Robbert Dijkgraaf and Pia de Jong

19 maart 2018

The John Adams Institute is happy to announce an upcoming event with Robbert Dijkgraaf and Pia de Jong. You are welcome at the 19th of March, from 20:00, at the Aula, Singel 411.  

During this evening Dijkgraaf and De Jong – amongst other topics – will speak about their books, and about theacademic and family life in the United States. The audience will be given a unique insight in the life and work of this power couple.

Pia de Jong is a prize-winning literary novelist and newspaper columnist who moved to the U.S. from Amsterdam in 2012. Since her move to the United States, she has written more than 200 weekly Flessenpost columns on the back page of the NRC Handelsblad. Her memoir, Saving Charlotte: A Mother and the Power of Intuition, is her first book in English.

Robbert Dijkgraaf is a Dutch mathematical physicist and string theorist. He is a tenured professor at the University of Amsterdam, and director and Leon Levy professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He regularly appears on Dutch television and has a (monthly) column in the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad.

During the evening there will be two musical performances by the Ragazze Quartet. The Ragazze Quartet plays classical and contemporary string quartet repertoire and is acclaimed for its musical enthusiasm, talent, versatility and dynamic presentation. While grounded firmly in the classical music tradition, the Ragazze Quartet is always in search of the ultimate cross-­over, where the different disciplines are approached as equals, complementing and elevating one another.

Tickets are available through this link

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MINDBOOKSATH : athenaeum