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

Documentary Filmmaker

    Dimitra Andritsou

    Assistant Director

      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

        Graduate food chemist

          Olivier David

          Journalist and Author

            Prof. Dr. Colin Devey

            Dynamics of the Ocean Floor, Magmatic and Hydrothermal Systems

              Julia Chen

              Student, Molecular Biotechnology, University of Heidelberg

                Clarissa Corrêa da Silva

                Moderator, editor and author

                  Dr. Shreya Dhame

                  Postdoctoral Scientist

                    Nabil Deabji

                    PhD candidate

                      Dr. Andreas Elsäßer

                      Experimental Biophysics and Space Sciences

                        Moritz Engelhardt

                        PhD candidate, NeuroSense Lab

                          Natalia Eulberg

                          Visual artist, self-taught caterpillar researcher

                            Dominik Eulberg

                            DJ | Producer | Biologist

                              Fritz Habekuß

                              Author | Science Editor

                                Hadija Haruna-Oelker

                                Political scientist, journalist, author and moderator

                                  Alice Hasters

                                  Journalist, book author and podcaster

                                    Dr. Helena Herr

                                    Scientist, Institute of Marine Ecosystem and Fishery Science, University of Hamburg & guest researcher

                                      Prof. Dr. Thomas Herzfeld

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

                                        Kerstin Hoppenhaus

                                        Science Journalist & Filmmaker

                                          Dr. Tim Kalvelage

                                          Science journalist and photographer

                                            Dr. Oswald Knoth

                                            Mathematicians & Environmental Sciences

                                              Dr. Ariane Krause

                                              Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ) & NetSan e.V.

                                                Kai Kupferschmidt

                                                Freelance Science Writer

                                                  Sergei Loznitsa

                                                  Director, Screenwriter & Producer

                                                    Birgit Lutz

                                                    Author and expedition leader

                                                      Magda Marečková

                                                      Postdoctoral Researcher

                                                        Dr. Matthias Maurer

                                                        Astronaut & Scientist

                                                          Prof. Dr. Bertolt Meyer

                                                          Scientist, Host & DJ

                                                            Jael Michaelis & Pauline Stein

                                                            Schülerinnen, 12. Klasse

                                                              Prof. Dr. Steffen Müller

                                                              Head of the Department of Structural Change and Productivity

                                                                Dr. Jochen Müller

                                                                Neurobiologist and Science Journalist

                                                                  Prof. Dr. Lena Noack

                                                                  Department of Earth Sciences

                                                                    Dr. Viktor Oubaid

                                                                    Aerospace Psychologist, Aviaition and Space Psychologist

                                                                      Jack Pop

                                                                      Science-Entertainer & Moderator

                                                                        Dr. Demetra Rakosy

                                                                        Postdoc Spatial Interaction Ecology

                                                                          Dr. Emilia Roig

                                                                          Author, Political Scientist

                                                                            Prof. Surabhi Ranganathan

                                                                            Professor of International Law

                                                                              Dimitri Ravin

                                                                              Urban Planner

                                                                                Marcel Roth


                                                                                  Dr.-Ing. Stefanie Rößler

                                                                                  Research Associate, Research Area Transformative Capacities

                                                                                    Prof. Dr. Robert Paxton

                                                                                    Chair of General Zoology

                                                                                      Dr. Elīna Reitere

                                                                                      Film critic, film scientist and moderator

                                                                                        Volker Schmid

                                                                                        Space Engineer & Board Division of the Chairmen

                                                                                          Anasuya Sengupta

                                                                                          Co-Director & Co-Founder

                                                                                            Dr. Marwa Shumo

                                                                                            Associate Researcher, Ecology and Natural Resources Management

                                                                                              Jun.-Prof. Dr. Lucia Sommerer

                                                                                              Assistant Professor for Criminal Law and Criminology

                                                                                                Martin Stimming

                                                                                                Producer & Musician

                                                                                                  Valentin Thurn

                                                                                                  Filmmaker & Producer

                                                                                                    Katharina Warda

                                                                                                    Sociologist & literary scholar

                                                                                                      Dr. Susanne Winter

                                                                                                      Program Director "Forest"