"The coldest spot on earth" - a historical location
The site of the original Kamerlingh Onnes Laboratory and the Lorentz Institute has been recognized by the European Physical Society as EPS Historic Site. More info Read more in DutchAn Impression Publ. 17-02-2015 15:13
On the way to understanding amyloid fibrils
In amyloid fibrils, proteins assemble into nanometer-sized columns that have the flexibility of steel. The glue that converts the spaghetti-like proteins to assemble into self-repeating structures that form the fibril More info
are normal inter-protein interaction forces, so the magic lies in the precise arrangement of the protein.
We installed nano-sized markers, measured distances and found - based on gross approximations - a possible arrangement of the fibril for Parkinson's protein alpha-synuclein.
This peek into amyloid structure comes from the Electron Paramagnetic Resonance group of Martina Huber in Leiden in collaboration with the Twente/AMOLF group of Subramaniam.
Read more in Applied Magnetic Resonance
Hendrik Casimir prize for Jorinde van de Vis and Anne Meeussen
The Casimir Research School yearly awards the Hendrik Casimir Prize to outstanding MSc students. Usually, there are two winners per year. This year the jury had selected three equally outstanding More info
students. The Casimir Director decided to award all three with the Hendrik Casimir Prize. This year’s award winners are Anne Meeussen (Leiden), Jorinde van de Vis (Leiden), and Sander Konijnenberg (Delft). They each will receive a certificate and a sum of €750,- . The prize is based on the revenues from a donation to the Leiden University Fund by the late Josina Casimir-Jonker, widow of the famous Hendrik Casimir.
Publ. 08-12-2014 13:54
Ana Achúcarro is one of the six programme leaders that have been awarded by FOM.
FOM has awarded a total of 12 million Euros to six new research programmes. The research groups will work in areas where Dutch physics has a superb international record and More info
there is a clear scientific and societal interest.
Scott Waitukaitis, Rémi Menaut, Bryan Gin-ge Chen, and Martin van Hecke (2015) Origami Multistability: From Single Vertices to Metasheets, Physical Review Letters, 114, 055503. [pdf]
Joost R. Wolters, Guido Avvisati, Fabian Hagemans, Teun Vissers, Daniela J. Kraft, Marjolein Dijkstra and Willem K. Kegel (2015) Self-assembly of "Mickey Mouse" shaped colloids into tube-like structures: experiments and simulations, Soft Matter , 11, 1067 - 1077. [DOI]
5 March, 15:00, Academy building, Rapenburg
Thesis Defense Jelmer J. Renema - Quantum Optics: "The Physics of nanowire Superconducting Single-Photon Detectors" Promotores: Prof.dr. D. Bouwmeester, Prof.dr. a. Fiore (TU/E, co-promotor: Dr. M.P. van Exter
12 March, 11:15, Academy Building - Rapenburg
Thesis Defense Dapeng Ding - QO: “Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics with Eare-Earth Ions in Solids” Promotor: Prof.dr. D. Bouwmeester, co-promotor: Dr. M.J.A. de Dood