Ivo van Vulpen

Ivo van Vulpen

Ivo van Vulpen works as a particle physicist at the University of Amsterdam and the National Institute for Subatomic Physics (Nikhef). In addition to his research on the particle accelerator at the CERN laboratory in Geneva, he also gives talks on fundamental physics for a broader audience.

Photo: Fjodor Buis

On the subject of The Melody of Nature, he says: ‘This book is for anyone who is not a scientist but wants to know more about physics. I’d like to share the beauty of this world. The point of the book is also to dispel peoples’ fear of scientific equations. You should think of equations as poetry in a foreign language. You can see the beauty in them but you need a translator.’

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