• Vici grant for Femius Koenderink

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vici grant to AMOLF group leader Femius Koenderink. A total of 216 researchers submitted a pre-prososal. Out of 132 elaborated …

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  • SOLARDAM – Amsterdam solar energy initiative started

    The solar energy research network SOLARDAM has received its first research grant. The 1 M€ grant from the Amsterdam Academic Alliance (AAA) enables collaborative research between AMOLF, UvA, VU, and ECN …

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  • Katja Taute wins award for outstanding talk

    AMOLF postdoc Katja Taute (Systems Biology and Biophysics research groups) has won the award for outstanding postdoctoral talk at the BLAST XIII conference  (13th International Conference on Bacterial Locomotion and …

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  • Hugo Doeleman launched in Faces of Science

    Last year Hugo Doeleman started at AMOLF as PhD student in the research group Resonant Nanophotonics. This week he wrote his first blog, “Keuzes maken de man”, on the Faces …

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  • Time, energy and storage capacity determine the measurement accuracy of the ‘cell computer’

    Researchers from FOM institute AMOLF have discovered what determines the accuracy with which cells can measure chemical concentrations. They described the results of their research in two publications: on 24 …

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  • Physical origins of randomness in a primitive brain

    Group leader Tom Shimizu was awarded a so called ‘Vrije FOM Programma’ on The signal is the noise: seeking physical origins of fluctuation in organism-scale behaviour. Variability in the behavior …

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  • Bruno Ehrler starts new research group on Hybrid Solar Cells

    As of November 1st, Bruno Ehrler has been appointed as AMOLF group leader. Ehrler is the second group leader hired in the FOM Focus group “Light Management in New Photovoltaic …

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  • New mechanism to convert light into electricity: the ‘plasmo-electric effect’

    Researchers of the FOM Institute AMOLF and the California Institute of Technology have discovered a new method to generate electrical potentials using light. Using precisely sculpted metal nanocircuits they found …

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  • Core-shell nanowire antennas boost absorption for solar cells

    Researchers at the FOM Institute AMOLF have taken the first steps towards making a high performance solar cell by coating metal nanowire electrodes with an ultrathin shell of the absorbing …

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  • Researchers discover that hairpins can make a polymer spaghetti fluid

    Researchers from FOM Institute AMOLF and the German Forschungzentrum Jülich have discovered why polymers in a solution become fluid if the solution is stirred. They discovered that the polymer structure …

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