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The Lorentz Formula

A Theatrical Tour of the Lorentz Lab on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Teylers Museum

Lorentz Lab

Families, Everyone, Age 10+

In this theatrical performance on location, two actors take you back in time, to the years when Nobel Prize winner Hendrik Lorentz had his own study and laboratory in Teylers Museum (1909-1928). Here, you will discover who Lorentz was and how important he was to science.

De Lorentz Formule

De Lorentz Formule

In his study, Lorentz spent eight years calculating solutions for the Afsluitdijk, the dam separating the IJsselmeer from the Waddenzee. His correspondence with his young admirer Albert Einstein is still on his desk. And you travel even further back in time, to the 18th century, when one of Teylers' highlights, the Large Electrostatic Generator, was installed here at the museum. The machine – sending sparks more than half a metre – drew admirers from around the world, including French emperor Napoleon.

This spectacular performance can only be experienced in the Lorentz Lab. Theatre maker Rieks Swarte studied the life of the incorruptible scholar and condensed Lorentz’s life in an extraordinary theatrical formula.

Einstein en Lorentz

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Acteurs De Lorentz Formule

The Creators

The tour is a co-production of Teylers Museum and Swarte Kunst, in collaboration with Toneelschuur Producties.

Concept and direction: Rieks Swarte
Text: Rik van den Bos
Co-director: Liesje Knobel
Costume design: Carly Everaert
Executive producer: Corine Overvest
Actors: Anne Gehring, David van Uuden, Dorien van Gent, Emma Linssen, Eric-Jan Lens, Sjoerd Meijer, Tom Jaspers, Vera Ketelaars, Maureen Touwnaar, Aafke Buringh.

This performance was developed with the help of the VriendenLoterij.

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Tuesday until Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Spaarne 16, 2011 CH Haarlem

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