Imagine a building site in medieval times. Three workers are sitting on a bench, carving little figures out of stone.
A traveller walks by. He asks the first man: “What are you doing?”
“I’m cutting into a rock,” he answers.
The traveller proceeds to ask the second man the same question.
“I’m carving a stone angel,” answers the second man.
The traveller then turns to the third man, and asks the question once again.
The third man smiles, and answers: “I’m helping to build a cathedral.”
That third guy, that’s us. And that cathedral, that’s the Faculty of Science at the University of Amsterdam. A place that’s practically overflowing with awesome academic stuff – from Big Bang large to nanotech small.
We’re talking tarantulas, Nobel Prize winners, flying robots, beach volleyball tournaments, momentum-space microscopes, Sushi Fridays… and all of that in Amsterdam, one of the greatest cities in the world!
Because we’re not just cutting rocks, or carving microscopes and test tubes over here – we’re helping to build a cathedral of science. And we’d love for you to join us.