Fact or Fake - Science Explained

Which facts are alternative? Why do they exist at all? What do populism and science have to do with it? What is it to me?

These and other questions are the focus of the lecture series entitled "Fact or Fake - Science Explained" (formerly "Science and Alternative Facts"). Scientists from various disciplines will present their current research in a generally understandable way in 30-minute talks. The focus is on current controversial topics that we all encounter daily and that accordingly are also of relevance to everyone.

The special feature: They give first-hand insight into their scientific working methods, the complex path to a "fact" or how a topic can become controversial. After the lectures there is room for open discussion, questions to the lecturers and own thoughts.

 

There will be an eighth edition of the lecture series in the summer semester of 2021. Each event starts at 6:30 pm and ends around 8:30 pm. The program:

29.04.2021 Ausbreitung von COVID-19 und Strategien der Eindämmung
(Dr. Viola Priesemann, Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation Göttingen)
Video

27.05.2021 Internationale Handelspolitik: Crash zwischen Wahrnehmung und Realität
(Prof. Gabriel Felbermayr, Präsident des Institutes für Weltwirtschaft, Kiel)
Video

10.06.2021 Wahrscheinlich richtig? Ein stochastischer Blick in die Medien
(Prof. Sören Christensen, Mathematisches Seminar, CAU Kiel)
Video

24.06.2021 Grünes GRÖNLAND?
(Dr. Janin Schaffer, AWI Alfred Wegener Institut, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Bremerhaven)
Lecture slides

08.07.2021 Daten und KI: Wie Maschinen richtig funktionieren und doch falsch liegen können
(Prof. Dirk Nowotka, Institut für Informatik, CAU Kiel)

 

The lecture series will be held as a video conference using the software “Zoom". The access link is available here.
Please note that the lecture series will be held in German.

Program, Press release

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Contact:

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Michael Bonitz
Institute for Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics
Phone: 0431 880-4122
Email: bonitz@theo-physik.uni-kiel.de
Homepage of Prof. Michael Bonitz

 

Organizing Team:

Hanna Campen (Doctoral researcher at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel)
Tobias Hahn (Doctoral researcher at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel)
Lukas Deuchler (Doctoral researcher at the Institute for Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics)
Dr. Patrick Ludwig (Postdoc at the Institute for Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics)
Monja Gronenberg (Doctoral researcher at the Institute for Material Sciences)
Dr. Hendrik Böhnke (Postdoc at the Institute of Physical Chemistry)
Katharina Fließbach (Doctoral researcher at the Research and Technology Centre, West Coast)


Alumni:
Jannes Klee (Doctoral researcher at the Institute for Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics)
Johanna Ira Blase (Doctoral researcher at the Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology)
Dr. Elisa Rosati (Postdoc at the Institute for Clinical Molecular Biology of the UKSH)

 

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