Newsletter February 2016



—Newsletter of February 2016—

Dear Member,


<>* <>Second-Monday-of-the-Month Drinks

Monday, the 8th of February @ 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!’ To welcome the new members of Ockham, the first round will be on us! Also, the Ockham game will be played, so don’t miss out on it!

<>* <>Reunion

Saturday, the 27th of February @ Het Kookatelier, 12:00 – 23:30

It is winter again, which means time for another Ockham reunion. This year the Reunion will be at the 27th of February starting at 12:00 p.m. Like always, there is a nice activity in which you can talk and update each other again. This year this will be making Pralines. You can take the Pralines home afterwards. Next to this, a dinner option will be provided. And the day will be closed by a drink in the Beiaard. Please leave a comment if you will have the dinner with us when you sign up for the reunion.


<>* <>Lunch Colloquium: Forensic Biometrics

Tuesday, the 9th of February @ Citadel T300, 12:30 – 13:30

On the ninth of February, prof. dr. Didier Meuwly will give a lunch lecture on forensic biometrics. In this interesting talk, he will discuss the role and functioning of the Dutch Forensics Institute (NFI), explain what exactly forensic science is, provide some examples of its use, and show examples of its different applications and current research. Didier Meuwly is an experienced forensic scientist, currently working at the NFI and holding the chair of Forensic Biometrics at the UT, so he will certainly have an interesting story to tell.


<>* <>Dinner Lecture: The Future of Cyber

Tuesday, the 23rd of February @ Vrijhof/ Ampitheater, 17:30 – 20:00

The term “cyber” dates back to the ancient Greek term for control. Cyberspace is everywhere, and has everything to do with all kinds of control; a surgeon operating at a distance, shopping from behind your PC – these are examples of modern applications. However, criminals will fish for your password with phishing emails or flood your computer with data in DDOS attacks. How to stay safe in the world of cyberspace? That’s the question!

Prof. dr. Aiko Pras, Network operations and management at the UT, and Yori Kamphuis, MSc., Cofounder of Coblue Cybersecurity, will attempt to answer this question. Cost is 5 euros and signing up is possible until the 10th of February.



<>* <>General Update

It has already been one month into the new year and about halfway through the academic year. The new batch of Bachelor Honours Students will start their programme this month. Due to this, our association has gained several new members as well. We hope to see some of them at the various activities planned for this short month!

<>* <>Magazine – Ockham’s Razor

We are proud to announce that the first edition the association magazine, named “Ockam’s Razor” is being published this month! The ExperienCie has worked tirelessly to bring tirelessly to realise this idea. This magazine will be an excellent way of reaching both old and new members of our association.


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.


<>* <>Salio: The Art of Happiness

Tuesday, the 9th of February @ Saxion, 19:30 – 21:30

This month, there will be an activity arranged by Salio (Honours Society of Saxion). This activity will be all about the art of happiness. You will learn how to address your inner strength, how to live decisively and much more. Guaranteed you will be a step closer to your inner self. The training will be given by Mirjam Spitholt, a teacher from Saxion.

Note: The workshop will be given in Dutch!

The training will be given at no costs and a maximum of 15 Ockhammers can join the activity.


<>* <>Studium Generale: Lecture – Darwin on a Chip

Tuesday, the 16th of February @ Vrijhof/ Ampitheater, 19:30 – 21:00

As the conventional computer is about to reach its physical limits, scientists are looking for new ways of computing. Nature can be a source of inspiration, since evolution resulted in the most advanced ‘computer’ of the universe: the human brain, capable of complex and parallel processing. The evolutionary process can be simulated on a microchip with gold nanoparticles. In half an hour they can be configured to carry out computational operations. Wilfred van der Wiel, full professor Nano electronics at the UT, experiments with evolutionary microchips to make more powerful, energy-saving and robust computers.

In cooperation with Inter-Actief, Astatine and Arago.



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 answer is silly. The name of the dog is ‘Yet’.

The New Riddle is as follows:

There are 10 sets of 10 coins. You know how much the coins should weigh. You know all the coins in one set of ten are exactly a hundredth of an ounce off, making the entire set of ten coins a tenth of an ounce off. You also know that all the other coins weight the correct amount. You are allowed to use an extremely accurate digital weighing machine only once.

How do you determine which set of 10 coins is faulty?



<>* <>Monday, 8 February

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

<>* <>Tuesday, 9 February

Lunch Colloquium: Forensic Biometrics @ Citadel T300, 12:30 – 13:30

<>* <>Tuesday, 23 February

Dinner Lecture: The Future of Cyber @ Vrijhof/ Ampitheater, 17:30 – 20:00

<>* <>Saturday, 27 February

Reunion @ Het Kookatelier, 12:00 – 23:30


<>* <>Tuesday, 9 February

Salio: The Art of Happiness @ Saxion, 19:30 – 21:30

<>* <>Tuesday, 16 February

Studium Generale: Lecture – Darwin on a Chip @ Vrijhof/ Ampitheater, 19:30 – 21:00


<>* <>2 February

Nassim Eshaghi (21)

<>* <>4 February

Leon Smook (19)

<>* <>5 February

Martijn Bakker (21)

<>* <>6 February

Laura Beunk (20)

Laduona Dai (22)

<>* <>10 February

Erwin van Harmelen (31)

Annemijn Jonkman (25)

Bart Steensma (25)

<>* <>12 February

Rens Horst (20)

Pascal Sleutel (29)

<>* <>13 February

Rainer Mensing (22)

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Fenna Boerkamp (19)

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Jerom van Geffen (25)

<>* <>16 February

Yorick Fredrix (21)

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Chantal Molenwijk (22)

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Torben Taros (23)

<>* <>21 February

Alan Foogd (22)

<>* <>22 February

Saskia Boswinkel (19)

Shinwoo Back (25)

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Iris Willemsen (24)

<>* <>25 February

Mathijs Kosters (20)

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Ingrid van den Brink (23)

Fieke Hillerström (23)

<>* <>28 February

Dylan Vogelsang (22)


Book: A Passage to India

Author: E. M. Forster

When Adela Quested and her elderly companion Mrs Moore arrive in the Indian town of Chandrapore, they quickly feel trapped by its insular and prejudiced ‘Anglo-Indian’ community. Determined to escape the parochial English enclave and explore the ‘real India’, they seek the guidance of the charming and mercurial Dr Aziz, a cultivated Indian Muslim. But a mysterious incident occurs while they are exploring the Marabar caves with Aziz, and the well-respected doctor soon finds himself at the centre of a scandal that rouses violent passions among both the British and their Indian subjects. A masterly portrait of a society in the grip of imperialism, A Passage to India compellingly depicts the fate of individuals caught between the great political and cultural conflicts of the modern world.

Set against the backdrop of the British Raj and the Indian independence movement in the 1920s, the novel is based on Forster’s experiences in India, borrowing the title from Walt Whitman’s 1870 poem in ‘Leaves of Grass’.


“Adventures do occur, but not punctually. Life rarely gives us what we want at the moment we consider appropriate.”

“One can tip too much as well as too little, indeed the coin that buys the exact truth has not yet been minted.”

“There are different ways of evil and I prefer mine to yours.”

“…for literature had always been a solace for him, something that the ugliness of facts could not spoil.”

Composed by the Secretary of H.V. Ockham

Volume 5, number 6