Why is the sky blue? Why do we need to breathe? During your childhood, you’ve probably asked these types of questions an infinitude of times. They help us understand reality using the knowledge already acquired by others (our parents) as a shortcut. However, sometimes we encounter questions that don’t have a simple, direct answer. ‘How do ants find their way back home?’ or ‘How did life first start?‘ Questions like that are powerful tools that have been guiding us since the beginning of time, and now constitute an important step in the scientific method. 

Nijmegen’s Pint of Science team invites you to dive into the fascinating world of science through the lens of the different questions that fuel research. How does something work? What happens in a specific situation? Why do we observe certain effects? Anyone with a curious mind can think about these questions - and ways to answer them! But that’s also the job of scientists, who use a specific methodological approach - the scientific method - to try to answer questions based on evidence and experiments. 

This year’s talks are sponsored by the Donders Institute and will happen from 13th to 15th May at Cafe Ons Thuis with talks in English (13th and 15th) and Dutch (14th). Each day starts at 19.00, and will have a group of scientists talking about the questions that move their research. Topics range from ‘What is the link between literature and diplomacy after World War II? to ‘What would be the effects on the bacteria in our body if humans ever colonize another planet?’.

If you are interested in learning more about those and other fascinating scientific questions, make sure to register for one (or why not three!) of our evenings! You can get tickets at https://www.pintofscience.nl/events/nijmegen. Tickets are free, but reservation is needed! 

Hope to see you and your friends there!

Warm regards,

Pint of Science team Nijmegen




101 Science Vragen


Pint of Science Nijmegen nodigt je uit naar de kroeg om verschillende wetenschappelijke vragen te ontdekken en bespreken: ‘wat is artificial leven?’, ‘Hoe voelt het brein?’, of 'wat gebeurt er met ons microbiom als we naar Mars verhuizen?’.


Iedereen met een interesse voor science is uitgenodigd om deze vragen te komen bespreken in de kroeg met beroemde wetenschappers, zoals  Özlem Bulut en Lotte van Elteren, Sprekers op onze eerste dag


Dit jaar zullen de debatten en discussies plaatsvinden om 19:00 uur van 13 tot 15 mei in Café Ons Thuis in het Engels (13e en 15 mei) en in het Nederlands (14 mei).


Als je geïnteresseerd bent in deze en andere wetenschappelijke vragen, zorg er dan voor dat je je registreert voor een (of waarom niet drie!) van onze avonden! De evenementen vinden plaats van 19.00 tot 21.00 uur. 


Je kunt tickets krijgen op: https://www.pintofscience.nl/events/nijmegen


Tickets zijn gratis, maar reservering is nodig!


Hoop je daar te zien, samen met je vrienden!


Pint of Science team Nijmegen