Breaking Beta

Separates fact from fiction

Is it possible to travel through time and space? How does our brain store memories? Where did all the antimatter go after the Big Bang? And will we ever happily marry a robot? In this series we investigate some of the most mind-blowing questions in science.

Drinks are served during the Q&A.

Supported by UMC Utrecht and in collaboration with Stichting Utrecht Science Park.


donderdag 6 oktober 2016 - 17:00
Is time travel possible? Physicist prof. Stefan Vandoren takes us on a journey through time and space.
donderdag 13 oktober 2016 - 17:00
The brain is an extraordinary organ. Biologist dr. Corette Wieringa explains how it manages store an enormous number of memories.
donderdag 20 oktober 2016 - 17:00
What is antimatter? Physicist prof. Thomas Peitzmann discusses one of the biggest mysteries of the universe.
woensdag 26 oktober 2016 - 17:00
Would you fall in love with a robot? Informatician dr. Zerrin Yumak explores the possibilities of building long-term relationships with virtual characters.


donderdag 27 oktober 2016
Robots are becoming part of our daily lives. They vacuum clean our houses and function as virtual personal assistants. Are we ready to take this relationship to the next level?
maandag 24 oktober 2016
One of biggest conundrums in science is a strange unbalance in the universe. But without this unbalance, we wouldn’t exist. How come?
maandag 17 oktober 2016
How do we store memories and how do we make new ones? Dr. Corette J. Wieringa, neurobiologist at the University Utrecht, explains which processes take place in our brains.
maandag 10 oktober 2016
Is there truth in time travel stories? Stefan Vandoren, professor in theoretical physics at the University Utrecht, explains that we travel through time all the time.