String Theory and the End of Space and Time
Robbert Dijkgraaf. Emma-Jean Thackray’s Walrus
Science & Cocktails begins in Amsterdam at Paradiso with string theorist and science superstar Robbert Dijkgraaf in an event where science lectures meet music performances and fine cocktail craftsmanship! An event that goes deep into string....
Building stars, planets and the ingredients for life in space
Ewine F. van Dishoeck
One of the most exciting developments in astronomy is the discovery of thousands of planets around stars other than our Sun. But how do these exo-planets form, and why are they so different from those in our own solar system? Which...
The collective motion of flocks of birds and schools of fish
Why is the shape of a fish school on average oblong? Why is the shape of huge flocks of starlings continuously changing? Are there leaders in the huge flocks of starlings? Do starlings in the flock keep close to a familiar neighbour? Can the...