Jan van den Berg  is best described as an explorer extraordinaire. The expeditions he ventures upon do not so much take him to uncharted spots on the map of the world but to the limits of the naked eye and the naked intellect. He has a penchant for visiting people and (scientific) projects that demand the most of his imaginative capabilities. And provide him with well-informed stories which, when he tells them, soon have the spectator wondering whether this is still science or already fiction – or the other way round. The more so because he tells them with the conviction of someone who has already experienced the whole thing himself. Which, by the way, happens to be true – he says.