Career orientation day


Tuesday 3 March

Tuesday 3 March

Everyone is busy studying and for most, looking for a job seems like so far away. Still, it can be wise to think about what you'll do once you finish studying.

Luckily, there's the Career orientation day! A day with company workshops, and lectures from other science majors who'll talk about their experiences.

The event will be on March 3 from 14:30 in 312 and 313 in the Snellius building.

If you participate, you'll get free dinner!

See the web page for more information!

Book Sale Semester 2

The second semester is about to begin, which means you need new study books. Starting now, our book sale is online!

Click here to reach our webshop.

You get to see exactly which books you need, and as a member you can order at a significant discount.

VerO Science Gala


Friday 13 March

Friday 13 March

Hear hear! Maybe you've already seen the poster hanging about, or even heard the good news somewhere: It is time for another edition of the Science Gala on Friday the 13th of March! The gala committee has set up a dazzling party for you guys with Timemachine as it's theme. The kind of timemachine which enables you to travel through time with different ratios than 1 second per second. Do you want to forget everything for a moment and go back to the prehistoric times, a time where Flippos were still a thing or perhaps you want to travel into the future and see if the UK comes back to the EU, or are you ready for WWIII? If so, join your fellow galagoers in the timemachine at the Science Gala!

Some practical information: You will be welcome to join us from 22:00 at the Belgisch Biercafé Olivier. The dresscode will be White-tie and the doors will be closing around 0:00. For just €30,- you get a ticket for the gala and 6 tokens for drinks which you can get filling this form: https://forms.gle/wY18xW23zJymmsB16. Don't forget to bring your ID.

Parent day


Saturday 14 March

Saturday 14 March

Do your parents always complain about the way you are studying? Or do they question you about the true relativity of time? Do they still think you are a star in calculations because you happen to study maths? Do your parents ask you what their week must look like considering they are a pisces? Is their computer problem also your problem?

It may be time to send your parents back to college. This happens to be possible on March 14. The day starts at 10am with open doors from 9:30. Lunch is all taken care of. Afterwards there are drinks with a free BBQ. You and your parents can sign up on the list next to the fk or online via: this link.

De Leidsche Flesch Symposium


Wednesday 25 March

Wednesday 25 March

Sneak peak of the week!
Every week we will place another abstract in this mail, so keep reading if you are interested!

On March 25th De Leidsche Flesch organises a grand symposium on the subject 'life'. Speakers from all over the Netherlands will talk about life from a fundamental perspective. Want to know more? Go to our website!

Organ transplantations and the immune system
Can Kesmir

“The field is continuously fascinating. In fact, I’ve often thought a good title for either a book or a lecture about immunology would be Endless Fascination” – Dr William Erwin Paul (2012)

The immune system of plants and animals is very complex and we are still in the very beginning of understanding this complexity. Every small step we take in this direction leaves us once more fascinated with the efficiency, and preciseness of the system. In my lecture I will first explain what is often known as the main function of the immune system: discriminating self (harmless) from non-self (dangerous). The immune system has several mechanisms to stay tolerant to healthy cells of the host (self) while mounting very efficient immune responses to foreign pathogens. During an organ transplantation self/non-self discrimination plays a very important role.  Though it is meant to be harmless, a donor organ is seen as a foreign invasion to the host body. I will summarize the computational tools we developed to predict the "foreigness" of a solid organ transplantation.

FYSICA


Friday 28 February

Friday 28 February

Student Teacher Lunch Physics/Astronomy


Monday 2 March

Monday 2 March

Have you always wanted to know what kind of people your teachers are outside of the lecture room? Well you can! Monday March 2 is the second student-teacher lunch of the year for physics and astronomy students.

At this lunch you can get to know your teachers informally while enjoying free sandwiches. You will find that teachers are nothing less than fun people.

The lunch will take place in HL207 from 13:00.

Lunch Lecture Tjerk Oosterkamp


Wednesday 4 March

Wednesday 4 March

What is a measurement?
Quantum mechanics describes the behavior of atoms, electrons, and other small particles extremely precisely, but has a mysterious side: it predicts that such particles can be in "superposition," which essentially means that the particles are in two places simultaneously.

That is especially strange because we never see such superpositions in real life: real, 'macroscopic' objects are in one place, not several. It seems that there is a border between the quantum world and the macroscopic world that we all know.

We try to think up and do experiments that can tell us something about that limit.

So come on Wednesday to the DeSitterzaal at 13:00 for this interesting lecture and free sandwiches!

Party: Saints & Sinners


Wednesday 4 March

Wednesday 4 March

Raising money for charity while partying? That seems to good to be true.
Nevertheless you can do this at the next De Leidsche Flesch Party!
De Leidsche Flesch and DEAL Foundation organise this party, in cooperation with COC Leiden, on Wednesday 4 March.
The theme is: Saints & Sinners.

DEAL Foundation puts efforts into setting up saving groups in Tanzania. Together women can save money in a collective saving deposit. From this they can get a loan to set up small businesses. Along with that they get training and mentoring. For more info: https://www.dealfoundation.nl/welcome-to-deal-foundation/ .

You can support by buying your ticket, for €3,- if you buy them in advance, or for €5,- if you buy them at the door. Tickets can be bought in advance in the Board Room.
Also by buying drinks at the party you will support DEAL.
The location is: COC de Kroon. The doors will open at 22.00 and close at 01.00

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Friday 6 March

Friday 6 March

Ice skating with the Sports Committee


Tuesday 10 March

Tuesday 10 March

The winter is almost over, and to celebrate that we go skating one last time with the sportcie! Tuesday, March 10, the Schaatshal Leiden is open from 20:15 to 21:45. The entrance fee is €2 and you can rent skates for €6.50. Make sure you are on time, we go inside together, and don't forget your student card for the student discount.

