laatste nieuws: onderzoek
Modelling gravitational wave complexity The Selection Committee of the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics today announced a Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics recognizing scientists and engineers contributing to the momentous detection of gravitational waves – a detection announced on 11 February 2016. The Special Breakthrough Prize can be conferred at any time in recognition of an extraordinary scientific achievement. The $3 million award will be shared between two groups of laureates: the three founders of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), who will each equally share $1 million; and 1012 contributors to the experiment, who will each equally share $2 million. Read more
Galvanic batteries The current in any lightbulb flows due to a difference in voltage, to overcome the electrical resistance. But not in superconductors, where the current doesn't experience any resistance. Superconductive currents require a phase difference to flow, which so far required energy to create. Scientist from QuTech at Delft University built a so called Phi0 Josephson Junction, that has a phase difference at default. It can therefor function as a tiny battery to store superconducting currents. The scientist published their work on 2 May in 'Nature Physics'  . Their research might help to operate large arrays of superconducting quantum bits, potential candidates to use in a future quantum computer. It is also another step towards the definite proof of Majorana fermions, an elusive particle for which the first signs where seen in QuTech in 2012, that form another potential qubit candidate. The conditions required for a phi0 Josephson Junction are identical to those needed for Majorana's to appear. Read more
Windmill An international team of researchers has found a way to investigate equilibrium, or the lack thereof, in cells and other living systems. They discovered that cells violate the fundamental principle of detailed balance, which is satisfied by all systems in thermodynamic equilibrium and is characterized by equal rates of forward and backward reactions between any two states of a system. The research team published their method and results in Science on 29 April 2016. Read more
Laatste nieuws: organisatie
Research calls 
- Call HTM 2016: deadline 7 June 2016, 14.00 hours (CET)
- EU/NWO cofund Materials Science and Engineering (M-ERA.NET) call: deadline 14 June, 12.00 hours (CET)
- Call for proposals lecturer posts L•INT: deadline 30 April 2017
- Regulation 'Encouraging European Research' (SEO) provides bonus for Horizon 2020 research: continuous
- Call for proposals FOM-Projectruimte: continuous
- Valorisation grants for university workgroups: continuous
- FOm/f-grants: continuous
- Proposal new Industrial Partnerships Programmes: continuous

Calls for suggestions/expressions of interest
- Call for consultation on the Horizon2020 programme 'Integrated Research, Innovation and Competitiveness Strategy' under the European Energy Union: deadline 31 May 2016

General calls and scientific prizes
- Call for suggestions focus sessions Physics @ FOMVeldhoven 2017: deadline 20 May 2016
- Register for 'Insight Out' - NWO conference for women in science: 24 May 2016
- Physics with Industry: call for companies: deadline 8 June 2016
- DutchBiophysics 2016: deadline submission abstracts presentation 30 May 2016
- DutchBiophysics 2016: deadline registration 25 August 2016
- DutchBiophysics 2016: deadline submission abstracts poster 25 August 2016
Computational Sciences for future Energy Conference 2016 - Abstracts: deadline abstract submission 15 July 2016
Computational Sciences for future Energy Conference 2016 - Registration: deadline registration 15 September 2016
- Writing for Natuurkunde.nl and Sciencespace.nl: continuous

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