Once again this year, the SILBERSALZ Science & Media Festival welcomes top-class experts from science, media, politics and society. You can look forward to exciting topics and intensive discussions. We are looking forward to seeing you!  

Rubén Abruña | Credits: Rubén Abruña

Rubén Abruña

Documentary Filmmaker
    Dimitra Andritsou | Credit: Dimitra Andritsou

    Dimitra Andritsou

    Assistant Director
      Prof. Peter Arens | Member of the Advisory Board | SILBERSALZ Conference 2020

      Prof. Peter Arens

      Head of the Department – TV-show „History and Science“, ZDF
        Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius | Prof. Dr Antje Boetius, Director, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) I Scientific Director of the SILBERSALZ Festival| SILBERSALZ Conference 2021

        Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius

        Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) / Scientific Director of the SILBERSALZ Festival
          Theda Bartolomaeus | Credit: Theda Bartolomaeus

          Theda Bartolomaeus

          Graduate food chemist
            Jon Chase | Credit: dw talk

            Jon Chase

            science communicator, author and science rapper
              Steve Crabtree | Credit: Steve Crabtree

              Steve Crabtree

              Executive Producer
                Olivier David | Credit: Jan Lops

                Olivier David

                Journalist and Author
                  Prof. Dr. Colin Devey

                  Prof. Dr. Colin Devey

                  Dynamics of the Ocean Floor, Magmatic and Hydrothermal Systems
                    Julia Chen | Foto Credit: Julia Chen

                    Julia Chen

                    Student, Molecular Biotechnology, University of Heidelberg
                      Clarissa Corrêa da Silva | Credit Marco Fischer

                      Clarissa Corrêa da Silva

                      Moderator, editor and author

                        Mohamed Soliman Daoud

                        Science Communication & Development Officer I The American University in Cairo, Egypt
                          Anna D'Errico | Credits: The neurosmellist

                          Anna D'Errico

                          Science writer, Olfactory artist
                            Shreya Dhame | Photo Credit: Shreya Dhame

                            Dr. Shreya Dhame

                            Postdoctoral Scientist
                              Nabil Deabji | Credit Foto: Nabil Deabji

                              Nabil Deabji

                              PhD candidate
                                Eva Eiling | Credit: Eva Eiling

                                Eva Eiling

                                Research Associate
                                  Dr. Andreas Elsäßer | Credit: Daniel Kunzfeld für VolkswagenStiftung

                                  Dr. Andreas Elsäßer

                                  Experimental Biophysics and Space Sciences
                                    Moritz Engelhardt | credit: Moritz Engelhardt

                                    Moritz Engelhardt

                                    PhD candidate, NeuroSense Lab
                                      Julian Etienne | Credit: Julian Etienne

                                      Julian Etienne

                                      Cultural Manager and Film Programmer
                                        Natalia Eulberg | Photo Credit: Natalia Eulberg

                                        Natalia Eulberg

                                        Visual artist, self-taught caterpillar researcher
                                          Dominik Eulberg | SILBERSALZ Festival 2023 (credit: Natalia Luzenko)

                                          Dominik Eulberg

                                          DJ | Producer | Biologist
                                            Maike Gebker | Credit: Maike Gebker

                                            Maike Gebker

                                            Research assistant
                                              Johannes Geiger | Credit Johannes Geiger

                                              Johannes Geiger

                                              Commissioning Editor, Deputy Head of Department, International Co-Productions
                                                Katharina Gruber | Credits ORF/Hans Leitner

                                                Katharina Gruber

                                                Science Journalist
                                                  Fritz Habekuß | Speaker at SILBERSALZ 2022 (credit: Markus Tedeskino)

                                                  Fritz Habekuß

                                                  Author | Science Editor
                                                    Hadija Haruna-Oelker | Credit Wolfgang Stahr

                                                    Hadija Haruna-Oelker

                                                    Political scientist, journalist, author and moderator
                                                      Alice Hasters | Foto Credit: Katja Ruge

                                                      Alice Hasters

                                                      Journalist, book author and podcaster
                                                        Dr. Helena Herr

                                                        Dr. Helena Herr

                                                        Scientist, Institute of Marine Ecosystem and Fishery Science, University of Hamburg & guest researcher
                                                          Prof. Dr. Thomas Herzfeld |  Credit: Markus Scholz

                                                          Prof. Dr. Thomas Herzfeld

                                                          Director, Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)

                                                            Kerstin Hoppenhaus

                                                            Science Journalist & Filmmaker
                                                              Dr. Patrick Hörl | Member of the Advisory Board | SILBERSALZ Conference 2021

                                                              Dr. Patrick Hörl

                                                              Founder I General Manager, AUTENTIC
                                                                Dr. Thomas Hörren | Credit: Dr. Thomas Hörren

