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Science faculties UvA-VU launch popular science magazine

26 March 2015

The first issue of the popular science magazine ‘Amsterdam Science’ was officially released earlier today during the Dies Natalis celebrations of the UvA’s Faculty of Science. A joint initiative of the University of Amsterdam, VU University Amsterdam and Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), this new English publication provides an in-depth look at some of the groundbreaking research being conducted in Amsterdam.

Cover Amsterdam Science editie 1

Cover Amsterdam Science. Image: Van Lennep Amsterdam

Amsterdam has a history as a city of scholars. With two universities, two academic medical centres and more than a dozen research institutes and national research centres, the Dutch capital offers a unique environment for all those captivated by nature and the science developed to describe and understand it.

Amsterdam Science was created out of the wish to make all this research accessible and visible for a broad audience. The editorial board of the magazine consist of researchers of the VU University, the Faculty of Science (UvA) and researchers related to the Centre for Mathematics and Informatics (CWI). 

Amsterdam Science covers all research areas being pursued in Amsterdam: mathematics, chemistry, astronomy, physics, biological and biomedical sciences, health science, ecology, earth and environmental sciences, forensic science, computer science and logic.

The core of the magazine is formed by articles from Master’s and PhD students, as well as from postdocs and senior researchers. The goal is the same – that of communicating the newest and most interesting science taking place in Amsterdam to a broad audience. This is an opportunity to show each other, and the rest of the world, the enormous creativity, quality, diversity and enthusiasm that characterises the Amsterdam science community.  

More information

Download the first issue of Amsterdam Science on the website: www.amsterdamscience.org

Published by  Faculty of Science