An artist's conception of a water world orbiting the binary star system Kepler-35 A and B. Worlds like this could host moons that might be habitable.
"Stability is the first requirement for habitability," says Adrian Hamers , Member in the School of Natural Sciences, of the potential for life on planets orbiting "double-star" systems. In an edited interview with the 2018 Christiaan Huygens Science Award winner, Nola Taylor...
Joan Wallach Scott Protesters set up camp outside Parliament in Kossuth Square, Budapest Joan Wallach Scott , Professor Emerita in the School of Social Science, reflects on a recent experience with a student-led protest in Hungary against Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's government, which Scott...
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As part of Professor Sabine Schmidtke 's Zaydi Manuscript Tradition (ZMT) project, the Leiden University Libraries have commenced digitization of their circa 150 Yemini manuscripts. Writing for the Leiden Special Collections Blog, curator Arnoud Vrolijk discusses Yemen's distinctive written heritage and the...
Dennis Overbye of the New York Times asks "Is Albert Einstein finally dead?" in an article that surveys the state of contemporary physics, highlighting a recent column by Institute Director and Leon Levy Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf for Quanta Magazine ...