TU Berlin Researchers at Berlin Science Week
A number of digital events will be held between 3 and 12 November 2020 / Queen’s Lecture 2020 will also be in digital format
This year’s Berlin Science Week and the Falling Walls event are being staged as a remote World Science Summit. More than 200 virtual discussions, workshops, exhibitionsand performances have been scheduled to enable scientists and members of the public to celebrate current advances in science and society despite the coronavirus pandemic.
Scientists from TU Berlin are contributing on a number of levels: Researchers from the UniSysCat Cluster of Excellence discuss how fuel can be made from greenhouse gases. TU junior professor Steve Albrecht reports on the reasons delaying the switch to solar energy, while Birgit Beck, also a junior professor at TU, considers the use of artificial systems to replace animal experiments. Also on the agenda of the Berlin Science Week is the Queen’s Lecture, given this year by meteorologist, climate expert and mathematician at the University of Cambridge Dr. Emily Schuckburgh.
Most of the events are free and can be accessed digitally. Hygiene and distancing regulations apply for those events taking place in presence. Most talks and lectures will be in English.
TU Berlin’s contributions to the event
UniSysCat – Unifying Systems in Catalysis: Revolutionizing catalysis
Creating fuel from greenhouse gases? Revolutionary catalysis? This event gives researchers the chance to come together and learn about the work conducted at the UniSysCat Cluster of Excellence as well as how this research contributes to the development of green and sustainable chemistry. UniSysCat researchers provide exciting insights into their pioneering and revolutionary research projects. At the end, there will be a chance to meet UniSysCat’s speakers and management team.
When: 3 November 2020, 14:00–17:00
Where: Online (Zoom)
Please register at https://www.eventbrite.de/e/unifying-systems-in-catalysis-revolutionizing-catalysis-tickets-124559421583
Further information: https://www.unisyscat.de/de.html
Contact: Dr. Cordula Weiß, TU Berlin, Cluster of Excellence „Unifying Systems in Catalysis“, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Panel discussion: “Bluebeard’s Castle – addressing our own past”
What do a group of Nobel Prize laureates, a children’s Bible and a Bible for adults have in common? They all represent chapters in history that we would prefer to forget. What do we achieve by looking closely at history? Which taboos would we prefer not to explore? Can we achieve catharsis? Is it possible to analyze the past of societies? HU Berlin is contributing to Science Week Berlin with a panel discussion examining these themes. Also on the panel is Professor Dr. Bénédicte Savoy of TU Berlin’s Chair of Modern Art History.
When: 4 November 2020, 16:00–17:30
Where: Online (Livestream)
Further information https://www.hu-berlin.de/de/pr/veranstaltungen/regelmaessige-veranstaltungen/berlin-science-week-hu/programm-2020
Contact: Elsa Goulko, TU Berlin, Chair of Modern Art History, email: email@example.com
Queen’s Lecture 2020: “A Blueprint for a Green Future”
The Queen’s Lectures were initiated as a gift from Great Britain to the city of Berlin to mark the occasion of a visit to Berlin by Queen Elizabeth II on 27 May 1965. This year’s livestreamed lecture will be given by the British meteorologist, climate expert and mathematician at the University of Cambridge Dr. Emily Schuckburgh. Her lecture will present a whole range of measures for achieving an integrative and environmentally friendly recovery from the current crisis – a blueprint for a green future.
The Queen’s Lecture series is supported by the British embassy and the British Council Germany.
When: 4 November 2020, 17:00–18:30
Where: Online (Livestream)
Please register at https://www.events.tu-berlin.de/QL2020
Access to the event will be provided by email after you have registered.
Further information: www.tu.berlin/go10746
Contact: Imke Scholz, TU Berlin, Office of Communication, Events and Alumni, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dialogue for exploring opportunities: The future of research and research for the future
In the future, non-scientists will play an important perhaps even central role in research and their perspectives will contribute to achieving a positive future. “Transferwissenschaft” is a research project which focuses on transfer in science and which invites members of the public to consider these issues and work with scientists to develop visions for the future. The topic is introduced by Professor Dr. Martina Schraudner. Schraudner is head of the Chair of Gender and Diversity in Technology and Product Development at TU Berlin, head of the Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation as well as a member of the board of acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering. The results of the event will be presented to decision makers in politics and science.
When: 5 November 2020, 17:00–19:00
To register, please send a brief email to email@example.com
Further information https://falling-walls.com/event/future-of-research-and-research-for-the-future-3/
Contact: Dr. Konstantin Kiprijanov, TU Berlin, science communication officer for the “Transferwissenschaft” research project, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hybrid Talks #40: Transparency
The topic of the 40th Hybrid Talk is transparency. Contributions will explore areas such as visual transparency and the disclosure of facts. The main focus will be on translucent materials and optical processes as well as translucence or even permeability in architecture. The event will also explore transparency as it relates to decision-making processes, supply chains and the provenance of art works. Experts, researchers and creative professionals from the areas of art history, fashion, nonlinear optics, architecture, and communications strategy will speak at the event.
When: 5 November 2020, 18:00–19:30
Where: Online (Livestream)
Further information: https://www.hybrid-plattform.org/veranstaltungen/hybrid-talks/detail/hybrid-talks-xxxx-transparenz-1
Contact: Nina Horstmann, email@example.com and
Ewelina Dobrzalski, Ewelina.Dobrzalski@hybrid-plattform.org
Career Week for International Junior Researchers
The Career Week is intended for international junior scholars at TU Berlin from both EU and non-EU countries and presents options for remaining in Germany as well as potential career areas and opportunities. Junior scholars attending also have the chance to make contact with successful alumni working in science, business, foundations/associations/NGOs and entrepreneurship.
When: 9.11., 10:00–15:00, 10.11., 14:00–18:30, 11.11., 10:00–13:00, 12.11., 14:00–17:00
Where: Online (Zoom)
Registration by 5 November: https://www.alumni.tu-berlin.de/career-day/registration-form/
Further information: https://www.alumni.tu-berlin.de/career-day/
Contact: Juliane Wilhelm, TU Berlin, Office of Communication, Events and Alumni, tel.: 030 314 -24028, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Falling Walls – TU scientist Prof. Dr. Vera Meyer among the finalists
Over the past few months, almost 1000 scientists from 111 countries have been nominated as finalists for the Falling Walls Science Breakthrough of the Year. Among them is Professor Dr. Vera Meyer. Together with architect Professor Sven Pfeiffer of the University of the Arts Berlin, she is researching alternatives for sustainable and climate neutral building materials. Part of her research focuses on using mushrooms to develop biobricks for the design and construction of entire buildings. Her pioneering research opens up new avenues for sustainable architecture and has led to her nomination in the Falling Walls “Science in the Arts” category.
Further information https://falling-walls.com/remote2020/finalists/breaking-the-wall-of-tipping-points/
Program details: https://falling-walls.com/programme/
Further information is available from:
Spokesperson of TU Berlin
Phone: 030 314-23922