Have a pint with your local scientist

Pint of Science comes to Tübingen with three pub events

  • Join your local events to hear a total of nine talks from research fields like the human mind, nature & planet earth or tech & society.
  • The event comes at a small admission fee of 2.50€. More information can be found at https://pintofscience.de/events/tuebingen.

A total of eleven researchers from Tübingen research institutions such as the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, the University of Tübingen, the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics or the Max Planck Institute for Biology will be speaking in three pubs across the city from 13 through 15 May 2024. Attendees will enjoy an exciting selection of talks, such as: ‚Algorithms and applicants – how is AI transforming job applications?‘, ‚Icy worlds in geophysics – exploring the secrets of the Antarctic Ice Sheet‘ or ‚The science of falling asleep‘. You will be able to talk to the researchers directly in a relaxed atmosphere, discuss your questions with them and take part in a pub quiz.

The three events in detail

  • Monday, May 13, at Freistil, Wöhrdstr. 15, 72072 Tübingen:
    The Human Mind
    • ‘Your circadian clock and you’, with Prof. Dr. Manuel Spitschan, Professor at TUM School of Medicine and Health (Munich) and Research Group Leader at the MPI for Biological Cybernetics (Tübingen)
    • ‘The science of falling asleep’, with Dr. Svenja Brodt, Research Group Leader at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biological Cybernetics
    • ‘Challenging the Default: Advancing Women's Mental Health Research’, with Dr. Ann-Christin Kimmig, Postdoc at Universitätsklinikum Tübingen
    • More details: https://pintofscience.de/event/the-human-mind
  • Tuesday, May 14, at Café Haag, Vor dem Haagtor 1, 72070 Tübingen:
    Nature & Planet Earth
    • ‘Icy worlds in geophysics -- exploring the secrets of the Antarctic Ice Sheet’, with Dr. Rebecca Schlegel (University of Tübingen, Glaciology & Geophysics), and Prof. Dr. Reinhard Drews (Professor at University of Tübingen, Glaciology & Geophysics )
    • ‘What seaweeds can tell us about evolution and the origin of genes’, with Dr. Josué Barrera, Postdoc at Max-Planck-Institute for Biology
    • ‘Listening to the brain’, with Dr. Florian Alexander Dehmelt, Postdoc at Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience
    • More details: https://pintofscience.de/event/nature-and-planet-earth
  • Wednesday, May 15, at Unckel, Wilhelmstr. 17, 72072 Tübingen
    Tech & Society
    • ‘The science of connections: exploring social dynamics and optimizing urban transportation through networks’, with Dr. Caterina De Bacco, Independent Research Group Leader at Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
    • ‘Algorithms and applicants -- how is AI transforming job applications?’, with Dr. Lou Therese Brandner, Postdoc at the International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (University of Tübingen)
    • ‘The AI may be more useful than the professor: Implications of generative AI for studying and research at the University of Tübingen’, with Dr. Lukas Griessl (Postdoc at Ludwig Uhland Institute of Historical and Cultural Anthropology), and Prof. Dr. Christoph Bareither (Professor, Cultural Anthropology and Digital Anthropology and Director of the Ludwig Uhland Institute of Historical and Cultural Anthropology), both University of Tübingen
    • More details: https://pintofscience.de/event/tech-and-society
  • All events have doors open at 6 p.m. and start at 6:30 p.m.

The international, three-day long Pint of Science festival will see thousands of scientists simultaneously standing up and telling the public about their research in over 400 cities in 25 countries across all continents. Founded in 2012 by two UK researchers, the volunteer-run festival brings a unique line-up of talks, demonstrations and live experiments to the nation’s favorite locals.

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