THe week Of inspiration 2016 - Foundations of life. During this week in November a lot of inspiring and interesting people will speak at the university of twente. Here is the programme.


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monday 21 November

Lunch Frank Vandenbroucke



The social significance of the European Union: between naïve optimism and doom-mongering  

The social impact of European integration has been a matter of debate and controversy, already since the creation of the European Common Market in 1958. Are deep European integration and the development of robust national welfare states at odds with each other? Frank Vandenbroucke ponders this question and sketches a social agenda for the EU.

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12.30-13.30 (Discussion till 14.00)
After the lecture free lunch will be available
Waaier 1
English
prof. dr. Ramses Wessel (UT)


evening: Victor Mids



Neuromagic

Neuromagic is an combination of illusionism, psychology, medicine and being fast. The classic shape of magic is left behind, Victor shows the insights that go behind modern illusions and (interactive) neuropsychological experiments.

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19.30-21.00
Waaier 1
English
prof. dr. ir. Michel van Putten (UT)
In cooperation with Studium Generale

tuesday 22 November

Lunch: Victor Lamme



On brainreading, neuromarketing and free will

The possibilities to look at the living brain is increasing in rash speed. Victor Lamme of the university of Amsterdam will discuss the consequences of this development like, is free will an illusion.


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12.40-13.30 (Discussion till 14.00)
After the lecture free lunch will be available
Waaier 1
English
dr. Saskia Nagel

afternoon: Student presentations



What do Students do, inspire yourself!

During the Tuesday afternoon a market will be organised in the Ravelijn, during which students, who have excelled within or alongside their study, have the possibility to present their projects. These projects can have something to do with their study, sports/culturural activities or a start-up. In this way, they can inspire their fellow members of the UT community.
During the afternoon a market will take place, at which the students have the possibility to present their poster and show their projects. No plenary presentations are scheduled, but visitors can walk by the different tables and posters.

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14.00-17.00
Ravelijn Foyer
English/Dutch

evening: Gerard 't hooft



Quantum black holes

Incorporating the gravitational force in theories of the sub-atomic particles is one of the greatest challenges in theoretical physics. Einstein predicted the existence of black holes, even sub-atomic ones. How do these tiny black holes and sub-atomic particles interact? 

Nobel laureate Gerard ’t Hooft shows that the mathematics which describes the hydrogen atom can be applied to a black hole, since this must also be a quantum form of matter. It turns out that space and time take bizarre twists here.

 

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19.30-21.00
Waaier 1
English
prof.dr.ir. Alexander Brinkman (UT)
In cooperation with Studium Generale.

Wednesday 23 November

lunch: arnon grunberg



Love vs Technology

Could there be a lovelier, more perfect reality than physical reality as we know it? Lilian, main character in the novella "Het Bestand" by Arnon Grunberg, dreams of living without a body. Her ideal is to completely immerse herself in the digital world, being nothing more than pure intelligence; leaving the animal kingdom behind.
In his lecture 'Love and Technology', Arnon Grunberg, a well-known Dutch writer and winner of many literature prizes, will speak about this quite extraordinary longing to live in a different, virtual reality.

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12.30-13.30 (Discussion till 14.00)
After the lecture free lunch will be available
Waaier 1
English
prof. dr. ir. Peter-Paul Verbeek

afternoon: workshop improve your teaching



‘EUREKA!’
Have you ever had the 'eureka' feeling of really grasping a complicated concept? Have you ever seen this 'eureka' moment in your students? Want to find out what this really is and how to make this happen? Then join us on November 23, 2016 in the Week of Inspiration, when we dedicate an afternoon to teaching and learning; every student and every teacher deserves more eureka moments.
The afternoon consists of two rounds of a lecture and a workshop each. Ray Land, a prominent researcher in the field of learning, will give these lectures and help guide the workshops. Registration for the lectures is necessary and open to everyone. The workshops will cover the topics ‘Threshold Concepts’ and ‘Troublesome Knowledge’. Signing up for the workshop has to be done by emailing the committee, this can be found at the bottom of the page. For more information on the lectures, workshops and Ray Land can be found here.


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Lecture Threshold Concepts + workshop 1:
13.45-15.30,  
Erlenmeyer + Classroom of the Future (Designlab)
English

Lecture Troublesome Knowledge +workshop 2:
15:45 - 17:00
Classroom of the Future (Designlab)
Please note: as we only have limited places available in the workshop, please register to participate. You can do this by sending an email to ‘weekofinspiratie@utwente.nl’. Please indicate which workshop (+ lecture) you would like to join. You can also join only (one of) the lectures without the accompanying workshop.

evening: gerhard schmitt



From Smart Cities to Responsive Cities

Smart cities are becoming real. This is not the end of the development Gerard Schmitt of ETH Zürich is going to explain how cities of the future should change and become real intelligent.


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19.30-21.00
Waaier 1
English
dr. Maya van den Berg

thursday 24 november

lunch: Florian Weinberger



Cardiac repair with human heart muscle patches from induced pluripotent stem cells

Artificial organs are becoming better and better. Florian Weinberger from University Medical Centre Hamburg Eppendorf is going to explain how these developments change the future and what is the future of artificial hearts.

 

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12.30-13.30 (Discussion till 14.00)
After the lecture free lunch will be available
Waaier 1
English
Robert Passier

afternoon: Honorary doctorates




Honorary doctorates

At the 25th of November will 4 honorary doctorates be rewarded by the UT. During the Week of Inspiration at the 24th of November, will these four (future) honorary doctors give an inspirational lecture. These lectures show the personal stories of the honorary doctors and their influences, passions and the impact which they had on students and employees. Get inspired by the doctors. For more information click here. The lectures including titles are:

  • 14.15: Prof Herr: On the Design of Bionic Leg Devices: The Schience of Extreme Interface
  • 14.45: Prof Tufte: The Thinking Eye
  • 15.15: Prof Gerber: Atomic Force Microscopy AFM the ultimate toolkit for Nanoscience and technology
  • 15.45: Mrs. Kroes: Who want to change the world

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14.15-16.30
Waaier 1
English
prof. dr. H. Brinksma

evening: Happening



Happening

The Week of Inspiration will be closed with a relaxed evening in the Vrijhof. The first part of the evening will be filled with comedy. Three international comedians will come by to share their humoristic world view with us. One of them, Dave Thompson (Great-Britain), is well-known in the world of children’s tv-shows; he played Tinky Winky in the Teletubbies. Nowadays, he travels all around the world, performing as a stand-up comedian. The others, Joe Eagan (Canada) and Brian O’Grady (Ireland), may never have played a Teletubbie before, but they share Dave’s international experience.

After the comedy show, we will continue with a Pub Quiz, in which you can dig up all your knowledge on culture, science and the world around us
The Happening is full and can no longer be registered for.


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19.30-21.30
21.30-23.30
Vrijhof
English