Newsletter December 2015





—Newsletter of December 2015—

Dear Member,




*             Second-Monday-of-the-Month Drinks

Monday, the 14th of December @ Theatercafé, 20:30


Come and have a drink with H.V. Ockham! Featuring our mascot Ockhamster and, of course, snacks at ten with the ‘Tien uur? Bittergarnituur!’ Besides, a certain special guest is expected to turn up with small gifts for everyone!



*             Sinterklaas

Thursday, the 10th of December, @ Ockham Room (Citadel H209), 20:00 – 23:30

Sinterklaas is coming to Ockham on the 10th of December! He will bring presents for all of us! So come and get yours!

Even if you don’t know this Dutch tradition, we can ensure you that Santa has not forgotten you! However, he wants us to earn our presents.  That’s why we will be playing the traditional Dutch game, in which you have to dice for your presents!

In order to be able to play this game, everyone who is joining needs to help Santa by buying several presents, which account for about 5€ altogether.

Hoping to see you all on this special evening!




*             Workshop: Personal Branding, by Ben Elsinga

Thursday, the 3rd of December @ Horstring C101, 19:00 – 21:00

Are you interested in a workshop about the path to success? Ben Elsinga, an experienced professional author and blogger, will help you to set goals that can contribute to your own personal life. Elsinga will first present his work ‘The Young Professional’ which can assist you in improving yourself. In the second part of the workshop, he will provide some concrete exercises that can help achieve this. This is a great opportunity to boost your career prospects and to further develop yourself.






*            General Update


December is here, and it has brought with it gloomy overcast days and chilly winds. But that’s okay, because December is the Friday of the months, with everyone looking forward to Christmas, winter vacation, and New Year. Last month was eventful, what with the WOI and Ockham celebrating its Dies. More information about that fun night can be found on the association website.

The seventh Board of Ockham wishes everyone, in advance-

a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Happy Holidays!



*            Dies of Ockham


The Dies of H. V. Ockham was a great success, with 18 people involved. After having dinner, the Ockhamers started to play Living Cluedo. For this, they had to find and solve puzzles in order to receive hints that would help them to solve the murder on William of Ockham. After puzzling, searching and puzzling again they found the murderer, his weapon and the place. It seemed that Charlie murdered William of Ockham with the Ockhamster at the Spiegel. This correct answer was found through the group of: Yorick, Lars, Fernon and Caroline. but they gave there correct answer after one gamble. The evening ended with playing werewolves in one night and having some drinks. All in all, it we had an awesome celebration of the Dies.



*            Member Achievement


Martin Klein Schaarsberg, a member of Ockham, has won the Shell graduation prize for Physics for his graduation project, which includes an award sum of €5000. He developed a new method to measure the temperature beneath a strongly heated surface which is cooled by a fluid. He developed therefore a method to measure the temperature beneath the surface three-dimensional with interferometry. With this method miniscule changes in the refraction index of light due to the change of temperature can be measured. He also developed an algorithm to reconstruct the temperature field three-dimensionally by the measured interference patterns. He was the first to use this method on the Leidenfrost-effect.




Do you also have announcements or updates for the members of H.V. Ockham please let me know at and it can be added to the next newsletter.





*             KIVI Innovation Drinks Twente: Robotics

Thursday, the 3rd of December @ The Gallery, 16:00-19:00

Students and young professionals in the field of engineering are invited to a new edition of the KIVI Innovation Drinks Twente. This edition will start with two inspiring presentations about robotics and will conclude with an informal networking drink. We are proud to announce presentations by ir. Nico Nijenhuis and prof. dr. ir. Stefano Stramigioli. Nico Nijenhuis, CEO of Clear Flight Solutions and alumnus of the University of Twente, will speak about the use of Robirds and drones in the fields of bird control and (industrial) inspections. This inspiring entrepreneur started with a master thesis on Robirds which lead to a successful company. Stefano Stramigioli, chairman of Robotics and Mechatronics at the University of Twente and chairman of RoboNED, will speak about the present state of Robotics and current developments/possibilities of Robotics in Twente. Would you like to broaden your professional network or are you curious about robotics? Get in touch, share your thoughts and broaden your network at the KIVI Innovation Drinks Twente! There will be free drinks and there is no entrance fee.










