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Take a remote seat in the lecture hall of the IIS elective 'The Next Big Thing'. An interdisciplinary series in which prominent scientists give a glimpse of the future of science. Because we want to share this knowledge, a podcast episode has been made of each lecture. All episodes are now online and can be found here.

In the last decade, enormous leaps forward have been made in science. Is it possible, based on history and the current state of affairs, to predict future developments? Which way will it go?

Professor of Computational and Digital Humanities Rens Bod, lecturer in the course, has invited various guest speakers who share (1) knowledge, (2) ethical, (3) social and (4) historical perspectives on the next big thing in their own field.

In the first episodes you will hear professors Rens Bod on patterns and principles in science, Gianfranco Bertone on cosmology, Inger Leemans on history, Marcel Worring on Artificial Intelligence and Marcel Levi on medicine, Cyriel Pennartz on Neuroscience, Amade M'Charek on Anthropology and Heleen de Coninck on Climate Science. The concluding lecture by Rens Bod will elaborate on the usefulness of failed knowledge.

With an average duration of 30 minutes, the podcast is ideal for on the road to your holiday destination or on the beach to catch up on all kinds of different topics. All episodes can be listened to via Soundcloud, Apple podcasts or Spotify.

--> Please note that alle episodes are in Dutch, except for episode 3 on cosmopology.