You Remember?
Double lecture by Douwe Draaisma and Marcel van den Hout
Date: 
Tuesday 14 March 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€4,-/€2,- for SGG-card holders/free for students

In a double-lecture, Marcel van den Hout and Douwe Draaisma explain why remembering and forgetting sometimes are out of control, and what we can do about that.

What We Should Remember about Forgetting - Douwe Draaisma

The End of an Economic Era
Stephen Kinsella
Date: 
Monday 13 March 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Harmonie Building, Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26, Groningen
Tickets: 
€4,-/€2,- for SG-card holders/free for students

Economies like the Netherlands and Ireland are experiencing faster than average growth in economic output and employment. Our governments have never been able to borrow as cheaply. There may be a temptation to feel like the 2007 crisis is far behind us, that the good times are here again.

You Remember?
Charles Fernyhough
Date: 
Tuesday 28 February 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€4,-/€2,- for SGG-card holders/free for students

Our memories define us, but they are also notoriously susceptible to distortion. In this talk, Charles Fernyhough will look at what the science of memory can tell us about this troublesome mental function. Why do we forget our early childhoods? How are our memories shaped by other people?

Mission to Mars - First Stop Antarctica
Floris van den Berg
Date: 
Monday 27 February 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€4,-/€2,- for SG-card holders/free for students

When humans eventually travel to the Red Planet, the voyage will be long and difficult. How can we prepare people for this journey?

Mission to Mars - First Stop Antarctica
Leonardo Surdo
Date: 
Monday 13 February 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€4,-/€2,- for SG-card holders/free for students

When humans eventually travel to the Red Planet, the voyage will be long and difficult. What challenges do we need to overcome to make a mission to Mars a reality?

Gravity, Information and the Dark Universe
Erik Verlinde
Date: 
Tuesday 24 January 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
Sold out, please try at the door

Are we standing on the brink of a new scientific revolution that will radically change our views on the very nature of space, time and gravity?

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.

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