- Jan van Ruitenbeek Fellow of the APS
- We warmly congratulate our colleague Jan van Ruitenbeek with his election to Fellow of the American Physical Society. Jan is recognized for his outstanding contributions to physics, in particular for his studies of the transport properties of small junctions and molecules. Congratulations, Jan!
Publ. 03-12-2013 14:50
- Vision paper "Chemistry & Physics: Fundamental For Our Future"
- On Monday December 2, Robbert Dijkgraaf, past president of the Dutch Royal Society of Arts and Sciences, and current director of the world-famous Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, presented the vision paper for the year 2025 "Chemistry & Physics, Fundamental For our Future" to the Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Jet Bussmaker. The vision paper, written by 11 scientists from the two scientific disciplines, presents a concise analysis of the worldwide trends, the future research agenda for physics and chemistry, a SWOT analysis for the Dutch situation covering a broad range of topics, and, finally, a set of 12 recommendations.
The vision paper will be broadly discussed in various fora, and will certainly act as a frame of reference in future discussions.
Publ. 03-12-2013 09:24
11 Dec, 08h45, Academy building - Rapenburg 67-73Thesis Defense
Erik Woldhuis - Instituut Lorentz: Foam Rheology Near the Jamming Transition
Promotor: Prof.dr. M.L. van Hecke,
11 Dec, 15h00, Academic building - Rapenburg 67-73Thesis Defense
Louk Rademaker - Instituut Lorentz: Fermions and Bosons, Excitons in Strongly Correlated Materials
Promotoren: Prof.dr. J. Zaanen; Prof.dr.ir. H. Hilgenkamp (UTwente & ULeiden)
11 Dec, 19.30 hours,Colloqium Ehrenfestii
John Toner: Fish gonna swim, birds gotta fly, I gotta do Feyman graphs 'til I die: A hydrodynamic theory of flocking