Winning big grants, supervising students, appearing in media… what is the secret to being a successful academic? In this series, UT researchers reflect on the various ways of being a good scientist and contributing to the world. The second episode introduces Rebecca Saive, Professor of Applied Physics. 'I don’t think that all scientific research should be driven by societal problems.'
Winning big grants, supervising students, appearing in media… what is the secret to being a successful academic? In this new series, UT researchers reflect on the various ways of being a good scientist and contributing to the world. The first episode introduces Carmen Anthonj, Assistant Professor of Water, Health and Decisions at ITC.
Getting high school students enthusiastic about science and creating awareness about solar energy. These are the most important reasons why two UT researchers will embark on a ‘Cycle for Science’ tour of more than 400 kilometers across the Netherlands next week. ‘With some common kitchen attributes you can make a solar panel.’
We binge-watch one Netflix show after another, we devour movies and games. Often, it is little more than mindless entertainment. Sometimes, however, it raises scientific questions. Pop culture viewed through the eyes of a scientist. In this episode, Peter de Vries, assistant professor at the department of Psychology of Conflict, Risk, & Safety, offers his view on the show ‘The Push’ (2016) by mentalist Derren Brown. If you haven’t watched this show, beware of spoilers!
Conducting research together to resolve social issues. That is the challenge that the 4TU federation posed to the four participating technical universities, along with a research budget of €22 million. UT professors Tatiana Filatova, Herman van der Kooij and Michel Versluis are at the head of three of the five 4TU studies.
Samen onderzoek doen om maatschappelijke problemen op te lossen. Dat is de uitdaging die de 4TU-federatie heeft neergelegd bij de vier technische universiteiten, met een pot onderzoeksgeld van 22 miljoen. UT-hoogleraren Tatiana Filatova, Herman van der Kooij en Michel Versluis staan aan het hoofd van drie van de vijf 4TU-onderzoeken.
Het zal geen twintig jaar meer duren voordat alle wetenschappelijke tijdschriften voor iedereen vrij toegankelijk zijn, voorspelt NWO-voorzitter Jos Engelen. 'Maar dat bereiken we niet door te zeggen: we schaffen Nature af.'
A group of children from local primary schools visited the University of Twente to get acquainted with the academic environment and to hopefully get interested in science. Twente Academy Young organized a special program for the young visitors, which included a tour of the Nanolab and many fun experiments, such as putting candy in the vacuum machine.