Margriet van der Heijden is a science writer/journalist and teaches at Amsterdam University College.
She loves the colour blue, music, cooking and, most of all, her daughters. She hates to get up early and never learnt to dress impeccably. She likes to travel and visits museums whenever she can.
As a child she dreamt about becoming a ballet dancer, archaeologist or writer, until physics captured her interest.
Margriet's best learning experience was doing her Ph.D. work at Cern, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics in Geneva, Switzerland. She enjoyed being surrounded by so many talented people (and to go skiing almost every weekend).
Foto: Jorinde Beijerling
Please find below a couple of articles from newspaper NRC Handelsblad (in Dutch).
– 'Natuurkunde is toch niks voor een vrouw' (12/07/2014)
– 'Onze ideeën zijn even op – Gerard 't Hooft' (23/03/2014)
– 'Louter verbeeldingskracht' (31/08/2013)
– 'De stad die altijd omhoog kijkt' (16/06/2012)