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Visualisatie van zwaartekrachtsgolven. Afbeelding: NASA.


De bouw van ITER. Foto: ITER Organization.

Digitale informatie

De wereld is omgeven met digitale informatie. Illustratie: Esger Brunner.

Dubbel vuurwerk

Visualisatie van het dubbele vuurwerk dat in sommige radiostelsels is aangetroffen. Credits: ESA/Carreau.


Een abacus of telraam is een voorloper van de huidige rekenhulpmiddelen.

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This is the site of the Nederlandse Natuurkundige Vereniging, in English: Netherlands' Physical Society. The most important information has been translated in English. If you want more information, please contact us.



Open and free communication

Science thrives by virtue of open and free communication. Meetings with colleagues of all nationalities and cooperation across borders are of vital importance for the progress of science, for the spreading and growth of knowledge. The Netherlands' Physical Society NNV is devoted to defending the interests of science and scientists in continuing fruitful and peaceful international cooperation.

The recent implementation of an executive order by the new administration in the United States forms a threat to the international character of science, and in particular for the scientific career of our colleagues having a (second) nationality of one of the states targeted by the measure. Many of our colleagues have signed a petition ( against the travel restrictions. In consultation with other learned societies around the world the NNV will continue to defend the importance of free scientific communication and exchange of ideas.


Dutch Journal of Physics
The Dutch Journal of Physics (DJoP) is an English-language pilot of the Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Natuurkunde,a magazine published by the Netherlands’ Physical Society (Nederlandse Natuurkundige Vereniging - NNV). An English translation of the recent special about light has been published as a free downloadable e-magazine. This e-magazine was developed particularly for tablet computers and can be downloaded for free in the Appstore and Playstore. For those who do not have a tablet computer a web version is available as an option.

In the course of 2017 we will continue our pilot with four issues of the Dutch Journal of Physics. The quarterly issues of the DJoP will bring articles and items in English compiling the highlights of the latest three issues of the Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Natuurkunde. The Dutch Journal of Physics will be available for free.

Next to full membership you can opt for an English-language membership. This includes reduced symposium registration fees, other benefits as outlined on our website as well as the three-monthly English e-magazine, but does not include the monthly copy of the Dutch-language journal. It is also possible to pay for any single edition.

New issue out now!
No. 2016-4 is available now in Google's Play Store and in the Apple App Store and as a webversion.

As promised, this new issue features the highlights of the latest three issues of the NTvN, and again, has many downloadable extras. With this e-magazine we hope to keep you informed of what is going on in the field Physics in the Netherlands, on all levels: in the office, at universities, at schools. Apart from the main articles, regulars items such as the editorial and the educational column are also included.

We hope you enjoy the DJoP, which is free during its prolonged introductory period. Feedback is highly appreciated: feel free to let us know what you like and what is to  be improved at

With our pilot we aim to reach out to the non-Dutch speaking community of physicists working in our country. The NNV, with over 4,000 members, is the third largest physical society of Europe. It represents 25 to 30% of all physicists in the Netherlands, working in all sectors, be it in industry, at research institutes, or at universities. The NNV connects the various communities of physicists by sharing information through its publications and symposia, and aims at promoting the interest of physics in society.If you are interested in staying informed of developments, policy, and progress in the community of physics in the Netherlands and you support the goals of our society, we invite you to register as a member of the NNV.