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Tuesday, 20 March 2012, 3:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

The End of Space and Time?

Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf

Robbert Dijkgraaf's focus is on string theory, quantum gravity, and the interface between mathematics and particle physics, bringing them together in an accessible way, looking at sciences, the arts and other matters.

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Distinguished University Professor of Mathematical Physics at the University of Amsterdam and President of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Professor Dijkgraaf studied physics and mathematics at Utrecht University. He gained his PhD cum laude in 1989 with Nobel Prize-winner Gerard 't Hooft. He held positions at Princeton University and Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study.

His current focus is on string theory, quantum gravity, and the interface between mathematics and particle physics. In 2003 his research was rewarded with the NWO Spinoza Prize, the highest scientific award in the Netherlands.

Many of his activities are at the interface between science and society. He writes columns, is involved in a popular TV science programme and initiated www.proefjes.nl (science education). Professor Dijkgraaf was member of the Innovation Platform, chaired by the Prime Minister. Professor Dijkgraaf is co-chair of the InterAcademy Council.

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20 March 2012

The End of Space and Time?
Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf

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