What to expect by 2021
Bart van Ark, Steven Brakman and Doeko Bosscher
Date: 
Tuesday 17 January 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
admission free

Three days before Donald Trump takes office as the president of the United States, Groningen experts will debate what his inauguration means for the world.

How Nuclear Physics Changed the World
Bruce Cameron Reed
Date: 
Thursday 1 December 2016 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
Admission free

The development of nuclear weapons during the Manhattan Project is one of the most significant scientific events of the twentieth century. The Manhattan Project was the United States Army’s effort to develop and use nuclear weapons in World War II.

Christian Art Through Muslim Eyes
Navid Kermani interviewed by Andreas Blühm
Date: 
Monday 28 November 2016 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
Available as of 7 November

In his book Ungläubiges Staunen (Awe and Disbelief; not yet available in English), Navid Kermani comes face to face with great and lesser-known masterpieces of Christian art. He does this with an open mind, an open heart and unbridled curiosity.

Ben & Jerry's
Ben Cohen
Date: 
Wednesday 9 November 2016 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Grand theatre, Grote Markt 35, Groningen
Tickets: 
Admission free, but registration via Eventbrite is required

Co-founder Ben Cohen tells you all about the history of Ben and Jerry’s, their values, their mission and about their involvement in communities.

Date: 
Sunday 6 November 2016 - 4:00 pm
Location: 
Aletta Jacobs Hall, Blauwborgje 4, Groningen
Tickets: 
Sold out! No ticket? Try at the door or watch the live stream!

Despite our intentions, why do we so often fail to act in our own best interest? Why do we promise to skip the chocolate cake, only to find ourselves drooling our way into temptation when the dessert tray rolls around?

Blaauw Lecture 2016
The Cosmological Context of the Milky Way
Rosemary Wyse
Date: 
Wednesday 19 October 2016 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
Admission free

The Milky Way Galaxy is a typical large disc galaxy and can be used as a template for understanding how galaxies form. We can obtain much more detailed information about the stars that make up our Galaxy than we can for more distant galaxies.

Powers of the Middle East
Paul Aarts
Date: 
Thursday 13 October 2016 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€3,-/free for students and SG-members

How should we look at Iran? Has it become more dangerous than Israel, as a Saudi commentator remarked? Or should Tehran’s agenda be seen as largely defensive, to achieve ‘strategic depth’ and safeguard its system against foreign intervention?

Maurits Groen
In collaboration with the Energy Academy
Maurits Groen
Date: 
Thursday 6 October 2016 - 3:30 pm
Location: 
Auditorium, Willem-Alexander Sportcentre, Groningen
Tickets: 
Admission free

Sustainability is high on the agenda of many organisation these days, it is a hip and relevant issue. But how does it become more than a bullet point in a business plan? How can you make a sustainable impact as an organisation? Can you make business out of sustainable energy?

Date: 
Wednesday 5 October 2016 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
Admission free

The rhythms of the sky have long been companions of human thought and ritual. Religions have found many ways to make sense of seasonal weather cycles, alongside the unreliable and cruel performance of the earth’s climate.

J.C. Kapteyn Lecture
Mildred Dresselhaus
Date: 
Wednesday 28 September 2016 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
are required, but are available for free

Professor Mildred Dresselhaus, also known as ‘the queen of carbon’, worked for more than 50 years in the world of physics. She is best known for her work on carbon science and carbon nanostructures, as well as nanoscience and nanotechnology more generally.

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