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Masterminds. The History of the University of Groningen

Masterminds takes you through the history of science, featuring ground-breaking research and major scientific discoveries at the University of Groningen. From the story of its founding, via the first electric car and the first female student Aletta Jacobs, to the contemporary research of Nobel prize winner Ben Feringa and his nano car.

Eight figureheads of science, such as the versatile Petrus Camper and the ingenious Sibrandus Stratingh, show the challenges faced by Groningen scientists. Historical objects illustrate the developments in modern science.

Experience what science is all about, see how scientists work in a laboratory and become acquainted with scientific experiments.

Audio guide and interactive tour

For the exhibition Masterminds an audio guide and an interactive tour are available.

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Audio guide

The audio guide is an exiting audio play which will take you along all the figureheads in the exhibition Masterminds. You will be taken back in time at each 'Mastermind' – from Petrus Camper to Ben Feringa – in order to learn more on this scientist and his/her scientific discoveries.

Interactive tour

The interactive tour takes you into the world of science. Short podcast fragments offer greater depth and breadth on the different 'Masterminds'. Objects and stories come alive using 3D animations, illustrations and short videos, and to challenge yourself there are also several quizzes to take on the 'Masterminds' of the exhibition.

The audio guide and interactive tour are available online via the button below and can be listened to and watched anywhere: whether you are at the museum or at home.

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