Studium Generale lecture Northern Lights

During the lunchbreak of Monday May 8, Noora Partamies will give a Studium Generale lecture on the Northern Lights in the Blue Hall in Auditorium. Noora explains how the Northern Lights occur, what they are, what their effects are, and why they are important to study. The atmospheres of the polar regions are constantly bombarded by energetic electrons, which cause the aurora borealis, and sometimes by more energetic protons from solar eruptions. Behind the scenes, these particles have much longer-lasting effects than just the emission of light. We think that this SG lecture could fit the interest of Physics students well! You can subscribe via the website of Studium Generale.

On the 10th of June, the first Eindhoven Pride Walk will take place. The Eindhoven Pride Walk aims to celebrate the diversity, inclusivity, and unity of our community, as well as to raise awareness about LGBTQIA+ rights and issues. The Pride Walk is being primarily organized by the Eindhoven-based organization Queer040, with contributions from all the LGBTQIA+ organizations around the city. As an association, we are invited to participate in the walk as a group or as individuals. Via this form, you can indicate if you want to join this event with Van der Waals. Please do so May 15. If there is enough interest, we can join as a group!

The TU Eindhoven team of iGEM is looking for new members for the 2023 team. Every year, an iGEM Eindhoven student team participates in the International Genetic Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition. The iGEM competition was organized for the first time in 2003 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The aim was to encourage students to try to solve real-world problems using genetically engineered organisms.

In Eindhoven, each year a new student team starts with their own research project. With support from the academic staff of the Institute of Complex Molecular Systems, the Eindhoven teams have accomplished interesting results and even won prizes for Best New Application and Best Innovation in Measurement.

iGEM particularly wants to also recruit students that have no background in the biomedical engineering / synthetic biology field to create a diverse and strong team. Are you interested? Make sure to send a mail to