Barbara Braams (VU): The big Hoe?Zo! Show questions book a book to involve children in science and teach them scientific skills
Children are naturally curious and ask a lot of questions. ‘Why do fish have scales and people don’t?’ ‘Why is it warm during summer and cold during winter?’ Unfortunately, not all children grow up in an environment where this curiosity is fostered. The big Hoe?Zo! Show questions book aims to provide every primary school in the Netherlands with 50 most inspiring questions asked by real children. The book uses these questions to teach children about the scientific cycle and the excitement of discovery. The big Hoe?Zo! Show questions book raises more questions than it answers, and helps nurture a generation that embraces curiosity and never stops asking, “Hoe? Zo!”?
Matteo Mazzanti (UvA): Novel quantum logic gates architecture with trapped ions and optical tweezers There are complex problems that classical computers struggle to solve. For example, route optimization, drug design, and material discovery all require extraordinary computational power. Quantum computers are central in the solution to this problem. However, today’s quantum computers are difficult to […]
Lavinia Bodale (VU): SightShare Imagine you’re missing out on the friendship and on the life experiences that make game nights unforgettable. SightShare is a game changing device that breaks barriers, enabling visually impaired and blind individuals to participate fully in card and board games. Thanks to the help of machine learning, the device recognizes different […]
Emitzá Guzmán (VU): The Best Ends by the Best Means: Bringing Ethics into Software Computer software is full of ethical problems. It manipulates voters, discriminates by people’s gender, race or social standing, raises enormous privacy problems and is often designed to be highly addictive. Very slowly, Parliaments and Congresses around the world are catching up […]