On Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 October, everybody is welcome to come take a look at companies, institutes, universities, institutions and museums, and experience live science and technology during the 'Weekend of Science'. The four FOM Institutes will also open their doors to the public. It is a superb opportunity to take a look behind-the-scenes of scientific research. The Institutes Nikhef, AMOLF and ARCNL are taking part in the Open Day of the Amsterdam Science Park on Saturday 3 October, during which the theme will be light. FOM institute DIFFER will welcome visitors on Sunday 4 October. Everyone, both young and old, is warmly invited to take a look at the institutes, to talk with scientists and technicians or to take part in one of the many lectures, workshops, guided tours and demonstrations. Admission to all institutes is free of charge.
Directly connecting semiconductor nanocrystals in a new way allows networks with better electronic properties to be created. The created lead selenide networks are promising and could be used for future solar cells or transistors, for example. Researchers of FOM, Utrecht University, TU Delft and the French CNRS published their results in the online edition of the journal Nature Communications this week.
Anouk Rijs is the winner of the Minerva Prize 2015 from the FOM Foundation. Rijs receives the prize for her research in the area of biological molecules.
Every two years FOM crowns the best physics publication from a female researcher with the Minerva Prize
. This year Anouk Rijs receives the prize for her effort. The committee is highly impressed by the quality of her article that was published in April 2014 in 'Angewandte Chemie International Edition'.