laatste nieuws: onderzoek
Cover FOM expres juli 2015 This week the latest issue of the relations magazine FOM expres landed on the doormats of all current and former FOM employees, FOM workgroup leaders, FOM board and committee members, relations at universities and companies and other interested persons. In this 20-page-thick issue, pride of place is given to Wim van Saarloos. He resigned as FOM director to take up the new position of Programme Director NWO Transition with effect from 1 June. In this issue you can read a farewell interview with Van Saarloos as well as a report on his leaving reception. Read more
Figure 2. Periodic oscillations in the supercurrent Scientists from the FOM Foundation, at TU Delft and Leiden University have observed supercurrents in graphene that bounce back and forth between the edges of the graphene without scattering along the way. Supercurrents are electrical currents that flow even when there is no voltage applied. They can be induced in graphene by bringing it in contact with a superconducting material. The ability to create such ballistic superconductor-graphene hybrids makes it possible to study the unique properties of supercurrents carried by relativistic particles in an unexplored regime. These results have been published in Nature Nanotechnology. Read more
figure 1. Metamaterial beam Researchers from FOM Institute AMOLF, Leiden University and Harvard University have demonstrated how a rubber beam subjected to less pressure bends faster. This behaviour defies our expectations and appears to undermine the centuries-old bending laws. The beam is made from a metamaterial, which gives it the name metabeam. Metamaterials have special properties that do not occur in nature. By providing the metabeam with a carefully chosen pattern of small holes, the researchers managed to cause the strange behaviour. They published their work on 21 July online in Physical Review Letters. Read more
Laatste nieuws: organisatie
Research calls 
- Second call for new 'Computational sciences for energy research' tenure track positions opened: deadline 14 September 2014
- 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
Call for abstracts poster presentations DutchBiophysics 2015: deadline 28 August 2015, 12.00 hrs.
- Register for DutchBiophysics 2015: deadline 28 August 2015, 12.00 hrs.
- Young eScientist Award 2015: win 50,000 euros worth of e-science expertise for your research: deadline 1 September 2015
- Call for abstracts Physics@FOM Veldhoven 2016: deadline 11 September 2015; 12.00 hrs.
- Open Mind grants from STW: low-threshold grant for original ideas: deadline 15 September 2015.
- Writing for Natuurkunde.nl and Sciencespace.nl: continuous

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