Science to touch: The 4th Berlin Science Week will take place from 1 to 10 November 2019. More than 350 top researchers from all disciplines, entrepreneurs, Nobel laureates and young researchers from all over the world invite you to 130 events at different locations in Berlin. Most of the events are open to the public with the aim of presenting and discussing the major issues of our time - from climate change to the containment of infectious diseases, the nutrition of the future and the potential of artificial intelligence. Numerous interdisciplinary formats such as performances, exhibitions and festivals are part of Science Week.
New this year is the Berlin Science Week Campus at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. Visitors can experience science from all over the world at events and interactive exhibitions on 6 and 7 November.
Berlin Science Week has been under the patronage of the Governing Mayor and Senator for Science and Research, Michael Müller. He particularly emphasizes the worldwide networking of Berlin as a science location: "In a city that overcame division 30 years ago, cross-border cooperation creates unique potential for dealing with the major issues of the future of our time. Berlin Science Week gives top-level research in our city a wonderful stage and allows it to enter into dialogue with international partner institutions. A true festival of science that Berliners should not miss".
"The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin stands for excellent science, social dialogue and innovation. Only by strengthening all this can we save our existence and nature as we know it. At the Berlin Science Week Campus we welcome science institutions from all over the world. It is these alliances that can solve mankind's problems. As a museum, we offer a platform for this. In the coming years, we will develop a science campus for nature and society - a sustainable contribution to Berlin as a science location," explains Johannes Vogel, Director General of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin.
From climate change to artificial intelligence
Among the participating researchers in 2019 are six Nobel Prize winners, including Alvin Roth, Wolfgang Ketterle and Harald zur Hausen, as well as numerous other outstanding personalities, including Antje Boetius, holder of the Federal Cross of Merit, and Harvard economist Shoshana Zuboff. Renowned institutions such as the Royal Society, the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Chatham House and Natural Resources Canada are taking part for the first time. "We are very pleased that this year more internationally renowned researchers and institutions are taking part than ever before," says Jürgen Mlynek, Coordinator of Berlin Science Week.
The entire Berlin Science Week program can be found here. Registration is welcome.