Study Tour Abroad subscriptions are closed!

The Study Tour Abroad 2024 is going to Argentina, Chile and Uruguay! The subscriptions are open from the 28th of November until the 15th of December. You can find the presentation and participation documents in this news post!

To register for the Study Tour Abroad you have to fill in the registration form below. You should be able to fill in your information to the PDF’s using Adobe Acrobat Fill & Sign. You can mail the filled in forms or any questions to Laura@vdwaals.nl.

You can also join the Study Tour Abroad 2024 interest WhatsApp group using this link.

Presentation

Registration form

Administrative regulations


Project Interuniversitaire Olympiade Natuurkunde

PION is an annual interuniversity physics olympiad for bachelor and master students from all over the Netherlands.

Every year one of the universities in the Netherlands PION and this year the honour is bestowed upon the NSA. PION is a physics olympiad for bachelor and master students from all over the Netherlands and is well supported by names like Robbert Dijkgraaf and Gerard ‘t Hooft.

Conventionally the two winning teams will win a ticket for the international physics olympiad: Physics League Across Numerous Countries for Kick-ass Students (PLANCKS). It will take place in Dublin, Ireland in April 2024.

This year’s PION will take place on 18 November 2023, at Science Park Amsterdam. Stay tuned for more updates. PION 2023 (nsaweb.nl)


Dear members,
As one of our important policy points this year, we want to encourage member initiatives, where members, without being in a committee, can come up with a good idea and organize it for everyone! You can just come by the Van der Waals room, send a mail to secretary@vdwaals.nl or fill in this google forms: https://forms.gle/jqjMCX6tVU6BUSdC9 . We want to see all your creative ideas!


Organizing the Study Tour Abroad (BuEx) gives you the opportunity to develop different skills. Whether you want to learn how to keep track of finances or if you want to learn how to contact businesses, the BuEx is the committee to do this! This trip has a good balance of culture, science and free-time to explore the beautiful (still undecided) destination. If you have any questions or if you are interested, you can contact me at l.pennekamp@student.tue.nl.


From 10-14 July, the Quantum Gravity conference will take place in Nijmegen! Here, professors and doctors from all over the world will come together to talk and learn about Quantum Gravity. In this field, people try to describe gravity according to the principles of quantum mechanics with the aim of better understanding situations in which both gravity and quantum effects play a significant role, think black holes and neutron stars.

Two lectures have been specially tailored for students. On Tuesday July 11th, from 12:30 to 13:30 in HG00.304, professors from Japan en Germany will give a lecture for bachelor level students. On Wednesday July 12th, 12:30 to 13:30 in HG00.307, professors from Spain and Canada will give a lecture for master level physics students. You are welcome to attend both talks, regardless of your education level. There will also be ice cream, smoothies and snacks provided! For more information, see: https://indico.imapp.ru.nl/event/106/.


We’re excited to announce that for the upcoming Borrellustrum (13-17 November), we will once again be offering a pre-order option for our socks. By ordering now, you can ensure that they will be ready in time for the lustrum. These fantastic socks are available at an unbeatable price of only 7 euros per pair!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get your hands (or feet) on these amazing socks. Place your order today to secure your pair for the Borrellustrum.

Fill in this form to get them! https://forms.gle/enaiBPRadCTWP9cH9


Thursday June 8th, 2023, the annual ProZAc pubcrawl will be held on the TU/e campus!🥳 As always, you will get to visit 4 pubs of different study associations and you will be provided the possibility to enjoy 2 drinks in each pub.🍻 The pubcrawl will start at 16.00 and will end at 20.00. Afterwards you will be granted access to festival Plugged where you will also get a free drink!

You can register via the link below in teams of 2 to 10 persons with whom you will visit the same pubs. Registration deadline is May 25th 2023! Please note: each team member has to register separately. See you on June 8th!

💚 The Prozac
Activitity committee of SvBMT Protagoras
https://www.protagoras.tue.nl/studenten/vereniging/agenda/2517-borreltocht-prozac


The Federation of Study Associations Eindhoven is looking for board members! FSE is the umbrella association of the study associations in Eindhoven, including Van der Waals. The FSE is in contact with the study associations and is concerned with topics such as the campus bars, student wellbeing, career orientation and education. The FSE also helps organising events such as MomenTUm and the Introduction week.

Interested in topics like these? Maybe a part-time board year at FSE is something for you! For more information, be sure to send an email to fse@tue.nl or walk by their office in Luna 1.244.


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!