MARGRIET VAN DER HEIJDEN

Margriet van der Heijden is a science writer/journalist and teaches at Amsterdam University College.

 

She loves the colour blue, music, cooking and, most of all, her daughters. She hates to get up early and never learnt to dress impeccably. She likes to travel   and visits museums whenever she can.

 

As a child she dreamt about becoming a ballet dancer, archaeologist or writer, until physics captured her interest.

 

Margriet's best learning experience was doing her Ph.D. work at Cern, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics in Geneva, Switzerland. She enjoyed being surrounded by so many talented people (and to go skiing almost every weekend).

 

The well-known science journalist Hans van Maanen taught her how to be a critical and yet entertaining science journalist when she was working at the Amsterdam based newspaper Het Parool.

 

As an editor-in-chief she and her team developed the format of the successful radioshow Hoe?Zo!Radio (nowadays it is called Kennis van Nu).

 

In 2006 she became science editor at NRC Handelsblad for which she has been writing about physics, cosmology, mathematics and many other topics ever since.

ARTICLES

Please find below a couple of  articles from newspaper NRC Handelsblad (in Dutch).

 

– 'Natuurkunde is toch niks voor een vrouw' (12/07/2014)

 

– 'Onze ideeën zijn even op – Gerard 't Hooft' (23/03/2014)

 

– 'Louter verbeeldingskracht' (31/08/2013)

 

– 'De stad die altijd omhoog kijkt' (16/06/2012)

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