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Science & Cocktails: Looking Deep Inside Stars

Science & Cocktails: Looking Deep Inside Stars

Tuesday 11 June 2024

Tuesday 11 June 2024

In Tolhuistuin - Club

Doors: 19:00, Support: 17:30, Main programme: 20:30

  • Program is half seated, half standing

Science & Cocktails is a series of public talks by scientists with live music and smoky dry-ice chilled cocktails in your hand.

19:00 doors open for cocktails
19:30 Parker Fans (live)
20:30 Conny Aerts (talk)
Event in English, semi-seated.

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Science & Cocktails is proud to present an episode with the world-renowned "starquake professor", starring 2022 Kavli Laureate in Astrophysics Conny Aerts. She is Professor at KU Leuven and at Radboud University Nijmegen, and is also an External Member of the Max Planck Society at Heidelberg. Conny Aerts is able to observe the un-observable. She succeeds to do so with waves created by stellar oscillations, sometimes nicknamed starquakes.

What is a starquake? Is it similar to an Earthquake? Why can we see inside stars with the help of starquakes and what do we actually see? Or should we rather say hear... Conny Aerts will take you to the land of stellar oscillations and guide you through the forces of nature governing that land. She will illustrate how the detection and interpretation  of stellar oscillations allow us to unravel the internal physics and chemistry of stars. She will also explain how starquakes deliver us a unique fantastic tool to determine how old the stars in our Milky Way are, including our own host, the Sun.

This event is an initiative by the Dutch Institute for Emergent Phenomena (DIEP) with the support of the University of Amsterdam. Science & Cocktails Amsterdam is presented in cooperation with Paradiso Amsterdam.

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Line-up

Club

  • Conny Aerts
  • Parker Fans

About the speaker

Conny Aerts, a mathematician and astrophysicist, graduated from Antwerp University in 1988 and completed her PhD at KU Leuven in 1993. Throughout her career, she held various positions at KU Leuven, becoming a Full Professor in 2007. Concurrently, she led the Chair in Asteroseismology at Radboud University Nijmegen since 2004 and served as an External Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society since 2019. A pioneer in asteroseismology, her research in stellar astrophysics includes stellar structure, evolution, and variable stars. Notably, she received an ERC Advanced Grant in 2008 and a second in 2016, making significant contributions to the field. Recognized with prestigious awards, including the 2012 Francqui Prize and the 2020 FWO Excellence Award, Conny is the first woman to receive these honors in Science & Technology since their inception. In 2022, she received the Kavli Prize in Astrophysics and leads the 2022 ERC Synergy grant 4D-STAR. Additionally, Conny actively contributes to education, mentoring, and serves on international committees, currently playing a significant role in the ESA space mission PLATO (2026+).

Conney Aerts

Parker Fans

Parker Fans are an Amsterdam indie boogie three-way bromance, made for the later slots in the stickier clubs. Frontman Kick Kluiving lays out his deceptively intricate urban mini-tragedies (and comedies) over a deceptively simple foundation of drum samples, bass guitar and synthesizer. The result is a sleek live act that convinces both as a sing-along spectacle and as an unobtrusive backdrop for your own escapades. A self-titled EP came out in 2023. Did we mention you can dance to them? You can dance to Parker Fans. It’s very easy in fact.

Parker Fans

How to get to Tolhuistuin

Tolhuistuin (formerly Paradiso Noord) is located at IJpromenade 2 in Amsterdam North. A free ferry is departing from Amsterdam Central Station to Buiksloterweg. Turn left and you’ll walk into Tolhuistuin. For club nights, the rear entrance is used (Buiksloterweg 5C), which can be reached via the Overhoeksplein. Restaurant THT serves an extensive menu for any music lover – making a reservation is recommended.

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