Beyond Electronics
Hendrik de Waard Lecture
Abandoning Perfection for Quantum Technologies
David Awschalom
Date: 
Wednesday 18 October 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Aletta Jacobs Hall, Blauwborgje 4, Groningen
Tickets: 
Free admission

In the future, could we store our memories on a single atom? David Awschalom presents a fundamentally new generation of information technologies.

New Europe
Date: 
Thursday 19 October 2017 - 8:30 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€ 4,- / € 2,- SGG-card / students free

The 2016 Brexit vote and the US Trump election represented a dual threat for the European Union. A populist revolt — the immediate danger of which has subsided after the 2017 elections in the Netherlands, France and Germany. But also a geopolitical wake-up call.

The end of the American dream
Kelly Nyks
Date: 
Wednesday 8 November 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€ 4,- / € 2,- SGG-card / students free

In a series of interviews iconic intellectual Noam Chomsky discusses how the concentration of wealth and power among a small elite has polarized American society and brought about the decline of the middle class.

The end of the American dream
Soundsofmusic
A conversation with Charles Groenhuijsen, Julia Wolfe and Tim Jelfs
Date: 
Friday 10 November 2017 - 7:15 pm
Location: 
Grand Theatre, Grote Markt 35, Groningen
Tickets: 
admission only with free ticket

What is the role and position of artists, scientists and journalists in the Trump era?

Date: 
Thursday 16 November 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€ 4,- / € 2,- SGG-card / students free

What makes the Dutch unlike any other people in the world? What unusual behaviours are typically Dutch? And what do foreigners really think of the Netherlands and its peculiar inhabitants?

Michèle Lamont– co-speaker Rafael Wittek
Date: 
Monday 20 November 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€ 4,- / € 2,- SGG-card / students free

In many Western societies, social status and impact are determined by personal success in terms of level education, career, money and possessions. Such a one-sided focus on a narrow range of competences and knowledge produces a competitive society of winners (some) and losers (many).

Kenniscafé Groningen 2017
Science café
Date: 
Thursday 23 November 2017 - 4:30 pm
Location: 
Der Aa-kerk, Akerkhof 2, Groningen
Tickets: 
admission only with free ticket

Noorderlicht International Photography Festival 2017 focusses on the representation of it. Artists and scientists share many of the same principles: originality, creativity and an open mind. In this Science Café the two disciplines will enter into a dialogue with one another.