laatste nieuws: onderzoek
Figure 1. Kagome lattice Topological protection in mechanical metamaterials
Researchers of Leiden University showed that certain crystal defects in mechanical metamaterials can harbour topologically protected motions. These mechanical states are analogues of protected electronic states in quantum materials such as topological insulators. When actuated, such protected mechanisms could serve as the building blocks of robots. The research paves the way towards engineering nano-mechanical structures for robust information storage and read-out. Read more
Logo KNAW Physicist Ronald Hanson is one of the eight scientists who are to receive the Ammodo KNAW Award in 2015. The Ammodo Foundation and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) have announced the names of the winners. They will receive a cash prize of EUR 300,000 to spend on fundamental research. The award ceremony will take place on 11 March 2015. Read more
The year 2015 has been named as International Year of Light (IYL2015) by the United Nations. As researchers of light, the AMOLF Center for Nanophotonics is proud to contribute to make this a bright and colorful year. Read more
Laatste nieuws: organisatie
Research - calls
- European Joint Transnational Call Graphene: deadline 27 January 2015
- Investment Grant NWO Large: deadline 19 May 2015, 13.59 uur
- Call for proposals FOM-Projectruimte: continuous
- Valorisation grants for university workgroups: continuous
- FOm/f-grants: continuous
- Proposal new Industrial Partnerships Programmes: continuous

General calls and scientific prizes
- FameLab: competition in presenting popular science stories
- Nominate now! Four FOM Prizes: deadline 1 April 2015
- Writing for Natuurkunde.nl and Sciencespace.nl: continuous

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