Created during the Big Bang, the chemical element lithium now seems, mysteriously, to be missing from our universe. The third event in the Lithium lecture series will discuss this so-called cosmological lithium problem, one of the greatest scientific mysteries of our times. It will also examine the role of lithium in the ‘green’ transition towards renewable energy.
Complementing the exhibition Lithium, which is currently on show at Het Nieuwe Instituut, this discursive programme seeks to recharge online visitors with a series of lectures and conversations. From mineral extraction to mental exhaustion and renewable energy landscapes, each event will expand on the role of lithium in the different conditions of burn-out that are addressed in the exhibition.
More information on the programme will follow soon.