Contest "Science and the Outside World"
To reveal how reason and emotion come together in Leiden’s leading scientific research, a number of the University’s research groups will participate in the ‘Science and the Outside World’ contest.
In this contest scholars will present the subject of their research in a spectacular and active way, so that it is comprehensible for everybody. They get up from behind their desks or research benches to do something outside the University walls: during the lustrum week (12 to 18 June) they will explain to society exactly what it is that they do. Scientific research will be promoted actively to the man in the street.
An expert jury will nominate six projects from all the entries to put their plans into action during the lustrum week. These six groups will receive a subsidy to present their research in an active and stimulating way.
These six projects have been selected (in random order):
LUMC, Endocrinology-Surgery: Clemens Lowik (Endo) and Alexander Vahrmeijer (Surgery)
Seeing is Believing and Seeing is Healing: ‘Light’ in the Tracing and Treatment of Cancer
Humanities, Institute for History, Social History: Leo Lucassen and Suzanne Leclerq (IISG) Immigration and Urban Screening
Science, Excellent students: Wouter Bruins (assessor) and Huub Groot (LIC)
Project on biotechnology and genetically modified organisms (exact title to follow)
Social Sciences, Erik Bähre with Gwen Wolters and Minke Holleman (SC&M)www.universiteitleiden.nl/wk2010
Humanities, LUCL/Phonetic Lab: Vincent van Heuvel and Willemijn Heeren
Colouring with Vowels
All information about the Science and the Outside World contest can be found in this .pdf file.
At the end of the lustrum week, on June 17, the scholars will show how they presented their research to the general public. At this festive event, both the expert jury and the audience will have the chance to select the research group with the most remarkable presentation.
Thursday June 17
Location: Academy Building
‘Present your research to a broad public.’ interview with Ton van Haaften, head of the Lustrum steering committee.
Download the information brochure here.
Information: Rosalien van der Poel (e-mail), telephone: 071-5271804