• 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 …

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  • Bouwen met flexibele blokjes

    Op een ogenschijnlijk gewone kubus verschijnt onder druk een patroon van hollingen en bollingen. Natuurkundigen van FOM-instituut AMOLF en de Universiteit Leiden hebben samen met collega's van de Universiteit van …

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  • Veni grants for Scott Waitukaitus & Andrew Musser

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) awarded Veni grants to the AMOLF researchers Scott Waitukaitus and Andrew Musser. In total 158 researchers received a Veni grant with a maximum …

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  • Metamaterial undermines 250-year-old construction principles

    Researchers from the Mechanical Metamaterials group have demonstrated how a rubber beam subjected to less pressure bends faster.This behaviour defies our expectations and appears to undermine the centuries-old bending laws.

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  • Veni grant for Corentin Coulais

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) awarded a Veni grant to Corentin Coulais for his proposal on Aperiodic Mechanical Metamaterials. Coulais is postdoc in the group Mechanical Metamaterials. In …

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  • Designer Matter Workshop

    From June 22nd until June 24th the new research field of Designer Matter organized a workshop at AMOLF bringing together exciting work in the physics, engineering and design communities. The …

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  • Martin van Hecke starts new research group on ‘Mechanical Metamaterials’

    As of September 1, Martin van Hecke starts a new research group on Mechanical Metamaterials. These forms of matter derive their transnatural functionalities from their structure rather than composition --- …

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  • AMOLF to pursue Designer Matter

    Arrival of Martin van Hecke initiates a new line of research. FOM Institute AMOLF is launching a new line of research in designer matter, aimed at the design of new …

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