May 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Cafe Rootz
Grote Marktstraat 14
Pint of Science @ Rootz @ Cafe Rootz

The Pint of Science is being organised in the Netherlands for the second time from 20 to 22 May. During this festival, taking place across 24 countries and over 300 cities around the world, scientists present their research in a casual environment to the public and discuss their research over a drink.

To many people, science is veiled atop an ivory tower. Science institutions are difficult to access, scientific publications are in magazines which require expensive subscriptions, and when you have access to publications they are usually written in incomprehensible language. But science belongs to everyone, not the privileged few. Ongoing research not only affects the investigators but changes everyone’s daily life, especially when it comes to ground breaking developments. That is why Pint of Science strives to make science accessible to everyone, in a relaxed and accessible environment.

Pint of Science was founded by two researchers in London in 2013 and has many successful editions to his name in, among others, the United Kingdom, France, the United States and Brazil. Last year, Pint of Science was served for the first time in cafés in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Wageningen. This year we are expanding to as many as eight cities: Amsterdam, The Hague, Eindhoven, Groningen, Maastricht, Nijmegen, Utrecht and Wageningen. In every city, scientists will talk about their research on different evenings and in different cafés. Topics range from “dating in the animal kingdom” to “a portrait of a black hole,” and “the healthy menu of tomorrow” to “the limits of sport.”

To make the event accessible to everyone, most evenings are free. At a few events in some locations tickets cost a few euros, but we provide a free drink in return. The free evenings require registration but moreso to ensure we do not overcrowd our venues.

Information about the events and ticket sales can be found on the website www.pintofscience.nl/en

Anyone with an interest in science has the opportunity to come, listen and talk to researchers while enjoying a drink in the pub!