• Bacteria opt for the best price-to-quality ratio to predict the future

    Predicting the future can be a matter of life or death. Just think, every time you cross the street, you predict whether this is possible without being run over. Experiments …

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  • Efficiency of silicon-based multijunction solar cells breaks 36% barrier

    A team of researchers of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Research (ISE, Freiburg) and AMOLF (Amsterdam) have fabricated a multijunction solar cell with an efficiency of 36.1%, the highest …

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  • Corrugated plastic unveils a new design principle for programmable materials

    Corrugated plastic turns out to be exemplary of a new class of ‘multistable’ metamaterials that can reversibly change shape. This insight can lead to new applications, from robots to medical …

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  • Studying individual molecules to understand how a cell’s inner life makes cells function

    To understand the fundamental processes of life we need to understand the language that cells use to communicate with each other and to orchestrate their joint behavior. This is important …

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  • How do stem cells choose their identity?

    AMOLF researchers discovered that stem cells first specialize into a functional cell and then move to the proper location – rather than the other way around. Researchers at AMOLF and …

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  • Esther Alarcón Lladó appointed professor at the University of Amsterdam

    Dr. Esther Alarcón Lladó  has been appointed professor by special appointment in Nano-electrochemistry and Renewable Energy Materials at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The chair …

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  • A low-tech way to create high-tech materials

    AMOLF researcher Christiaan Van Campenhout has found a new, simple method to create a material with a regular pattern of crystalline bands. The pattern formed by the crystals is not …

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  • Rubicon for Andrea Cordaro

    Former AMOLF Phd student Andrea Cordaro receives an NWO Rubicon grant to start his research project ‘Mathematics at the speed of light’ at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of …

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  • Julia van der Burgt wins Young Speakers Contest

    Former AMOLF PhD student Julia van der Burgt has won the Young Speakers Contest organized by the Netherlands’ Physical Society (NNV). The contest was part of the annual FYSICA event …

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  • Engineering dual carriageways for signals

    Routing signals and isolating them against noise and back-reflections are essential in many practical situations in classical communication as well as in quantum processing. In a theory-experimental collaboration, a team …

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