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Lecture | Symposium

Symposium: Does Science need Heroes?

Friday 29 September 2023 - Saturday 30 September 2023
Rijksmuseum Boerhaave
Lange St. Agnietenstraat 10
2312 WC Leiden

(Nobel) Prizes in the sciences in past and present

This symposium seeks to investigate how prize cultures have changed in the course of time, and what role prizes have (or should have) in current scientific practices.

Prizes in the sciences are a barometer of how we look at scientific excellency and how we value scientific practices and results, both within and outside the scientific community. Studying prize cultures therefore can help to unravel social aspects of the scientific practice and how science is regarded in society. 

Registration & pricing

Two days: €130 (students €90)
One day: €70 (students €45)
Tickets include coffee and tea, lunch, snacks and drinks, and a tour through the museum.
Conference diner (29 September): €50

Register on the website of Rijksmuseum Boerhaave.

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