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Popular science events

Leiden University participates in and organises a number of popular science events to help inform the public about what is going on in the world of science.

Night of Arts & Science

The Night of Arts & Science has been the annual science and culture festival in Zuid-Holland since 2013. The historical centre of Leiden morphs into a stage for artists, actors, dancers, musicians, opinion makers and academics. Thousands of visitors can choose from over 150 acts, often at locations that are not usually accessible, such as the Oude Sterrewacht. Young and old are welcome at this wonderful evening.

On the Night of Arts & Science we show that we need artists and scientists to help us understand the world. They hold a mirror up to us or open doors that are usually firmly closed. The Night tells us something about the relationship between past, present and future, and gets us thinking about the important issues of our times.

If you want to contribute to the Night, please contact the scientific communication adviser for information or visit the website of the Night of Arts & Science.

3 October University

Had enough of all that beer, herring and white bread on 3 October? Then come to the tent in the Van der Werfpark to watch impassioned Leiden academics give interesting and topical lectures for all.

Want to have a go yourself? Contact the scientific communication adviser or take a look at the list of those who gave a lecture in 2016.

Famelab

Since its inception at the Cheltenham Science Festival in 2005, Famelab has developed into the most important science communication competition in the world. The British Council has been co-organiser since 2007. More than 5,000 scientists and engineers from more than 25 countries enter. Each year Leiden holds its own qualifying round for young passionate scientists. The winners go through to the national and maybe even the international rounds.

If you want to enter, please contact the scientific communication adviser or see the Famelab website.

This Week's Discoveries

Every Tuesday, scientists and guests from the Faculty of Science present their work to colleagues. For more information and the latest lectures, see the events pages. Interested in presenting your work? Contact Ron van Veen.

Archive previous This Week's Discoveries lectures

2018

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 2 October 2018

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 25 September 2018

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 12 June 2018

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 5 June 2018

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 29 May 2018

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 22 May 2018

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 15 May 2018

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 24 April 2018

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 17 April 2018

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 10 April 2018

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 3 April 2018

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 27 March 2018

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 20 March 2018

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 13 March 2018

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 6 March 2018

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 27 February 2018

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 20 February 2018

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 13 February 2018

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 6 February 2018

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 23 January 2018

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 16 January 2018

2017

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 19 December 2017 Karina Ramijan Carmiol, Norbert Peeters

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 12 December 2017 Coen van Hasselt, Reinout van Weeren

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 5 December 2017 Jian Wang, Almut Schüz

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 28 November 2017 Luca Avena, Edwin van der Heide

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 21 November 2017 Irene Groot

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 14 November 2017 Cornelia Pabst, Leonard Smith

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 7 November 2017 Anjali Pandit, Frank Takes

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 31 October 2017 Matthew Weaver, Nils Bruin

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 24 October 2017 Jan Willem van Holten, Renske Smit

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 10 October 2017 Ariane Briegel, Heidi Seibold

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 26 September 2017 Vera van Noort, Alfons Laarman

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 13 June 2017 Laura Scherer, Hans Slabbekoorn

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 6 June 2017 Ilze Bot, Thomas Bäck

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 30 May 2017 John van Noort

Lecture This Week's Discoveries | 23 May 2017 Raymond Oonk, Stefano Coppola

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 16 May 2017 Hans Kistemaker, Coen Breedveld, Mark Schoonderwo

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 9 May 2017 Daniela Huppenkothen

Lecture This Week's Discoveries | 18 April 2017 Hao Wang, Lora Aroyo

Lecture This Week's Discoveries | 11 April 2017 Jorryt Matthee, Daniela Kraft

Lecture This Week's Discoveries | 4 April 2017 David Holmes, Peter Flach

Lecture This Week's Discoveries | 28 March 2017 Krijn Trimbos, Bram Slütter

Lecture This Week's Discoveries | 21 March 2017 Arie-Willem de Leeuw, Wen Yang

Lecture This Week's Discoveries | 14 March 2017 Martin Caldarola

Lecture This Week's Discoveries | 7 March 2017 Paul Baireuther, Roberto Maiolino

Lecture This Week's Discoveries | 28 February 2017 Alexander van Oudenhoven, Harold Linnartz

Lecture This Week's Discoveries | 21 February 2017 Mingming Hu, Imke de Pater

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 14 February 2017 Laura Heitman, Michael Emmerich

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 7 February 2017 Stéphanie van der Pas, Ewine van Dishoeck

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 31 January 2017 Aquiles Carattino, Marc Koper

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 24 January 2017 Veer Keizer

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 17 January 2017 Alireza Mashaghi Tabari, Ionica Smeets

2016

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 13 December 2016 Maarten Schrama, Marileen Dogterom

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 6 December 2016 Ricardo De Gouveia da Costa Cachucho

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 29 November 2016 Wouter Bruins, Anthony Brown

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 22 November 2016 Michael Lew

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 15 November 2016 Vincenzo Torraca, Michelle Spierings

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 8 November 2016 Alexandru Iosup

This Week’s Discoveries | 1 November 2016

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 25 October 2016 Scott Waitukaitus

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 18 October 2016 Bertram de Boer, Alvaro Hacar Gonzalez

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 11 October 2016 Hans Aerts, Hermen Overkleeft, Sylvestre Bonnet

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 4 October 2016 Botond Szabo, Carlo Beenakker

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 27 September 2016 Martina Vijver, Henrik Barmentlo, Milan Allan

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 20 september 2016 Casper van der Wel, Piero Martin, University of Padova

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 14 June 2016 Nadia Soudzilovskaia, Simcha Jong Kon Chin

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 7 June 2016 Rocio Escobar-Bravo, Luca Giomi

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 31 May 2016 Hermen Jan Hupkes

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 17 May 2016 John Tobin, K.J. Batenburg

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 10 May 2016 Carolien Rieffe, Naomi Ellemers (Utrecht University)

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 26 April 2016 Leiden iGEM team, Amir Saedi (LION, ARCNL)

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 19 April 2016 Ignas Snellen

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 12 April 2016 Katharina Riebel

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 5 April 2016

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 29 March 2016

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 22 March 2016

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 15 March 2016

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 8 March 2016 Mirjam van Reisen, Johan Kuiper

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 1 March 2016

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 23 February 2016

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 16 February 2016 Remko Offringa, Alessandra Palmigiano (Technical University of Delft)

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 9 February 2016

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 2 February 2016

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 26 January 2016

2015

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 15 December 2015

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 8 December 2015

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 1 December 2015

Lecture This Week’s Discoveries | 24 November 2015

Lecture This Week's Discoveries | 17 November 2015

Lecture This Week's Discoveries | 10 November 2015

Lecture This Week's Discoveries | 3 November 2015

Lecture This Week's Discoveries | 27 October 2015

Lecture This Week's Discoveries | 20 October 2015

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