The two students have been walking around campus for five years, but there are still places they haven’t discovered. One of those mysterious places is the Athene building, the 'strange and empty' building they encountered a while ago. Or rather, was. Meanwhile they know that the nuclear adventure for the THE began in 1960, when Reactor Centrum Nederland (‘Reactor Center The Netherlands’) in Petten was assigned to design a reactor. The then rector Posthumus was the initiator and wanted to use it for research and educational purposes.
The interview with staff member Joep Huiskamp, who knows a lot about the history of the university, already answered a large amount of the questions of the two students. Thanks to Real Estate Management they were able to further satisfy their curiosity and take a look in the building where radiation expert Gilles Moerdijk provided them with some interesting information on the spot.