Workshop | Sonnets for Science: Turning Science Into Poetry

A 2-part writing workshop (requires no poetry experience) and is brought to you by Hesiodos & the TU Delft Library, including lunch (12-14h) as part of the Re:Re:interpretation program. Sign up here.

Transform yourself while turning science into sonnets with Bauke Steenhuisen, a poet, professor, and former TU Delft student who has composed more than 50 scientific sonnets sourced from TU Delft theses. He will be assisted by co-author Jeroen Manders and their scientific sonnets will be designed into an art book and mini exhibition this May at the Library.

Read two scientific sonnets from research conducted at the TU Delft here:

Computational modelling of turbulent spray combustion

Self-Healing Corrosion Protective Sol-Gel Coatings


Bauke Steenhuisen likes to believe he invented the scientific sonnet, but he probably didn’t. After his well-received TEDxDelft performance about the power of poetry, he started to versify theses and dissertations in the form of sonnets. In daily life, Bauke is a TU Delft alumn and assistant professor in the field of infrastructure governance.

Jeroen Manders is, among too many things to mention, an opera singing, acrobat as well as poetic engineer. Jeroen approaches his sonnets from outside science.

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