Wim van Westrenen: Dissecting a planet in the lab
Dissecting a planet in the lab
Travelling to the moon to understand the earth
To learn more about planet earth we have to travel to the moon. In his lab at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, experimental petrologist Wim van Westrenen recreates the conditions at the heart of a planet. He studies rock from the inside of planets to better understand how our earth, moon and other planets function. Because in order to understand life, terrestrial or extra-terrestrial, we need to know what the planet we live on is made of.
This video is only available in Dutch.
Dr. Wim van Westrenen
Produced by Fast Facts
With the support of The Young Academy and Wim van Westrenen
Thanks to Iris Koopmans, The Young Academy Office, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Made by: Aline Idzerda 2011
Camera & editing: Frithmedia
Graphic design: SproetS
Music: Daan van West