Lectures and events

  • The Power of Light
    Robbert Dijkgraaf in conversation with Liliane Lijn, chaired by Sean Cubitt

    Part of the series Light and Dark Matters
    Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium Friday 20 November 2015, 19.00 – 20.30

    How does light help us understand space and time? How does it shape our material world and how do we shape light through technology, architecture, art and design? Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton and internationally acclaimed artist Liliane Lijn discuss the power of light, its transformative and unifying qualities, and what fascinates and fuels scientists and artists to experiment with and make advancements with this energy.

  • The Frontiers of Physics. From the Earliest Universe to the Latest Particle. And What is it Good for?

    Public lecture in English by Robbert Dijkgraaf, at the international conference Tipp'14 (Technology and Instrumentation in Particle Physics),
    June 4th, 2014, 19:45 uur, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Nexus-conferentie The Triumph of Science and the Secret of Man
    1 December 2013, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
  • 'Einstein by Robbert Dijkgraaf ’
    30 November, Amsterdam
    (English version)
    Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf is back. This time he takes us on a journey through the life and revolutionary theories of the most famous genius of all time: Albert Einstein. SEinstein is the ultimate icon of our time. He devises the theories of relativity and E=MC2. His name alone is a metaphor for great intelligence. Robbert Dijkgraaf will explain that Einstein is not only intelligent, but also in the possession of a great imagination and a large amount of creativity. Similar to his previous lectures Dijkgraaf will use historical footage, spectacular animations, and also a ‘model of space and time’ to accomplish a good understanding of Einstein’s life, theories and thoughts.
  • Honorary doctorate from Radboud University Nijmegen
    On Friday 24 May, Prof. R. (Robbert) Dijkgraaf received an honorary doctorate from Radboud University Nijmegen on the occasion of the ninetieth anniversary of the university. The honorary doctorate is being awarded for his outstanding scientific achievements as a mathematical physicist and for his dedication to making science more accessible to the general public.
  • The End of Space and Time? (website Gresham: video, pdf etc. )
    Tuesday, 20 March 2012 - 3:00pm Barnard’s Inn Hall Holborn, London, UK
    Dijkgraaf's focus is on string theory, quantum gravity, and the interface between mathematics and particle physics, bringing them together in an accessible way, looking at sciences, the arts and other matters.
  • 11:11:11 - Intermezzo by Robbert Dijkgraaf at Symposium Architectuur 2.0 (video)
    Friday 11 November 2011 - 9.30am De Doelen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
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(photographer: Dolph Cantrijn)
Robbert Dijkgraaf and Martin Rees at the NEXUS conference 2013, The Triumph of Science
foto Gerard Verschooten / Radboud University Nijmegen
Robbert Dijkgraaf
Photo by Nora Assendorp