Last week, Prof. Lars Rensmann was interviewed by the international public television network 3 sat in its most prominent evening show, "3 Sat Kulturzeit." "Kulturzeit" is broadcasted live in the three German-speaking countries Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Prof. Rensmann discussed new research, two new studies on populism, and European and democratic political attitudes ahead of the European elections. Rensmann argues that there are still solid pro-democratic, pro-European and pro-EU majorities across Europe, though increased social and political polarization of the public sphere, especially facilitated through social media and digitally "restructured" public communication, constitute a major challenge for liberal democracy ahead of the European elections.
Prof. Moniek Tromp has been appointed Captain of Science of the Chemistry Top Sector by the Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. As from 1 July 2023, she succeeded Prof. Bert Weckhuysen from Utrecht University.
Leonardo Arriagada Beltran conducted his PhD research on the interface of computer-generated art and the constantly evolving field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). He will defend his Phd thesis on 21 September. His research offers valuable insights...
Harish Vedantham and Casper van der Kooi have been nominated by New Scientist for Wetenschapstalent 2023 (Science Talent 2023). This election is meant to give young scientists and their research a stage.
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