Utrecht Science Murals
Scientists working at Utrecht Unversity have made important contributions to chemistry and physics. Noticeable examples include Nobelprize winners Jacobus van ‘t Hoff, Peter Debye, and Gerard ‘t Hooft. Another example is the the foundation of the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) in 1854 by Christophorus Buys Ballot.
Inspired by the Wall Formulas project in Leiden, Sander Kempkes and Ingmar Swart of the Science faculty at Utrecht University aim to showcase the achievements and contributions made by Utrecht scientists to society.
The paintings are realized by ‘De strakke Hand‘, a group of local artists.
The mural paintings are made possible by financial support from the Faculty of Science, the Department of Physics, the Department of Chemistry, the Institute for Theoretical Physics, the Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science the Delta Institute for Theoretical Physics and Stichting Physica.