InScience - Let there be light
Note: change of guest speaker tonight
InScience is a unique film festival in the Netherlands, screening this year’s best science films. The festival dares science, the arts and society to enter into dialogue. Founded in 2015 in Nijmegen, it is expanding to other cities and is now taking over Lumière Cinema. We are very pleased to be hosting the first satellite event of InScience in Maastricht!
In close collaboration with Lumière Cinema, we are curating three thought-provoking and beautiful films from this year’s festival selection. Staff members of Maastricht University will introduce the films, give a brief response to the films, and answer your questions afterwards.
Let there be light
Let There Be Light follows the story of dedicated scientists working on building a machine that would unleash perpetual, cheap, clean energy for mankind. After decades of failed attempts, a massive push is now underway to crack the holy grail of energy. The film explores both the history of nuclear fusion as an alternative to nuclear power and the current attempt to construct a machine for this task: a small sun on Earth.
The initially planned speaker Peer de Rijk, has cancelled. He will be replaced by Peter Rindt who is a PhD student at Eindhoven University of Technology. He will discuss his personal experiences in and motivation for fusion research. In his talk he highlights important issues that play a role in research on nuclear fusion.