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University of Amsterdam

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1632 as the Athenaeum Illustre.

Location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Founding Date:
1632

Enrollment:
24,000

Official Website:
http://www.uva.nl/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Svante Arrhenius
Chemist
19-Feb-1859 2-Oct-1927 Explored electrolytic conductivity
Alonzo Church
Mathematician
14-Jun-1903 11-Aug-1995 Lambda calculus, Church-Turing thesis
Joop den Uyl
Head of State
9-Aug-1919 24-Dec-1987 Prime Minister of the Netherlands, 1973-77
Christiaan Eijkman
Scientist
11-Aug-1858 5-Nov-1930 Research led to discovery of vitamins
Samuel Goudsmit
Physicist
11-Jul-1902 4-Dec-1978 Conceived idea of Quantum Spin
Paul Greengard
Scientist
11-Dec-1925   Signal transduction in the nervous system
Hendrik S. Houthakker
Economist
31-Dec-1924 15-Apr-2008 Council of Economic Advisers, 1969-71
Famke Janssen
Actor
5-Nov-1965   X-Men, Bond Girl
Joseph Luns
Politician
28-Aug-1911 17-Jul-2002 Dutch Foreign Minister, 1952-71
Willem J. Luyten
Astronomer
7-Mar-1899 21-Nov-1994 Stellar mortician
Emilio Segrè
Physicist
30-Jan-1905 22-Apr-1989 Co-Discoverer of the antiproton
Raymond Tanter
Scholar
?   Iran Policy Committee founder
Robert F. W. Van Oordt
Business
26-Mar-1936   CEO of Rodamco, 2000-01
Melvin Van Peebles
Film Director
21-Aug-1932   Watermelon Man
Guido van Rossum
Computer Programmer
?   Created Python programming language
Hans Vonk
Conductor
18-Jun-1942 29-Aug-2004 Director, St. Louis Symphony, 1996-2002
Frits Zernike
Physicist
16-Jul-1888 10-Mar-1966 Phase-contrast microscope

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Tobias Asser
Activist
28-Apr-1838 29-Jul-1913 Hague Court of Arbitration
Haskell Curry
Mathematician
12-Sep-1900 1-Sep-1982 Combinatory Logic
Wim Duisenberg
Business
9-Jul-1935 31-Jul-2005 President, European Central Bank, 1998-2003
Jacobus H. van 't Hoff
Chemist
30-Aug-1852 1-Mar-1911 Three-dimensional molecular properties
Johannes Diderik van der Waals
Physicist
23-Nov-1837 9-Mar-1923 Investigated states of matter
Pieter Zeeman
Physicist
25-May-1865 9-Oct-1943 Discovered Zeeman Effect

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Pieter Zeeman
Physicist
25-May-1865 9-Oct-1943 Discovered Zeeman Effect


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