                                                                Dr. Thomas Hörren

                                                                Entomologist and coleopterist
                                                                  Ann-Christin Hornberger | Member of the Advisory Board | SILBERSALZ Conference 2020

                                                                  Ann-Christin Hornberger

                                                                  Commissioning Editor, Science and Knowledge, ZDF / ARTE
                                                                    Franziska Hornig | Member of the Advisory Board

                                                                    Franziska Hornig

                                                                    Secretary General of the Leopoldina,
                                                                      Inner Child a.k.a. Sara Niksic | Credit: Sara Niksic

                                                                      Inner Child a.k.a. Sara Niksic

                                                                      biologist, musician and bioacoustician
                                                                        Astrid Kahmke | Credit: Astrid Kahmke

                                                                        Astrid Kahmke

                                                                        Head of the European Creators' Lab
                                                                          Tim Kalvelage | Credit: Tim Kalvelage

                                                                          Dr. Tim Kalvelage

                                                                          Science journalist and photographer
                                                                            Patrick Klügel | Speaker at SILBERSALZ 2021

                                                                            Patrick Klügel

                                                                            Public Engagement Manager I Cyber Valley Initiative
                                                                              Dr. Oswald Knoth | Credit: Oswald Knoth

                                                                              Dr. Oswald Knoth

                                                                              Mathematicians & Environmental Sciences
                                                                                Dr. Ariane Krause | Credit Ariane Krause

                                                                                Dr. Ariane Krause

                                                                                Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ) & NetSan e.V.
                                                                                  Ellen Kuo | Credit: Ellen Kuo

                                                                                  Ellen Kuo

                                                                                  Head of XR Market
                                                                                    Walter König | Member of the Advisory Board | SILBERSALZ Conference 2020

                                                                                    Walter Köhler

                                                                                    CEO, Terra Mater Factual Studios GmbH
                                                                                      Prof. Dr. Laura Kreidberg | Credits: Laura Kreidberg

                                                                                      Prof. Dr. Laura Kreidberg

                                                                                      Head, APEx Department
                                                                                        Kai Kupferschmidt | Speaker at SILBERSALZ 2021

                                                                                        Kai Kupferschmidt

                                                                                        Freelance Science Writer
                                                                                          Sergei Loznitsa | Credit: ATOMS & VOID

                                                                                          Sergei Loznitsa

                                                                                          Director, Screenwriter & Producer
                                                                                            Birgit Lutz | Foto Credit: Storz

                                                                                            Birgit Lutz

                                                                                            Author and expedition leader
                                                                                              Final Jury Silbersalz Science & Media Awards 2022

                                                                                              Magda Marečková

                                                                                              Postdoctoral Researcher

                                                                                                Tom Matzke

                                                                                                Journalist and Documentary filmmaker
                                                                                                  Dr. Matthias Maurer | Credit ESA - N.Fischer

                                                                                                  Dr. Matthias Maurer

                                                                                                  Astronaut & Scientist
                                                                                                    Prof. Dr. Johanna Mierendorff | Credit: Michael Deutsch

                                                                                                    Prof. Dr. Johanna Mierendorff

                                                                                                    Institute for Social Pedagogy
                                                                                                      Prof. Dr. Bertolt Meyer | Credit Foto: Bertolt Meyer

                                                                                                      Prof. Dr. Bertolt Meyer

                                                                                                      Scientist, Host & DJ
                                                                                                        Jael Michaelis & Pauline Stein | Credits: Jael Michaelis Pauline Stein

                                                                                                        Jael Michaelis & Pauline Stein

                                                                                                        Schülerinnen, 12. Klasse
                                                                                                          Prof. Dr. Steffen Mueller | credit: fotowerk

                                                                                                          Prof. Dr. Steffen Müller

                                                                                                          Head of the Department of Structural Change and Productivity
                                                                                                            Dr. Jochen Müller | Credits: iKlicK Fotostudio

                                                                                                            Dr. Jochen Müller

                                                                                                            Neurobiologist and Science Journalist
                                                                                                              Prof. Dr. Lena Noack | Credit: Prof. Dr. Lena Noack

                                                                                                              Prof. Dr. Lena Noack

                                                                                                              Department of Earth Sciences
                                                                                                                Dr. Viktor Oubaid | Credit: Dr. Viktor Oubaid

                                                                                                                Dr. Viktor Oubaid

                                                                                                                Aerospace Psychologist, Aviaition and Space Psychologist
                                                                                                                  Jack Pop | Credit: Michael Bomke

                                                                                                                  Jack Pop

                                                                                                                  Science-Entertainer & Moderator
                                                                                                                    Dr. Demetra Rakosy | Credit: Demetra Rakosy

                                                                                                                    Dr. Demetra Rakosy

                                                                                                                    Postdoc Spatial Interaction Ecology
                                                                                                                      Emilia Roig | Credit Foto: Mohamed Badarne

