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Groningen University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Groningen, Netherlands

Founding Date:
1614

Motto:
Verbum domini lucerna pedibus nostris

Enrollment:
22,000

Official Website:
http://www.rug.nl/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jan Bennink
Business
19-Sep-1956   CEO of Numico NV, 2002-07
Adriaan Blaauw
Astronomer
12-Apr-1914 1-Dec-2010 Evolving galaxies
Bart Jan Bok
Astronomer
28-Apr-1906 5-Aug-1983 Bok globules
Marc J. Bolland
Business
28-Mar-1959   CEO of William Morrison Supermarkets
Willem de Sitter
Astronomer
6-May-1872 19-Nov-1934 Expanding space
Wim Duisenberg
Business
9-Jul-1935 31-Jul-2005 President, European Central Bank, 1998-2003
Pim Fortuyn
Government
19-Feb-1948 6-May-2002 Assassinated Dutch parliamentary candidate
Heike Kamerlingh Onnes
Physicist
21-Sep-1853 21-Feb-1926 Liquefied helium and discovered superconductivity
Lukas Kolff
Business
c. 1974   Apollo Management
Willem Johan Kolff
Scientist
14-Feb-1911 11-Feb-2009 Artificial kidney, artificial heart
Jan Hendrik Oort
Astronomer
28-Apr-1900 5-Nov-1992 Theory of the origin of comets
Maarten Schmidt
Astronomer
28-Dec-1929   Co-Discoverer of quasars
Dirk Stikker
Diplomat
5-Feb-1897 23-Dec-1979 NATO Secretary General, 1961-64
Albert Szent-Györgyi
Scientist
16-Sep-1893 22-Oct-1986 Vitamins C and B2
Wietse Venema
Computer Programmer
1951   SATAN, tcpwrappers, postfix
Frits Zernike
Physicist
16-Jul-1888 10-Mar-1966 Phase-contrast microscope

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Adriaan Blaauw
Astronomer
12-Apr-1914 1-Dec-2010 Evolving galaxies
Willem de Sitter
Astronomer
6-May-1872 19-Nov-1934 Expanding space
Jacobus C. Kapteyn
Astronomer
19-Jan-1851 18-Jun-1922 Star streaming
Frits Zernike
Physicist
16-Jul-1888 10-Mar-1966 Phase-contrast microscope

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jacobus C. Kapteyn
Astronomer
19-Jan-1851 18-Jun-1922 Star streaming


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