Did you know the answer to last month’s riddle? If you did, congratulations! If not, the answer to the question was as follows:


The Sri Lankan Seaman was the thief.

He claimed to have been up on the mast during the time of the crime, correcting the flag which he said was upside down. This is a blatant and dumb lie.

The clue lies in the fact that the ship is mentioned to be Japanese. The Japanese flag is a white rectangle with a large red disc at the centre. As this flag is symmetric about the horizontal and vertical axes, there is no right side up, and hence, it could not have been upside down.


The New Riddle is as follows:

This one is short.

When I asked her how old she was,

she smiled and said cryptically:

“The day before yesterday I was 22,

But next year I’ll be 25.”

When is her birthday and, what was the date of our conversation?











*    Thursday, 3 December

Workshop – Personal Branding @ Horstring C101, 19:00 – 21:00

*    Thursday, 10 December

Sinterklaas @ Ockham Room (Citadel H209), 20:00 – 23:30

*    Moday, 14 December

Second-Monday-of-the-Month Drinks @ Theatercafé, 20:30





*    Tuesday, 3 December

KIVI Innovation Drinks: Robotics @ The Gallery, 16:00-19:00










*    1 December

Rik de Ruiter (23)

*    4 December

Gersi Legisi (20)

*    5 December

Samantha Noteboom (22)

*    7 December

Matthijs Velsink (21)

*    8 December

Yorben Lodema (19)

*    9 December

Miko Elwenspoek (67)

Marius Scrieciu (25)

*    10 December

Jan Steffen (27)

*    16 December

Remco Bloemen (29)

*    18 December

Chris Toebes (19)

*    20 December

Wytse Oortwijn (26)

*    21 December

Sébastian de Bone (25)

Willemijn van de Meent (22)

Jeroen Minnema (20)

*    22 December

Arvid Keemink (28)

*    23 December

Bob Rubbens (21)

*    24 December

Katharina Wehebrink (26)

*    25 December

Lisette Knijn (22)

Borce Stojkovski (30)

*    26 December

Marjolein Heuvelmans (27)

*    31 December

Koen Boulogne (20)







Book: The Picture of Dorian


Author: Oscar Wilde

Dorian Gray is the subject of a full-length portrait in oil by Basil Hallward, an artist who is impressed and infatuated by Dorian’s beauty; he believes that Dorian’s beauty is responsible for the new mode in his art as a painter. Through Basil, Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, and he soon is enthralled by the aristocrat’s hedonistic worldview: that beauty and sensual fulfilment are the only things worth pursuing in life.

Newly understanding that his beauty will fade, Dorian expresses the desire to sell his soul, to ensure that the picture, rather than he, will age and fade. The wish is granted, and Dorian pursues a libertine life of varied and amoral experiences; all the while his portrait ages and records every soul-corrupting sin that Dorian commits.

Written in his distinctively dazzling manner, Oscar Wilde’s story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is the author’s most popular work. The tale of Dorian Gray’s moral disintegration caused a scandal when it first appeared in 1890, but though Wilde was attacked for the novel’s corrupting influence, he responded that there is, in fact, “a terrible moral in Dorian Gray.” Just a few years later, the book and the aesthetic/moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde’s homosexual liaisons, which resulted in his imprisonment.




“Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.”


“What of Art?

– It is a malady.


– An Illusion.


– The fashionable substitute for Belief.

–You are a sceptic.

– Never! Scepticism is the beginning of Faith.

–What are you?

– To define is to limit.”


Composed by the Secretary of H.V. Ockham

Volume 5, number 4