Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
Part of University of Groningen
Science LinXScience Linx News

Llowlab : sun, super acts and science

30 August 2012
University of Groningen Chemistry professor Kees Hummelen presents plastic solar cells on Llowlab
University of Groningen Chemistry professor Kees Hummelen presents plastic solar cells on Llowlab

For the third year in a row Lowlands, one of the biggest music festivals in the Netherlands, has put on a scientific fringe programme. While on the main stage Foo Fighters, The Kyteman Orchestra and Triggerfinger captivated the audience, a number of universities – including the University of Groningen – presented cutting-edge science at Llowlab.

Groningen’s contribution focused on nanoscience, and included research into plastic solar cells by Prof. Kees Hummelen. He recently published his research on harvesting feeble photons and on how plastic solar cells on a laptop bag could power your laptop.

Lowlands was sold out with over fifty thousand people attending the three-day festival (17-19 August). Although music is the main dish served up at Lowlands, the line-up traditionally also includes theatre, art and political debate.

Last modified:23 December 2016 12.33 p.m.
printView this page in: Nederlands

More news

  • 16 July 2019

    Thirteen Veni grants for young Groningen researchers

    Thirteen researchers from the University of Groningen (UG) and the UMCG have been awarded Veni grants within the framework of NWO’s Innovational Research Incentives Scheme. A terrific result building on last year's successes, where 12 Groningen researchers...

  • 11 July 2019

    UG to build new observatory in dark Lauwersmeer Region

    The Kapteyn Astronomical Institute of the University of Groningen is working on a concrete plan for a new observatory in the Dark Sky Park Lauwersmeer. The observatory will be placed at the Lauwersnest Activity Centre of Staatsbosbeheer in Lauwersoog...

  • 08 July 2019

    Zeven RUG-projecten krijgen financiering via de NWA Ideeëngenerator

    De NWO heeft aan 37 out-of-the-box onderzoeksideeën financiering toegekend vanuit de Ideeëngenerator. Een belangrijk kenmerk van de projecten is een mogelijke maatschappelijke impact. Elk van de onderzoekers krijgt 50.000 euro beschikbaar om met samen...