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Marileen Dogterom elected as new KNAW member

19 May 2016
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Professor of Bionanoscience Marileen Dogterom is one of the sixteen new members of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). She is one of the pioneers in the field of biomolecular physics. Dogterom’s research is focused on the cytoskeleton: the microtubules and filaments that give animal and plant cells their shape and mechanical function and that enable cells to successfully...Continue


TU Delft secures ten Vidi grants: from non-verbal behaviour to the analysis of 30,000 paintings

19 May 2016

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Vidi grants worth EUR 800,000 to ten researchers at TU Delft. Vidi grants are given to experienced researchers qualified to PhD level who are already some years into their research career. A Vidi grant enables them to spend five years conducting research and developing their own innovative line of research.Continue


Firefighters better positioned with mathematical model

09 May 2016

How can firefighters be optimally deployed in a region? If multiple stations are busy fighting a major fire, where should vehicles of other fire stations go to for optimal coverage? To answer these - and many other - questions the Fire Department Amsterdam-Amstelland joint forces with the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam and TU Delft.Continue


Researchers demonstrate error-corrected building block of a quantum computer

05 May 2016

Quantum computers are based on qubits that, unlike classical bits, can not only take the values 0 or 1 but can also be 0 and 1 at the same time. Unfortunately this quantum information is very fragile and thus gets lost easily. A team of scientists led by Tim Taminiau at QuTech in Delft has demonstrated for the first time that errors in quantum computations can be detected and actively corrected,...Continue


TU Delft best Dutch university in THE Reputation Rankings

04 May 2016

In the new Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, TU Delft maintains a shared 51-60th position, just like in 2015. TU Delft is now the highest-ranking Dutch university on this list. Continue


Tiny batteries for superconductivity

02 May 2016

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...Continue


TU Delft researchers develop tool to group cancer patients and offer tailor-made solutions

03 May 2016

TU Delft researchers have developed a tool that offers a simple means of comparing cancer patients in order to gain increased insight into various forms of cancer and help develop tailor-made treatments. The researchers have published their findings in the online open-access journal Scientific Reports.Continue


TU Delft is working on solutions to global problems in Africa

12 April 2016

New, affordable housing for rapidly growing African cities, better water management in the Zambezi river basin, better and easier diagnosis for tuberculosis and malaria, and cheap electricity generated from biogas in rural areas. These are the themes of a new series of research projects, for which TU Delft will recruit seven new doctoral candidates. Under the supervision of leading researchers,...Continue

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