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 seminars organized at DIFFER

Prof. dr. Peter Achterberg
June 17, 2021
In current debates about a crisis in the relationship between science and society, there are three central elements. 1) The first is the idea that science as an institution can no longer be trusted. 2)The second element is that people no longer trust scientific knowledge and see this as merely an opinion. 3) The third is that lay knowledge about science - scientific literacy - is becoming fragmented. In this seminar, I explore each of these three elements based on recent survey research. I will explore who embraces such critical views towards science, and more... Read more
Yu Li
June 18, 2021
PhD defense
DIFFER researcher Yu Li will defend his PhD thesis titled "Thermo-mechanical Behavior of Tungsten Under Fusion-relevant Hydrogen Plasma Loads" on 18 June 2021 from 11:00 - 12:00 CEST. The defense will take place online. Tungsten under plasma loads
Nuclear fusion is a promising way to address the global energy challenge. Tungsten is used to handle the extreme fusion exhaust, the performance of which is critical to the viability of nuclear fusion. In his thesis Yu Li explores the thermo-mechanical behavior of tungsten under fusion-relevant hydrogen plasma loads using the... Read more
Dr. Luca Consoli
June 24, 2021
Abstract Research integrity is a hot topic, not least because of a number of recent high-profile scandals. A typical measure taken in these cases is to tighten procedures and produce new rules. But is it the best way to go about it? During this seminar we will discuss about what (research) integrity is (or ought to be), with a particular focus on daily dilemma's. Luca Consoli is associate professor at the Institute for Science in Society in Nijmegen. He is an expert on scientific misconduct, science ethics and virtue ethics.
Wei Ou
July 7, 2021
PhD defense
DIFFER researcher Wei Ou will defend his PhD thesis titled "Liquid metal as the wall material of fusion reactors: deuterium retention and surface stability" on 7 July 2021 from 13:30 - 14:30 CEST. The defense will take place online.