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  • LHCB CERN

    Quantum Machine Learning enters the fray in CERN’s LHCb experiment

    03-08-2022

    In a recent article in the Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP), the LHCb collaboration reports the application of Quantum Machine Learning for identifying properties of so-called jets: streams of particles that result from particle collisions.

  • Circular Engineering

    The new engineer seeks the balance between resources, environment and public opinion

    21-07-2022

    The new engineer seeks the balance between resources, environment and public opinion

  • Barbara Strating & Mieke Derickx

    Beyond beauty

    20-07-2022

    How does art reflect our community? How does our community express itself through art? Barbara Strating is the new curator of the Arts and Heritage Commission at Maastricht University. She succeeds Mieke Derickx, who is retiring after more than two decades in the role. Here they discuss curiosity and wonder, Patient Zero and art as a meditation on our collective memory.

  • Cameron-Browne

    Is this stone in the Thermenmuseum Heerlen the oldest board game in the Netherlands?

    18-07-2022

    Is this stone in the Thermenmuseum Heerlen the oldest board game in the Netherlands? Experts from Heerlen and Maastricht differ in opinion.

  • einstein telescope

    Preparations for the Einstein Telescope can continue

    13-07-2022

    The Einstein Telescope will definitely receive 42 million euros from the National Growth Fund. The government previously granted the amount subject to conditions. With the definitive allocation, the preparatory work can continue.

     

  • Circular Engineering

    Circular Engineering: at the intersection of sustainability and technology

    08-07-2022

    This academic year, Maastricht University launched the bachelor’s in Circular Engineering. New programme director Gavin Phillips and first-year students Maria el Kadi and Lea Dratwa discuss the how and why of this degree, which will help students to address existing as well as future sustainability challenges.

  • Nitroshrimp: From shrimp waste to biobased fertilizers

    Nitroshrimp: From shrimp waste to biobased fertilizers

    08-07-2022

    A team of UM students from the Biobased Materials Masters, Business Engineering, Bachelors and Maastricht Science Program Bachelors was awarded 2nd place in the Netherlands’s national phase of Biobased Innovation Student Challenge Europe (BISC-E) Competition 2022.

  • Marco Serafini

    Marco Serafini winner of Menno Knetsch Thesis Award 2022

    08-07-2022

    The Menno Knetsch Award 2022 has been awarded to MSc Biobased Materials graduate Marco Serafini. His winning thesis was about ‘Sustainability assessment of biobased colourants for packaging applications.’

  • Dr. Jessica Steinlechner

    Searching for signals in the new science of gravitational waves

    04-07-2022

    Jessica Steinlechner and her research group at Maastricht University are making their contribution to discovering into the origin and future of the universe in the form of mirror coatings that will improve our ability to make such measurements.

  • Kristian van Kuijk

    Giving a scientific push to cyclists at the Tour de France

    01-07-2022

    Writing a thesis can be a lot of fun, particularly when you choose a subject that’s related to your favourite hobby. For Kristian van Kuijk, an avid cyclist, it’s even led to a dream come true. He’s found an accurate way to predict the energy burned by a rider during a race. The algorithm has impressed Team Jumbo-Visma, who are using Kristian’s predictions in this month’s Tour de France.

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