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.
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
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