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AMOLF
AMOLF
Amsterdam, Netherlands

AMOLF

AMOLF Physics of functional complex matter

Structure and purpose

AMOLF scientists are continuously searching for the fundamental relationship between the architecture and interactions of complex matter and material systems and their purpose and function. Such a ‘system’ can be a complex of biomolecules with properties that make life possible. It can be a nanostructure of a semiconductor with metal particles that capture light. Or a newly designed material with very different mechanical properties than you might expect. What exactly is happening at the macro-, micro- or nanoscales and how can this be explained? AMOLF researchers cover a broad domain. However they all use research methods from physics to understand and manipulate a system.

Innovation and talent

AMOLF wants to enable new and highly promising lines of research to blossom quickly and to discover and develop talent. The institute’s structure is geared towards this. Young ambitious group leaders are given plenty of freedom. Skilled and curious PhDs and postdocs come from all four corners of the globe. Specialized technicians ensure that when it comes to infrastructure no sky is too high. At AMOLF researchers with different areas of expertise meet each other daily. This makes AMOLF a breeding ground for new ideas.

Insights and answers

AMOLF carries out fundamental physics with an open eye for applications. The researchers work closely with universities, institutes, and companies. The aim is to translate insights from fundamental research into answers to urgent societal questions.

6 JOBS FROM THIS EMPLOYER

AMOLF
AMOLF
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Postdoc: Measuring predictive information in living cells.
Remarkable recent experiments have demonstrated that single-celled organisms are able to respond not only to experienced changes in the past, but also to expected changes that have yet to occur – evidently exploiting temporal correlations in the environment to predict the…
AMOLF
AMOLF
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
PhD-student: Measuring predictive information in living cells
Remarkable recent experiments have demonstrated that single-celled organisms are able to respond not only to experienced changes in the past, but also to expected changes that have yet to occur – evidently exploiting temporal correlations in the environment to predict the…
AMOLF
AMOLF
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Postdoc: Biophysics of symbiotic networks and communities
Symbiotic partnerships can drive the evolution of remarkably complex social behaviors, even in simple organisms. Recent experiments provide evidence that symbiotic microbes demonstrate transport and trade behaviors reminiscent of human economics. What is the repertoire of…
AMOLF
AMOLF
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
PhD-student: Surfaces of acid water and ice studied with nonlinear femtosecond spectroscopy
In this project you will use advanced femtosecond spectroscopy techniques to study the properties of the surfaces of acid water and ice on the molecular scale. You will use the highly surface-specific technique of vibrational surface sum-frequency generation (VSFG) to study...
AMOLF
AMOLF
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Postdoc:Proton conduction at aqueous interfaces studied with nonlinear femtosecond spectroscopy
In this project you will use advanced femtosecond spectroscopy techniques to study the properties of water and hydrated protons near hydrophylic and hydrophobic surfaces. You will use the highly surface-specific technique of vibrational surface sum-frequency generation (VSFG)...