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Lustrum Symposium: Science Matters

Friday 18 March 2016

On the 18th of March the Faculty of Science celebrates its fundamental research. Students, staff and alumni are invited to explore groundbreaking research in the lustrum symposium ‘Science Matters’. The symposium explores the impact of our fundamental research for the society of the future.

Key note speakers will be astronomer Ewine van Dishoeck, chemical biologist Hermen Overkleeft and theoretical physicist Carlo Beenakker who present their vision on fundamental research. Also, eight scientists of the institutes of the Faculty of Science present their research clustered in four themed sessions: Big Data, Health, Materials and Energy & Sustainability.

Two speakers from different institutes will offer a multidisciplinary vision on one theme. The sessions will be moderated by the Scientific Director of a related institute. NOS presenter Jan Douwe Kroeske, also known for the scientific program Jules Unlimited, summarizes the day and will give us an exclusive look into the future.


11.45 – 13.00 Lunch - A moment for students, staf and alumni to meet and mingle
13.15 – 14.15 Plenary program - Opening by dean Geert de Snoo

Key note speakers:

  • Prof.dr. E.F. van Dishoeck
  • Prof.dr. H.S. Overkleeft
  • Prof.dr. C.W.J. Beenakker

moderated by Jan Douwe Kroeske

14.25 – 15.15 Parallel session 1 - (themes: Big Data & Health)
15.15 – 15.45 Break
15.45 – 16.35 Parallel session 2 - (themes: Energy and Sustainability & Materials)
16.45 – 17.15 Closing - Jan Douwe Kroeske will conclude the programme by looking forward to the future with students representatives from de study associations
17.15 – 18.30 Reception

Parallell session 1

Parallell session 2

Theme: Materials

Parallell session 2

Theme: Energy & Sustainability


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