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Official opening of Leiden European City of Science 2022

Saturday 22 January 2022

The moment has finally arrived: Leiden is the European hotspot of science in 2022! We would like to invite you to the official opening of Leiden European City of Science 2022, with special national and international guests.

Voyage of discovery through Leiden

The opening will be broadcast during an online film premiere on January 22 at 14:00 via leiden2022.nl/opening. Anyone who is interested can watch. In the opening film for Leiden European City of Science, biologist and artist Auke-Florian Hiemstra goes on a voyage of discovery through Leiden, where he has a series of extraordinary encounters.

Biologist Auke Florian

Astrophysicist Ewine van Dishoeck will talk about the launch of the James Webb telescope, singer Nynke Laverman will sing about the importance of future generations and rheumatologist Ferry Breedveld will talk about the prestigious EuroScience Open Forum that will take place in Leiden in July.

Professor Ton Rabelink will talk from the Leiden Bio Science Park about the NecstGen innovations and artist Jan van IJken will show his film PLANKTONIUM. The film will conclude in European style with a mini-lecture on the magic of quantum theory by physicist Carlo Rovelli and a contribution by Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth. 

Ewine van Dishoeck

Something new to think about every day

And there is much more. In addition to the film premiere on January 22, a New Scientist special on Leiden2022 will be published next week, as well as a knowledge supplement all about science in the Volkskrant. And every day there is something to think, do, hear or see. Keep an eye on our website for the latest news: www.leiden2022.nl


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