polarisatie van licht
  • Alumni-nieuws


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