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.

A Lecture Performance
Lucas De Man
Date: 
Tuesday 20 September 2016 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Grand Theatre, Grote Markt 35, Groningen
Tickets: 
Available as of 23 August 2016

For this solo-performance, Lucas De Man travelled through Europe, visiting more than 20 creators that are rooting for change and are all working on remodeling the society that they live in.

Studium Generale Groningen goes Noorderzon
Milton Mermikides and Ensemble Montage
Date: 
Friday 26 August 2016 - 7:30 pm
Location: 
Noorderplantsoen, Spiegeltent, Groningen
Tickets: 
Available as of 25 July at www.noorderzon.nl

What does the skyline of New York sound like? How can you make a composition from your sleep patterns or blood cells? Music can be made from anything we find around us.

Hanze Lecture
Frank Quix
Date: 
Tuesday 24 May 2016 - 3:30 pm
Location: 
Van DoorenVeste, Zernikeplein 11, Groningen
Tickets: 
Admission free

The downfall in the retail sector seems to be unstoppable. The internet is often mentioned as the major disrupting factor. But, is this really the case?

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