The new In the Science podcast episode is out! The guest in this episode is Mike Dee. He is associate professor of Isotope Chronology. We talk to him about the research in which he and Dr Margot Kuitems demonstrated through radiocarbon dating that Europeans (Vikings) were present on the American continent as early as 1021 AD.
Upon publication of the research, it was breaking news.
The New York Times
and National Geographic
, among others, brought out the news. Although it was already known that Vikings arrived on the American continent before Columbus, an exact dating was not yet possible. This research changes that.
Last week, Ben Feringa and Anouk Lubbe presented the first copy of their book Alledaagse Moleculen (Everyday Molecules) to minister Robbert Dijkgraaf. The richly illustrated book offers an accessible overview of 180 substances in our daily lives....
Dr Annette Scheepstra of the UG Arctic Centre, part of the Faculty of Arts, is about to conduct research into tourism in Antarctica and how tourists can become Antarctic ambassadors. She has been granted €1 million in funding by the Dutch Research...
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has appointed Professor Maria Loi and Professor Dirk Slotboom from the Faculty of Science and Engineering as members of the Academy.
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