Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius

Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute/Head of Science SILBERSALZ / Helmholtz Zentrum für Polar und Meeresforschung

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.

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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Trusting Science on our best and only planet

by Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius, award-winning marine biologist, Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center of Marine and Polar Research, Germany’s national polar research center, and head of the steering committee of Wissenschaft im Dialog ("Science in Dialogue"), an initiative of major German scientific associations.[...]

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Panel and Q&As

Moderator: Eva Wolfangel is a journalist, speaker, and moderator, focusing on future technologies such as artificial intelligence and virtual reality, computer science, cybersecurity, data journalism, the interaction between digital and real worlds, and space travel. In 2018 she was named European Science Writer of the Year by the Association of British Science Writers.[...]

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On Board of Polarstern

Insights into the world largest Arctic Expedition MOSAiC.
Experience the multidisciplinary nature of science, and storytelling, featuring the most unpredictable forces of nature at the epicenter of global warming.[...]

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Requiem for a Forrest

Theaterplay I Das Theater des Anthropozän I Germany 2020 I 120 Min

A journey into the forests of prehistoric days, present and future.

The staged reading "Requiem for a Forest" pursues the forest motif from myth to poetry and songs to contemporary literature. These poetic contributions will be accompanied by registers and prose passages with tips for everyday life. Furthermore, the two scientists Antje Boetius and Kathrin Möller will report on the origins and the global function of the forest ecosystem as well as the current threats that it faces, especially in Germany.[...]