On Thursday, 7 June, the Academy Building in Groningen will unveil a bronze sculpture of Nobel Prize-winning professor Ben Feringa’s head.
Translation by Traci White
The sculpture will be revealed during a presentation of a new book, “Echt Nano” (“Truly Nano”) about Feringa’s work in the field of organic chemistry.
The Groninger Internet Courant reports that the sculpture is a replica of the “bronze head” of Feringa which was added to the hall of fame at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in The Hague last year. According to a spokesperson for the university, “That sculpture was so good, so we asked if we could have a copy of it in our Academy Building, too.”
The bronze head, which was made based on 3D scans (check out the video below for the making of), will be unveiled by Andreas Blühm, the director of the Groninger Museum.
“Echt Nano”, written by Martijn van Calmhout, will take readers into the (tiny) world of nano technology, where Feringa and his fellow Nobel Prize winners Sir James Fraser Stoddart and Jean-Pierre Sauvage all play an important role.