"Truth seems to have sprung a leak,
but facts were never really airtight.
Travel back in time with us to a 17th century laboratory,
where the first scientific facts were made."
In this project, Jana De Kockere, PhD researcher at the Sarton Centre for History of Science at Ghent University, reproduces certain experiments performed with the air-pump of Christiaan Huygens. She shows us how, in the 17th century laboratory, the fight for the boundaries of what counts as ‘good science’ was being fought out.