"Simply put, we are moving to the next level. The previous century can be characterized as the search for the building blocks of reality. The particles that are the constituents of matter; the genes that make life possible; and the bits that form the foundation of information and intelligence. This century will explore the brave new world that can be constructed with these building blocks, in our labs and in our minds."
On April 2, Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor, was awarded an honorary doctorate by Vrije Universiteit Brussel. As part of the ceremony, Dijkgraaf spoke on the state of science today and the core values of science that are essential to a full-fledged, resilient society.
Watch Dijkgraaf's address in the window above, or on Vrijie Universiteit Brussel's YouTube channel.