Alumni mentors answer student’s questions
Students get free advice of Leiden alumni about their career, applying for a job, social networking and more. The Mentor Network is an online platform...
'A garden on Mars' crowdfunding campaign starts today
Today, 13 students at Leiden University have started a crowdfunding campaign to collect money for research into the possibilities of growing crops on ...
Black hole fed by cold intergalactic deluge
An international team of astronomers has witnessed a cosmic weather event that has never been seen before.
Prestigious Edinburgh Medal awarded for ‘Astronomy for Development’
The Edinburgh Medal 2016 had been awarded to both Kevin Govender of the Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) and the International Astronomical U...
200 years of Leiden Science: kicking off the lustrum year in style
Music, being together and the impact of science were at the heart of the festive opening of the academic year and the start of the faculty’s 200-year ...
Giant cosmic tsunami wakes up comatose galaxies
Galaxies are often found in clusters, which contain many “red and dead” members that stopped forming stars in the distant past. Now, an international ...
Complex Organic Molecules Discovered in Infant Star System
For the first time, astronomers have detected the presence of complex organic molecules, the building blocks of life, in a protoplanetary disc surroun...