Dr Diederik Roest has been appointed a member of The Young Academy by the KNAW. Roest is interested in the mathematical properties of string theory. He enjoys linking abstract theory to actual experiments. Among the things he is investigating is whether clues for the existence of string theory can be found through observations on the very largest distance scales, such as background cosmic radiation. In 2008 Roest received a Vidi grant for his research: How stable are extra dimensions?
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As coordinator, Kas will receive EUR 1.6 million for his part in the project.
Pesticides can protect crops against harmful invaders, but they can also be very damaging to nature. Unfortunately, there are not always good environmentally-friendly alternatives. The deployment of the natural enemies of pests could offer a...
Prof. Slotboom co-applicant in awarded ZonMw project application
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