Student Teacher Lunch Mathematics/Computer Science


Tuesday 17 March

Tuesday 17 March

Have you always wanted to know what kind of people your teachers are outside of the lecture room? Well you can! Tuesday March 17 is the second student-teacher lunch of the year for mathematics and computer science students.

At this lunch you can get to know your teachers informally while enjoying free sandwiches. You will find that teachers are nothing less than fun people.

The lunch will take place in Sn412 from 13:00.

Science Career Event


Wednesday 18 March

Wednesday 18 March

At Wednesday the 18th of March, the annual Science Career Event will take place from 10:00 to 16:00. This is the largest career event in all of Leiden for all science students at Leiden University. The atrium of the Gorlaeus Laboratory will host over 50 partners and companies from all kinds of sectors. Connect with recruiters and orientate on your possible job or internship. Moreover there will be companies hosting speeddates and/or workshops. Spots are limited so register quickly! There will be a lunch and concluding network drinks from 16:00 to 18:00, both free of charge.
Go to​ www.betabanenmarkt.nl​ for information about the participating companies, the event, and to register!

Excursion Eschermuseum


Thursday 19 March

Thursday 19 March

On Thursday, March 19, the ExcurCie organizes an excursio to the MC Escher museum in The Hague! For a maximum of 2 euros per person you can then enjoy his math-inspired art. We gather that day at 3 p.m. in front of the museum door. It will be super fun, so sign up on the registration list by the FK!

Mixtape Circle: Spring


Thursday 19 March

Thursday 19 March

The days are getting longer, the birds are singing and the sunshine has returned. This makes it the perfect time for another Mixtape Circle with, naturally, Spring as its theme. Show your soft and special spring songs and your surprisingly sweet and significant stories by joining us Thursday, March 19th at 18:30 near the Foobar for a satisfactory evening full of spring music.

Sustainability Career Event


Friday 20 March

Friday 20 March

On the 20th of March, 2020, the 1st edition of TU Delft and Leiden University Sustainability Career Day will take place. Organised by the Industrial Ecology Student Association (IESA SHIFT), this event will be a great opportunity to get in contact directly with inspiring companies. Sign up now to visit our career fair, participate in the workshops, have speed-dates with your potential employer, and have your professional photo taken for your Linked-in profile! This is the chance to emphasize your insight for your possible career opportunities! 

Feeling this is for you? Register yourself at https://sustainabilitycareerevent2020.eventbrite.com Together with us, are you ready to #GreenItUp2020? 

PION 2020


Wednesday 15 April

Wednesday 15 April

Every year one of the universities in the Netherlands organizes Project Interuniversitaire Olympiade Natuurkunde (PION) and this year the honour is awarded to the NSA. PION is a physics olympiad for bachelor and master students from all over the Netherlands and is well supported by names like Robbert Dijkgraaf and Gerard ‘t Hooft. It’ll take place the 15th of April 2020 and will be held for the 26th time. In teams of 4 or less, students will compete for a ticket to the international physics olympiad: Physics League Across Numerous Countries for Kick-ass Students (PLANCKS). This will take place in London the 7th of May 2020. During the day we’ll have a speaker as well as a free dinner and some drinks after the olympiad. Due to practical reasons the event will take place only at the University of Amsterdam in and around Science Park. 

Are you interested in participating in this prestigious event, please feel free to visit our website at www.PION2020.nsaweb.nl and sign up before the 20th of March. For more information or questions you can contact us at pion@nsaweb.nl or visit the website. If you’re more interested in PLANCKS, please visit their website at www.iaps.info/event/plancks-2020/.

Mail us your exams

A lot of people have already handed in their exam sheets for a cookie. However, there are still course webpages of blackboardpages which contain practise exams or solutions of previous years. Do you miss these on our database? Then mail us these, so that following years can enjoy them.

Kaiser Spring Lectures


Saturday 7 March

Saturday 7 March

The Kaiser Spring lectures will take off in March!
The Kaiser Spring Lectures is a series of lectures organized by Kaiser during the Spring. The lectures have been very successful since they were first organised in 2014 The spirit of the lectures is to invite real astronomers. They will explain their own research to the general public.

This years theme: Exploring the Milky Way Galaxy!
The following lectures will take place:
7 March: Europ to the Moon and Mars - Prof. Bernard Foing (ESA/ESTEC)
14 March: Exoplaneten en de zoektocht naar buitenaards leven - Prof. Ignas Snellen (Universiteit Leiden)
21 March: The Interstellar Medium and the Building Blocks of Life - Dr. ir. Annemieke Petrignani (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
28 March: LOFAR: zwarte gaten en grote schokken in het heelal - Prof. Huub Röttgering (Universiteit Leiden)
Note that two lectures will be in Dutch, the other two in English.

For tickets and more information, visit our website:
http://www.oudesterrewacht.nl/lentelezingen/

Labcoat party


Wednesday 18 March

Wednesday 18 March

In a strange land where magically eccentrical bunnies collide with inquisitive and sinister astral cats a festive spirit is brooding! The promise of great things awaits those who dare give themselves to this dastardly dance of many. Do you long for adventure? Will you lend yourself to this night of wonder and enticement? Give in to your innermost impulses for this wondrous cause and follow us down a rabbit hole of endless possibilities.