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Construction of Delft proton therapy centre starts; proton therapy to become available in the Netherlands starting 2017

26 February 2015

Construction of the Holland Particle Therapy Centre (HollandPTC) will start in May. This was announced today by founding partners Erasmus MC, LUMC and TU Delft. The centre for proton therapy will be built in Delft and opens its doors in 2017. Continue


Dr. Frank Hollmann en dr. Pascale Daran-Lapujade win ERC Consolidator Grant

17 February 2015

Dr. Frank Hollmann and dr. Pascale Daran-Lapujade (Biotechnology), have been awarded with a Consolidator Grant by the European Research Council (ERC). During the next five years they will receive funding in the amount of approximately 2 million euros for their research.Continue


Two Vici grants for TU Delft: catalysis and nanophysics

17 February 2015

Two TU Delft scientists will receive a Vici grant of one and a half million euros from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The research of Frank Hollmann (catalysis) and Lieven Vandersypen (nanophysics) will be funded to enable them to conduct research for the next five years and to allow them to create their own research group.Continue


Getting 2 for 1: 'bonus' electrons in germanium nanocrystals can lead to better solar cells

13 February 2015

Researchers from FOM, the University of Amsterdam, the Delft University of Technology and the University of the Algarve have discovered that when light hits germanium nanocrystals, the crystals produce 'bonus electrons'. These additional electrons could increase the yield of solar cells and improve the sensitivity of photodetectors. The researchers will publish their work in Light: Science &...Continue


Counting errors sheds new light on viral activity

11 February 2015

TU Delft researchers have, in collaboration with their colleagues at the University of Helsinki, revealed the pausing behaviour of a viral RNA-dependent RNA polymerase, a key protein that is found in all RNA viruses. They also related this pausing behaviour to errors made by this protein.Continue


Mark van Loosdrecht elected member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)

10 February 2015

TU Delft´s Prof. Mark van Loosdrecht has been elected a foreign member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in the United States. It is considered a major professional honour for engineers to be elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering. The NAE was founded in 1964 as an independent non-profit institution and advises the US government, among others, in relation to...Continue


Yes, Quantum-Chaos increases too

10 February 2015

Basically, the laws of thermodynamics are the set of rules the universe lives by. They dictate that energy cannot spontaneously appear or disappear. However, the most familiar is the 2nd law, known by many people as: chaos always increases. A neat tower of blocks can transform in a pile, but a pile of blocks will never spontaneously arrange into a neat tower: that requires adding energy. A house...Continue


Incident in Hilversum

30 January 2015

TU Delft was shocked by the events that took place in Hilversum yesterday. The investigation into the incident is being carried out by the Dutch Prosecution Service, who will provide further information.Students will be given the opportunity to meet, should they wish to do so. They can also opt to see a student counsellor or psychologist. Continue

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