May 27, 2024 · AMOLF Lecture Room · Title to be announced

Christoph Brabec (Energie Campus Nürnberg, Nuremberg)

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Using the tools of physics and design principles, AMOLF researchers study complex matter, such as light at the nanoscale, living matter, designer matter and nanoscale solar cells. These insights open up opportunities to create new functional materials and to find solutions to societal challenges.

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  • Computing with rubber

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  • AMOLF researcher Marc Serra Garcia gets NWO Grant for his study on Nano-Computers and Energy Efficiency

    AMOLF group leader Marc Serra Garcia has been awarded a grant of 370.000 euro from NWO (Dutch Research Council) in the Open Competition Domain Science. The grant will fund his …

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  • OrganoidNL 2024: Latest advances in organoid research

    On April 12th, the second edition of the OrganoidNL Conference was held at AMOLF. This one-day event united over 160 researchers from the Netherlands and neighboring countries, all passionate about …

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  • Light stands still in a deformed crystal

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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 a coincidence. With a simple setup, the researchers can precisely control the width of the bands and their spacing. This could be a straightforward and cost-effective way to produce optics, electronics, or sensors.

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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 the Hubrecht institute revealed a new model for how stem cells specialize into a functional cell. They found that their position in the organ is not as important as current models claim. Stem cells rather choose their identity first and only then move to the appropriate position. The discoveries were made using intestinal organoids and the new TypeTracker technique, which can now be used to understand other organs at the cellular level, and the effects of mutations and medications.

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