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Do autistic teenagers spontaneoulsy help a clumsy researcher?
Spontaneously helping one another, why do we bother? It is believed that lending a hand to others promotes social bonding, helping us to connect with each other and even build friendships. In our experiment, in which the adult researcher ‘accidentally’ dropped matches on the floor, most adolescents…
Pickpocket compounds from Latin to Romance
This thesis discusses the development in Proto–Indo–European, Latin and Romance of a word–formation pattern which the most adequate terminology in use dubs ‘verbal government compounds with a governing first member’; I use the shorthand ‘pickpocket compounds’.
About the programme
The programme consists of 60 EC, to be completed in one year.
Religious Narratives as Plausibility Structures
Religions involve belief in the unbelievable: in evil spirits causing disease, in souls surviving death, and in gods punishing wrongdoers and blessing the just. Cognitive studies suggest that humans are predisposed to speculate about fate and divine agency, but support from so-called ‘plausibility structures’…
While colloidal aggregates are often undesirable due to their random shapes, we exploit them as a starting point to synthesize patchy particles.
What we can learn from the Mycenaeans
The Mycenaean civilization of ancient Greek times offers enormous potential for useful information: from innovative construction methods to ways of handling crisis situations as a society. Archaeologist Ann Brysbaert and her team analyse Mycenaean construction processes in the ERC Consolidator project…
The Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Golden Horde
Did the Jochids leave their mark on the Grand Duchy, taking into account that the Lithuanian state was one of the main successor states of the Great Horde in the 16thCentury?
Adaptive Semi-Strong Ecosystem Dynamics
Developing methodes to understand the evolution of patches in natural ecosystems
The Unforeseen 2012 Crisis in Mali: The Diverging Outcomes of Risk and Threat Analyses
The 2012 crisis in Mali, where the state collapsed and terrorist groups took over the north, came as a surprise to many. Mali had been considered a poster-child for democracy and was judged as considerably more stable than its neighbors by leading quantitative indices of state fragility. This article…
Quantum Matter and Optics
The quantum nature of matter and light has grown into a broad and fruitful research field for theorists and experimentalists alike. It combines foundational research with toward applications, the most well known of which is the quantum computer.
Understanding Contemporary Islamic Crises in the Middle East
The Issues beneath the Surface
Knowledge Networks and Craft Traditions in the Ancient World
Reconstructing the Villa of Serenus
Dorothea Schulz & Martin Hense
IAFPA research grant for Willemijn Heeren and Lei He
Willemijn Heeren has, together with dr. Lei He (Department of Linguistics, Tübingen & Center for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics, Zürich), received a research grant from the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics to start a pilot project on “Between-speaker variability in dynamic…
Oude UB exhibition shows the beauty of ‘pavement plants’
For a few years now, Leiden’s Hortus botanicus has been mounting a campaign to cherish wild plants in the city – for the biodiversity and beauty of this spontaneous vegetation. Botanical artists reveal this beauty in an exhibition at Oude UB in Leiden.
- The Common European Framework
- Week 4: 28 January – 3 February 2018
The Effectiveness of Dialogue in Communication, Past and Present
This project seeks to integrate scientific research and practical knowledge in the study of the mechanisms that make dialogue an effective tool for communication, teaching, and thinking.
The nation in the city. Urban experience and national agency, Amsterdam 1850-1900 (in Dutch)
My research project focuses on the development of a popular national agency in late nineteenth century Amsterdam and the question how ‘ordinary’ citizens imagined ‘the Netherlands’ through the experience and use of their urban surroundings.
Tessa Verhoef: 'An algorithm still has a lot to learn from human interaction'
If an algorithm has to learn to understand language, simply having a lot of data doesn’t help much. Like us, a computer has to learn the language in interaction with others. Tessa Verhoef is fascinated by how this interaction works.
The Birth of Political Mass Parties
How did parties as political organizations emerge?
Colloidal LEGO with peptides
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Sangwon Suh returns to Leiden University as Professor
The Institute of Environmental Sciences has a brand-new professor: Sangwon Suh. As of 1 August, he is Professor Environmental Systems Analysis. ‘It’s an absolute pleasure and honour to rejoin Leiden University,’ he says.
A retrospective impact assessment of human and environmental resource usage in Late Bronze Age Mycenaean Monumental Architecture, Greece
A new window on the Universe
The bottom-up development of post-Roman northwestern Europe
The Green algae Chara as model system for intra and inter cellular transport processes.
Beyond the Greater Angkor Region
How did Angkor interact with regional urban centers? How did the settlement system impact the society's agricultural system and regional resilience?
Collateral Management: more or less risk?
Jacques Sevat discussed the practical and legal aspects of global collateral management: collateral management to reduce the credit risks a global bank such as ING Bank runs every day.
Power in the Sands: A Monumental Desert Gateway to the Roman World at Udhruh (Jordan)
This project aims to excavate and date the setting of the east gate of the Roman fortress of Udhruḥ. This will be compared with other Diocletianic military installations from the region. We also hope to retrieve another gate inscription which can shed light on the function and political embedding of…
Daniela Kraft about freezing soap bubbles
Physicists at Virginia Tech in the US investigated how a soap bubble freezes to become a beautiful ice dome. This only happens when the surrounding air is cold enough, otherwise the dome collapses. LION-researcher Daniela Kraft comments. 'This had never been researched before. I think it is beautiful…
Supercurrents gone chiral: new type of superconducting junction
Unconventional superconductors form one of the big mysteries in physics. Among them is strontium ruthenate, which stands out as a controversial superconductor. During his PhD, Leiden physicist Kaveh Lahabi has provided new insights into the nature of superconductivity in this material, leading to a…
Orbiting black holes explained with super computer
Two black holes, in close orbit around each other. Have they slowly drifted together, or did they emerge from two orbiting stars? Together with to colleagues form Amsterdam, Leiden astronomer Simon Portegies Zwart calculated that the second scenario is rather likely.
School classes visiting the Living Lab
Coming Friday afternoons, primary school classes will visit the Living Lab! In cooperation with Technolab Leiden, several school visits will be organised. Last Friday, group 7
Archaeologists reconstruct ancient Greek urge to build
An enormous number of monumental buildings, such as burial tombs, appeared in Mycenaean Greece after 1600 BC. Why did this urge to build come to an abrupt end 400 years later? Archaeologist Ann Brysbaert investigates the possible causes thanks to her ERC Consolidator Grant.
Robots and burial mounds
Neural networks have a wide range of applications. In Leiden, psychologists use them to build robot brains, whereas archaeologists use them to hunt for prehistoric graves.
The van Exter group has an extensive history of prior research in classical and quantum optics. As former part of the group of Han Woerdman, we have studied topics as diverse as:
The research of the Van Eck Group focusses on 3 interconnected research lines: 1) Identification and therapeutic targeting of key pathways/regulators in macrophages essential for prevention of atherosclerotic lesion development or stimulation of regression of existing lesions, 2) Atherosclerosis as…
Selected publications of the Cardiovascular and Metabolic Therapeutics group.
Retrieving the Past Glory: Social Memory, Transnational Networks and Christianity in Contemporary China
To address the relevance of Christianity to the ideological negotiations with the officially established authority, this research will be conducted by asking how the history enthusiasts negotiate the Christianity-related ideology through reconstructing the Christian past and reproducing religious histories…
- The emerging sign language of Guinea-Bissau (LGG)
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