Category Archives: Science outreach
The Research Foundation Flanders has celebrated its 90th birthday, organizing Knowledge Makers — the largest scientific congress in Belgium. Happy to present the clustering efforts that took place to compile the Flemish research agenda.
For the second year in a row, KVS and VUB unite forces to kick off the academic and cultural year. At MINDBLOWERS, don’t expect any puffed-up speeches or highfalutin lectures. No: short, powerful interventions at the crossroads of arts, culture, research and reflection. At the intersection of activism, ‘artivism’ and academia. This second edition of […]
A conversation about the lightness of being – including how to solve Olber’s paradox, how to measure the speed of light, and how to become (in)visibile. Full interview (in Dutch) can be found here.
The campaign “A question for Science” is an initiative of the Flanders Scientific Research Fund (FWO), commissioned by Flemish Minister Muyters, responsible for science and innovation, in collaboration with a broad group of scientific organizations, such as the Flemish universities and colleges, the KVAB, the Young Academy, the strategic research centers … As an ambassadors […]
What does it mean to be invisible? And will we ever buy one of those invisibility cloaks? The science is even better than the science fiction. The full interview (in Dutch) can be found here.
Volunteering at the Cambridge Science Fest, explaining the surprising science behind color together with the Harvard SEAS Photonics Club. Some exciting demos, including: 1: What is color? 2: What is light? 3: How are colors formed in nature? 4: How do I make colors like a peacock?
On the importance of different scientific languages and the art of scientific translations.
Can we make people invisible? Yes, no, well… maybe. It depends on how you define invisibility. The full lecture (in Dutch) can be found here.
On Sunday, February 25, the Brussels science ambassador of the year was announced. Lieve Lambrechts, researcher Applied Physics at the VUB, was one of the candidates of the WATS campaign of Innoviris, encouraging young girls to choose a scientific or technological direction and career. The laureate will be available in the coming year for campaigns […]
The 2017 Chemistry for the Future Solvay Prize was awarded to Professor Susumu Kitagawa for his work in developing metal organic frameworks, a new class of materials with a range of potential future applications, including the capturing of polluting gases. I delivered a speech, titled A conversation between Einstein, Magritte and Harry Potter, at this Solvay Prize […]