The University of Groningen's Science LinX offers schools the opportunity to conduct all sorts of chemistry experiments at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Pupils can conduct special experiments that they would not be able to do at school. There are special fume cupboards, chemicals and advanced equipment available. The experiments dovetail nicely with the secondary school chemistry final examination material. In addition, pupils gain a better understanding of what studying Chemistry at university entails. Programmes varying in length from 90 minutes to four hours can be arranged.
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Amina Helmi, a professor of Astronomy specializing in Milky Way dynamics, structure and formation, will receive the Spinoza Prize in October.
The size and shape of dunes varies greatly around the world: in Europe they're tall and narrow, while in the US they're low and wide. A new study has found that this is partly because dunes are constructed by plants with different ‘movement strategies’...
More than 200 researchers and their teams can begin to work on social and scientific issues in close collaboration with public and private parties. This close collaboration will take place in 17 research projects.