177th Dies Natalis
Academic Ceremony
Climate Action

Date: Friday 11 January 2019
Time: 15:00 – 17:00
Venue: Aula Conference Centre
Mekelweg 5
2628 CC Delft

Opening speech ‘Universities 4.0: grand challenges in
a digital society’ by Professor Tim van der Hagen,
Rector Magnificus/President

Reflections on the symposium by Dr. Stef Lhermitte,
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

Foundation Day Lecture ‘Forewarned is Forearmed:
Coping with our changing Climate’

by Professor Pier Siebesma, Faculty of Civil
Engineering and Geosciences

Musical Interlude

Honorary doctorates for:
Søren Hermansen, Adjunct prof. Aalborg University,
Denmark (Energiakademi Samsø)
Honorary promotor:
Professor Andy van den Dobbelsteen, Faculty of
Architecture and the Built Environment
Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Honorary promotor:
Professor Paulien Herder, Faculty of Mechanical,
Maritime and Materials Engineering

Speech ‘Climate action in practice’ by Gerrit Hiemstra, Meteorologist - Weather presenter NOS News and co-owner Weather Impact BV

Closing by Professor Tim van der Hagen,
Rector Magnificus/President

Reception

The celebration of the 177th Dies Natalis takes place at the TU Delft Aula Conference Centre and starts at 15:00. You are kindly requested to take your seats in the auditorium by 14:45. The event will be held in English.

You can register until 10 January 2019

Symposium
Climate Action

Date: Friday 11 January 2019
Time: 10:00-14:00
Venue: Aula Conference Centre, Mekelweg 5, 2628 CC Delft

Screening of the film
Atmospheric Feedback Loops

Time: 14.30
Venue: Auditorium, Aula Conference Centre, Mekelweg 5, 2628 CC Delft

For Vertical Cinema & Sonic Acts, London based artist and researcher Susan Schuppli made an 18 minute vertical film about the large (and high) atmosphere research lab CESAR (Cabauw Experimental Site for Atmospheric Research): ‘an open-air laboratory tuning into the atmospheric frequencies of nature, separating the signal of climate change from the noise of cyclical variability’. We will be screening the horizontal version of this fascinating film.