Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius

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

Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius is Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center of Marine and Polar Research; Germany’s national polar research center. She is a deep-sea and polar researcher and an expert of marine biogeochemistry, biological oceanography, deep-sea biology and marine microbial ecology. Her research focuses on the Changing Arctic ecosystem and on extreme habitats of the oceans.

She has participated in almost 50 expeditions on international research vessels and is currently focusing on issues of climate change impacts on the biogeochemistry and biodiversity of the Arctic Ocean.

Antje Boetius has been awarded with the Medaille de la Societe d’Oceanographie de France, the Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz Prize of the German Science Foundation, the Advanced Grant of the European Research Council, among many other honors. She is a member of the German National Academy Leopoldina (Section Geology), and of two European academies, as well as an elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and of the American Academy of Microbiology. She supports the strategic development of Wissenschaft im Dialog (WiD, "Science in Dialogue"), an initiative of the major German scientific associations, where she has been head of the steering committee since 2014. As a nonprofit organization, WiD promotes discussion and exchange about research in Germany.

Programm

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High below to deep above - scientific encounters between space and the deep sea

Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius, Director, Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) I Dr. Suzanna Randall, Astrophysicist, European Southern Observatory (ESO)

Research is also a question of justice, as Antje Boetius and Suzanna Randall know. The two researchers in a conversation, moderated by Petra Ahne. [...]

 

 

 

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What IS the Art of Science Communication?

Prof Dr Antje Boetius, Director of the Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Helmholtz Center of Marine and Polar Research, Germany I Milica Momčilović, President of the World Federation of Science Journalists, Serbia I Francesca Panetta, Immersive artist and journalist, UK I Dr Mandana Seyfeddinipur, Director of the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme & Endangered Languages Archive, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Germany

More interactive stuff, more immersive experiences, more classical formats, a mixture? Or something completely new? Bridging the gap between science and science journalism or rather keep everyone’s own perspective? Why is it sometimes so hard to reach people? And what are the most promising solutions? Let’s discuss the art of science communication and science journalism with renowned experts from the field!