(Omdat de voertaal op de Student Challenge Engels is, is deze pagina ook niet vertaald naar het Nederlands.)
The Student Challenge is a game aimed at 200 physics students not only from Utrecht, but from cities all over the Netherlands. It consists of eight lectures of leading international physicists in the fields of superconductivity, climate, chaos, space exploration and dark matter, amongst other. The lectures are concluded with a quiz on the lecture using our interactive app. Start out at the first level as a Quark, earn points by participating in the quizzes and level up to become an Einstein.
In between lectures, you can relax at the Physics Festival and by completing fun achievements you can earn some extra points for the challenge. At the end of the day, the participant with the highest number of points will win the challenge and go home with a fabulous prize.
You will need to register for the Student Challenge, due to the limited amount of places.
You can find information about the registration here.
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These leading international physicists push the limits of our physical world. In 45 minutes lectures they will each share their knowledge on a wide variety of topics, ranging from the everyday climate to exotic dark matter. Below you will find all the speakers and the topics and abstracts of their lectures. Here you can find the schedule of the lectures.
Our professionally developed Utrecht Physics Challenge app will be at the heart of the event, joining the game, the lectures and the physics festival. The app will contain information on the lectures and speakers, as well as an interactive map of the physics festival. After each lecture you will get a chance to prove yourself as a physicist by answering five quiz questions in the app, earn points for the challenge and level-up! In the breaks between the lectures you can relax outside where there will be a Physics Festival, with foodtrucks, experiments, demonstrations and shows. For the diehards there will be the opportunity to earn some extra points by completing achievements.
For the Student Challenge you will have to register, since there is a limited number of places available. One tickets cost €5,-, excluding €0.35 transaction costs. For this you will be guaranteed a seat in all the lectures, and we will provide dinner for you!
The Student Challenge will take place at the Academiegebouw in the Dom Square in the centre of Utrecht. This building, the oldest part being build in 1462, has a large historic importance. In 1579 the Union of Utrecht was signed here, unifying the northern provinces of the Netherlands as this is seen as the foundation of the Dutch nation. Today, it is a university building where many ceremonies take place each day.
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