Portret met gebarenvierkant van Klaas Landsman

Is success a matter of luck?

Friday 12 May 2023, 3:30 pm - 5 pm

In recent books, Joris Luyendijk (The 7 ticks) and Huub Buijssen (Why success is a matter of luck) have pointed to the critical role of chance and often unfairly distributed circumstances as determinants of social, scientific, business, sporting, and other success. Coincidence expert Klaas Landsman will discuss this with the latter and with the audience, preceded by short introductions by Buijssen and himself. In the process, Landsman (with all seven checkmarks in his pocket) will defend the seemingly paradoxical position of Beethoven, who once said to a noble friend of his: What you are, you are by chance and birth. What I am, I am by myself.

This event will be in Dutch!!!

Location: LUX Nijmegen Zaal 6  

Target audience: Everyone, no special scientific background required

Friday 12 May 2023, 3:30 pm - 5 pm
Radboud University
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Huub Buijssen is a psychogerontologist, former healthcare psychologist and clinical psychologist. He has written more than 40 books, including the bestsellers When a loved one is depressed and The clear simplicity of dementia. His books have been translated into English, German, Danish, Swedish, Polish, Czech and Korean. Klaas Landsman is professor of Mathematical Physics at Radboud University and author of six books and a hundred scientific works. In 2022, he won the Spinoza Prize, the highest scientific award in the Netherlands.

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