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Blick vom Foyer in den Sauriersaal des Museums für Naturkunde
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The 7th Berlin Science Week from 1 - 10 November 2022 will provide inspiring insights into current research and innovations in science with 200 events and top-class international participants. On 4 and 5 November, the Berlin Science Week CAMPUS at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin and the neighbouring Humboldt-Universität Berlin invites you to exciting programme highlights on site. With the first-ever focus "Paradigm Shift. Co-Creating a Sustainable Now!", CAMPUS will focus on multi-perspective approaches to sustainability.

Climate and energy crises, threats to food security, sustainability as a social model: What role do science and technology play in overcoming these acute challenges? What knowledge do we need to act more responsibly and implement decisive solutions technically, economically and socially?

With the first-ever focus "Paradigm Shift. Co-Creating a Sustainable Now!", CAMPUS is focusing on multi-perspective approaches to sustainability. The experimental lab CollActive Materials of the Berlin University Alliance and the speculative designer Emilia Tikka will explore the future of nature-inspired materials in a workshop. Furthermore, "Zurich meets Berlin", an initiative of the city and canton of Zurich, presents many fascinating topics, exhibits and interactions on the campuses.

In the panel discussion "Water as an elixir of life in the biodiversity and climate crisis", Johannes Vogel, Director General of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Paul R. Seger, Swiss Ambassador, and other experts from Berlin and Zurich will discuss adaptation solutions for major cities and their surrounding areas.

"The diversity of nature is essential for human life. This applies to our nutrition, medicine and our physical and mental well-being. Biodiversity is equally indispensable for coping with the multiple threats of climate change. Nature-based solutions are the key to the door to the planetary future. This key can only be shaped by people of diverse origins. Events like the Berlin Science Week help to actively engage in conversation with more people about this," says Johannes Vogel, Director General of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin.

Further highlights of Berlin Science Week

Awarding of the Marthe Vogt Prize

2 November will be dedicated to outstanding young female scientists. The best among them will be awarded the Marthe Vogt Prize for excellent young science. The researcher Ahana Fernandez from the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin receives the prize for her outstanding research on the communication and behaviour of bats. The biologist found her research subjects in Central America: great sac-winged bats (Saccopteryx bilineata). The bat babies babble like human babies, the researcher discovered. "If I were studying humans, they would say I'm looking at how language develops," Ahana Fernandez said.

Falling Walls Science Summit

From 7 to 9 November, the Falling Walls Science Summit will present international scientific breakthroughs in Berlin. Among the speakers are Nobel Laureate Benjamin List (Max Planck Institute for Coal Research), Fields Medal winner Maryna Viazovska (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), John Jumper (DeepMind), Jeyhan Kartaltepe (Rochester Institute of Technology) and Shankar Bamasubramanian (University of Cambridge).

Berlin Science Week is a 10-day international festival that brings together the world's most innovative scientific organisations in Berlin and online to celebrate science and facilitate an open and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and knowledge. With thousands of participants, it is one of the largest science events and takes place annually from 1 to 10 November.

All highlights of Berlin Science Week 2022

Registration for the individual events is via the programme page directly with the respective organisations.

Participating organisations of the Berlin Science Week include the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Berlin University Alliance, IASS Potsdam, Climate Change Center, Jedi Foundation, Max Planck Society, Science Media Center, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Futurium, Einstein Foundation, Zeiss Large Planetarium, Leopoldina Center for Science Research, SpringerNature - and many more.

Berlin Science Week CAMPUS (4. - 5. November)
Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
Invalidenstraße 43, 10115 Berlin
Free ticket registrierung

Berlin Science Week is organised with the support of the Senate Department for Science, Health, Care and Equality and Berlin Partner for Business and Technology. Coordination is provided by the non-profit Falling Walls Foundation.