The Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Year
In 2023 it will be 300 years after Antoni van Leeuwenhoek died at the age of 90 after a life full of wonder, observations and discoveries. Through his self-made lenses, he showed a micro-universe never before seen by a human being. Imagine discovering a totally unknown world. How do you know what you see? How do you show it? And how do you convince others that the world is very different from what they think? In 2023 we will remember the wonder and craftsmanship of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek.
My work, which I have done for a long time, was not to receive the praise I now enjoy, but first of all for a thirst for knowledge…― Antoni van Leeuwenhoek