Diederik Jekel graduated from Applied Physics at the University of Twente and has been involved in setting up Science on Tour in his student years. He works as a science journalist and writes for VPRO’s Noorderlicht among other things . He is also regularly seen at De Wereld Draait Door. In 2012 Diederik Jekel was nominated for the ‘Nerd of the Year’ award. He also presented the ‘Nationale Wetenschapsquiz-junior’ (the junior edition of the national science quiz). Furthermore, he was Master of Ceremonies during the Arago-symposium and has been actively involved with ICPS and information days at the UT. For his contribution in popularising science, Diederik received the Mevrouw De Winterprijs in 2012.