This Week’s Discoveries Archive
Every Tuesday from 13.00 until 13.40!
Scientists from our faculty will present their most recent discoveries. This “lunch-colloquium” will take place in De Sitterzaal (Groundlevel J.H.Oortgebouw, Niels Bohrweg 2) and lasts from 13.00 until 13.40 o’clock. Everybody is welcome. The short presentations (15 minutes followed by 5 minutes of discussion) will be such that everybody should be able to understand what has been discovered. A lunch to Discover is provided at 12.45 near De Sitterzaal.
22-04-2014 Vinzenz Koning - LION, theoretical physics "Doughnut-shaped droplets of liquid crystal" Vincent Merckx - Naturalis "Tropical Biodiversity: a hands-on course in Borneo" 15-04-2014 Sander Hille - MI "Exploiting mathematics in biology: revealing details of long range auxin transport" Bart Kienhuis - LIACS "Real-time processing: Dataflow to the rescue" 08-04-2014 Alexey Boyarsky - LION, theoretical physics "On the hunt for dark matter" 01-04-2014 Simon Portegies Zwart - STRW "One two many" Natalie Webb - Lorentz Center highlight "Searching for the building blocks of galaxies" 25-03-2014 Jelmer Renema - LION "Tomographic experiments into the working principle of a superconducting single photon detector" Erik Danen - LACDR "Talking to the matrix to control cell growth & migration" 18-03-2014 Jacqueline Meulman - MI "Computational Statistics: From Scientific Discovery to Validation" Raymond Shaw - LC Highlight "Supercooled clouds: ice crystal power laws and orbits" 11-03-2014 Hao Qiu - CML "Quantitative modelling of metal toxicity in a key soil sentinel organism" Daniel Vanmaekelbergh - LC Highlight "Geometric semiconductors with graphene-plus properties" 04-03-2014 Peter Klinkhamer - IBL "Plant natural products and the biobased economy: learning from nature" Jaap van den Herik - LIACS "HEPGAME, simplification of complex expressions" 25-02-2014 Phil Elks - IBL "Hypoxic Signalling and Tuberculosis; Do White Blood Cells Hold Their Breath?" Gregory Schneider - LIC "Graphene at the edge" 18-02-2014 Daniel Rozen - IBL "The evolution of antibiotics" Frank den Hollander - MI "The Gravitation program Networks" 11-02-2014 John van Noort - LION "Chromatin Dynamics in Single Genes" Jan Sijbers - Lorentz Center highlight "Superresolution reconstruction in tomographic imaging" 04-02-2014 Pedro Russo - Sterrewacht "Astronomy for development and universe awareness" 28-01-2014 Johan Kuiper - LACDR, Biopharmaceutics "Development of a vaccine for the treatment of cardiovascular disease" Hermen Overkleeft - LIC, Bio-organic synthesis "to be announced" 21-01-2014 Rychard Bouwens - Sterrewacht "Growing Up Quickly: Four Extraordinarily Bright Galaxies in the Early Universe" Dirk van Delft - Sterrewacht and museum Boerhaave "100 Years of Philips Research" 14-01-2014 Patrik Henriksson - CML "Quantifying uncertainties around product footprints" Huib Jan van Langevelde - Sterrewacht and JIVE "Zooming in on Galactic masers" 17-12-2013 Cosma Fulga - LION-Institute Lorentz "Theory and Experiment and Majoranas" David Kaiser - Lorentz Center highlight- Cold War Science "Testing Bell's Inequality with Cosmic Photons" 10-12-2013 Erik Schultes - LIACS "Computing the 7-mer Sequenome" Jos Jonkers - LACDR, Toxicology "Studying therapy resistance in mouse models of breast cancer" 03-12-2013 Jonathan Citrin - Lorentz Center Highlight- Modeling Kinetic Aspects of Global MHD Modes "Shake, rattle and roll: new discoveries in fusion plasma turbulence" 26-11-2013 Catherine Walsh - STRW "Investigating the chemical heritage of planetary systems" Vivi Rottschafer - MI "Patterns in animal communities and phase separation" 19-11-2013 Mario van der Stelt - LIC, Bio-organic Synthesis "Discovery of molecular tools to detect and control endocannabinoid biosynthesis" Anne Schulp - Naturalis Biodiversity Center "Finding a T. rex ...and what's next?" 12-11-2013 Paul Vulto - LACDR, analytical biosciences "How Organ on a Chip will enable 21st century drug development and discovery" Arnold Tukker - CML ": Big environmental data. The creation of a global economic-environmental-resource dataset for policy analysis" 05-11-2013 Ewa Snaar-Jagalska - IBL, molecular cell biology "Novel treatment strategies for Ewing’s sarcoma established in zebrafish model" Piers Coleman - Lorentz Center Highlight "Magnetism and superconductivity, a new era of convergence" 29-10-2013 Frank Wuerthner - Lorentz Center Highlight "Kinetically trapped Dye Aggregates - New Perspectives for Photophysical Investigations and Materials Design?" 15-10-2013 Wouter Bruins - IBL and In Ovo "In Ovo: chickens and applied Leiden Science" Jan-Willem van Holten - LION, Institute Lorentz "Nobel Prinze 2013: The message of the Higgs boson" 08-10-2013 Nienke van der Marel - Leiden Observatory "Planet formation in action with ALMA: A major asymmetric dust trap in a protoplanetary disk" 01-10-2013 Katy Wolstencroft - LIACS "Enabling and Encouraging Semantic Data Sharing: A Case Study In Systems Biology" Geert Jan Kroes - LIC Theoretical Chemistry "Reaction barriometry: Towards a chemically accurate description of reactions on metal surfaces" 24-09-2013 Jeroen van Smeden - LACDR Drug Delivery Technology "Stratum corneum lipids in atopic eczema patients; chain length matters" Andy Howell - LC Highlight "New types of stellar explosions and their progenitors" 17-09-2013 Chris Jacobs - IBL Evolutionary Biology "Surviving embryogenesis: the extraembryonic serosa protects against desiccation and infection" Dirk Bouwmeester - LION Quantum Optics "Light emitting silver-DNA origami" 11-06-2013 Michelle Janssens - LACDR "Impaired skin barrier function in atopic eczema correlates with altered stratum corneum lipid organization" Ariyan Javanpeykar - MI "From Arakelov to Belyi" 04-06-2013 Erik Burgerhout - IBL "Effects of endurance swimming on maturation in farmed male European eels" Femke Tabak - LION "Imaging atoms at video-rate; can micromachines help?" 28-05-2013 Diego Garlaschelli - LION and LC Highlight "Early warning signals of interbank collapse" 21-05-2013 Oscar Diaz-Morales - LIC "Water electrolysis on a gold electrode: 224 years after Paets van Troostwijk and Deiman" Ester van der Voet - CML "A sustainable management of anthropogenic metals cycles, a report for the UNEP International Resource Panel" 14-05-2013 Steven Tingay - Lorentz Center Highlight "The Murchison Widefield Array: the hunt for the first luminous objects in the early Universe" 07-05-2013 Frerik van Beijnum - LION "scattering, loss, and gain of surface plasmons"