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J.C. Kapteyn Lecture: The Joy of Discovery

J.C. Kapteyn Lecture: The Joy of Discovery

J.C. Kapteyn Lecture: The Joy of Discovery

Wed, 14 March 2018
20:00 hour until 21:30 hour
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Nobel Prize winner Ben Feringa takes you on a discovery through the molecular world, and shares his remarkable experiences after ‘The Magic Call from Stockholm’. Based on recent developments in nano technology, he also sketches perspectives for the future. 

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Professor Ben Feringa has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on the development of molecular machines
Ben Feringa has been a professor of Organic Chemistry since 1988 and is regarded as one of the best scientists of our time, both within the Netherlands and worldwide. His research performance is exceptional. This is mainly due to the many breakthroughs he has achieved in various fields of chemistry. He is generally regarded as one of the world’s most creative and productive chemists. His 1999 discovery of the molecular motor -a light-driven rotary molecular motor- is widely recognized as a spectacular scientific breakthrough.

Painting of J.C. Kapteyn at his desk by Jan Veth. This painting dates from 1918 and was made at the occasion of his 40-th anniversary as professor in Groningen. Credits: UG
Painting of J.C. Kapteyn at his desk by Jan Veth. This painting dates from 1918 and was made at the occasion of his 40-th anniversary as professor in Groningen. Credits: UG

About the J.C. Kapteyn Lecture

The Royal Physics Society (KNG, established in 1801) organises yearly, in collaboration with Studium Generale Groningen, the J.C. Kapteyn Lecture for a wider audience. The lecture is named after the renowned astronomer Jacobus C. Kapteyn (1851-1922), the first professor of Astronomy at the University of Groningen, and for many years member of the board and chairman of the scientific division of the KNG. 

For more information about J.C. Kateyn and the Kapteyn Institue, please click here.