                                                                                                                      Dr. Emilia Roig

                                                                                                                      Author, Political Scientist
                                                                                                                        Prof. Surabhi Ranganathan

                                                                                                                        Prof. Surabhi Ranganathan

                                                                                                                        Professor of International Law
                                                                                                                          Dimitri Ravin | Foto Credit: Dimitry Ravin

                                                                                                                          Dimitri Ravin

                                                                                                                          Urban Planner
                                                                                                                            Marcel Roth | Foto Credit: Marcel Roth

                                                                                                                            Marcel Roth

                                                                                                                              Foto Credit: Stefanie Roessler, IOER

                                                                                                                              Dr.-Ing. Stefanie Rößler

                                                                                                                              Research Associate, Research Area Transformative Capacities
                                                                                                                                Prof. Dr. Robert Paxton | Speaker at SILBERSALZ 2023 (credit: Markus Deutsch/MLU)

                                                                                                                                Prof. Dr. Robert Paxton

                                                                                                                                Chair of General Zoology
                                                                                                                                  Max Permantier | Credit Max Permantier

                                                                                                                                  Max Permantier

                                                                                                                                  Funding Executive
                                                                                                                                    Dr. Elīna Reitere | Credit: Agnese Zeltiņa

                                                                                                                                    Dr. Elīna Reitere

                                                                                                                                    Film critic, film scientist and moderator
                                                                                                                                      Louis Savy | Member of the Advisory Board | SILBERSALZ Conference 2021

                                                                                                                                      Louis Savy

                                                                                                                                      Founder I Festival Director, SCI-FI-LONDON
                                                                                                                                        Tobias Schmid | Credit: Tobias Schmid

                                                                                                                                        Tobias Schmid

                                                                                                                                        Moderator, phD Student
                                                                                                                                          Volker Schmid | Credit DGLR

                                                                                                                                          Volker Schmid

                                                                                                                                          Space Engineer & Officer in the Executive Board of the Chair
                                                                                                                                            Prof. Dr. Christian Schwanenberger | Cedits: Christian Schwanenberger

                                                                                                                                            Prof. Dr. Christian Schwanenberger

                                                                                                                                            Physicist, Senior Scientist
                                                                                                                                              Anasuya Sengupta | Foto Credit: Jann Hendry

                                                                                                                                              Anasuya Sengupta

                                                                                                                                              Co-Director & Co-Founder
                                                                                                                                                Dr. Marwa Shumo | credit Marwa Shumo

                                                                                                                                                Dr. Marwa Shumo

                                                                                                                                                Associate Researcher, Ecology and Natural Resources Management
                                                                                                                                                  Jun.-Prof. Dr. Lucia Sommerer | Speaker | credit: Lucia Sommerer

                                                                                                                                                  Jun.-Prof. Dr. Lucia Sommerer

                                                                                                                                                  Assistant Professor for Criminal Law and Criminology
                                                                                                                                                    Sebastian Sorg | Credit Sebastian Sorg

                                                                                                                                                    Sebastian Sorg

                                                                                                                                                    Producer, project developer
                                                                                                                                                      Stimming | Credit: Stimming_Harun Hazar & Anna Chocholi

                                                                                                                                                      Martin Stimming

                                                                                                                                                      Producer & Musician
                                                                                                                                                        Thorge Thomsen | Credits: ARTE

                                                                                                                                                        Thorge Thomsen

                                                                                                                                                        Reporter, Presenter, Author and Editor
                                                                                                                                                          Valentin Thurn | Credit: Valentin Thurn

                                                                                                                                                          Valentin Thurn

                                                                                                                                                          Filmmaker & Producer
                                                                                                                                                            Katharina Warda | Foto Credit: Alena Schmick

                                                                                                                                                            Katharina Warda

                                                                                                                                                            Sociologist & literary scholar
                                                                                                                                                              Alexander von Harling | Credit Alexander von Harling

                                                                                                                                                              Alexander von Harling

                                                                                                                                                              Head of Specialist Factual
                                                                                                                                                                Dr. Susanne Winter | Speaker at SILBERSALZ 2020 (Foto: Daniel Seiffert, WWF)

                                                                                                                                                                Dr. Susanne Winter

                                                                                                                                                                Program Director "Forest"
                                                                                                                                                                  Bibiane Zeller-Presenhuber | Credit: ORF/Hans Leitner

                                                                                                                                                                  Bibiane Zeller-Presenhuber

                                                                                                                                                                  Science journalist
                                                                                                                                                                    Dr. Hans Zillmann | Credit: Hans Zillmann

                                                                                                                                                                    Dr. Hans Zillmann

                                                                                                                                                                    "Medicine-Ethics-Law" (IWZ MER)