Upcoming events and seminars

We believe in our duty to share knowledge through weekly seminars, regularly workshops and other events. Our weekly seminars at DIFFER (filter the list below for seminars only) cover a wide range of topics and are open to everybody. Please, read more about our seminars and specific information for external visitors at Upcoming seminars.

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List all past events organized at DIFFER
List all past seminars organized at DIFFER

Wybren Jan Buma
February 21st 2019
Seminar
Absorption of light brings molecules into an activated state. From this state radiative processes can occur, but much more interesting are the nonradiative, dark processes in which the photon energy is transformed into other forms such as mechanical and chemical energy. We aim to control these light-to-activity pathways as they allow us to use photon energy to drive targeted applications such as energy conversion, photocatalysis, photon-driven molecular nanotechnology, as well as optogenetics and photopharmacology.
Cees Buisman
February 27th 2019
Seminar
(Note the different day) Buisman wrote the essay “Humanity is Not a Plague”, in which he argues that it is possible for 10 billion people to exist together on this Earth – as predicted for the year 2100 – provided that the richer part of the world no longer merely focuses on its own health, prosperity and happiness, and instead starts working seriously on developing a higher consciousness.
Bert Meijer
March 14th 2019
Seminar
abstract wll follow
Esther Alarcon Llado
March 21st 2019
Seminar
abstract will follow
June 21st 2019
Symposium
Friday 21 June the second Netherlands conference on Electrochemical Conversion & Materials (ECCM) will be organized by the ECCM advisory committee, appointed by the Dutch government. The ECCM committee is proud to announce the keynote speakers and invites experts from academia, industry, applied research organisations, government and NGO’s to submit abstracts to contribute to the three thematic parallel sessions of the conference.