Faculty of Science
The University of Amsterdam
is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 30,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity.
The Faculty of Science
has a student body of around 8,000, as well as 1,800 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.Institute of Physics
The PhD project will be carried out at the Machine Materials Laboratory
, headed by Dr Corentin Coulais, and part of the Soft Matter Group
within the Institute of Physics
of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The laboratory has recently pioneered the field of active metamaterials (see recent articles
) and benefits from an exceptional scientific environment, in soft and condensed matter, computational physics and advanced materials.
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