Robbert Dijkgraaf: a Mathematical Physicist Throws the Windows Wide Open
(Dirk van Delft) The Low Countries - 2009, № 17, pp. 301-302
Robbert Dijkgraaf, who took over as President of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie voor Wetenschap-pen, KNAW) on 19 May 2008, is a man of many talents. A brilliant mathematical physicist, he is a passionate champion of his own field of study and a talented populariser who has also made a name for himself as an artist. The youngest president in the history of the KNAW, Dijkgraaf is the ideal person to promote science in the Netherlands, with his great enthusiasm and strong sense of social responsibility.
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