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Science is changing our world: It captures our imagination but also raises many questions. My life as a science journalist constantly moves between the spheres of science, media and the general public. I bring these worlds together – by writing, by moderating and by counseling. I work with editorial offices, with scientists and science organizations, and with companies.

And it will be a pleasure to work with you.

News

April 23, 2018
Science Journalism in Germany

Lecture and discussion on the development and current situation of German science journalism. Event at the Goethe-Institut Berlin for Egyptian journalists coming to Germany following an invitation of the Goethe-Institut Cairo.

24 April 2018
Book Premiere “America on the Couch”

Panel discussion with the US psychiatrist Allen Frances, whose analysis of the Trump Age was recently published in German, followed by a discussion with the audience. The event takes place in the Kulturbrauerei (Maschinenhaus), Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin.

26 April 2018
Quality Criteria and Appointments in the Engineering Sciences

In Berlin I will moderate the closing event with discussion on a project of the German Academy of Science and Engineering acatech. The focus is on recommendations to strengthen the exchange between science and industry.

25 May 2018
TechnikRadar – What Germans think about technology

I will moderate the presentation of the results and discussion of a new survey study on attitudes and wishes, hopes and fears among the population regarding new technologies. Organisers are the German Academy of Engineering Sciences acatech and the Körber Foundation. Place: Berlin, Humboldt-Carré, Behrenstrasse 42, 10117 Berlin

June 13, 2018
Hildegard-Hamm-Brücher-Förderpreis for democracy learning and experience

I will moderate the award ceremony for the chairman of the EKD, Dr. Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, and two school projects from the competition “Demokratisch handeln – Gesagt. Getan 2017” at KörberForum Hamburg, Kehrwieder 12, 20457 Hamburg.

New texts

… from the Big Bang to child-raising: this is the program of Urania Berlin and this is what the interview with its long-standing director Dr. Ulrich Bleyer is about. For more than twenty years, the physicist has headed this traditional popular science institution. In an interview, he talks about his life as a researcher in the GDR, the preferences of Urania audiences, encounters with Nobel Prize winners and Berlin’s new science scene.

… “Trump isn’t crazy, we are,” says US psychiatrist Allen Frances in an interview. The renowned expert has just published a book entitled “America on the Couch”, in which he turns against remote diagnoses and analyses the mad ideas of his compatriots. On his reading tour in Europe, Frances also comes to Berlin on 24 April (see above).

…. the current issue of “Humboldt Kosmos” deals with the nutrition of the future. I write about artificial meat, insect cuisine and skyscraper farms, nutritional myths and what young researchers from other countries think about German food culture. E-Paper: English Version / German Version

… about the chances of an aging society, dance approaches to age and hundred year olds as film heroes on www.altern-in-deutschland.de

… about future prospects of our youngest, two-child families and parents on the smartphone on www.zukunft-mit-kindern.eu

Award

Humboldt Kosmos “, the magazine of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, received two awards. Issue 103 (editorial office: Georg Scholl / Lilo Berg) was awarded in the Best of Corporate Publishing competition as well as in the efficiency competition of the communications industry “Fox Awards”. The jury’s decision was based on journalistic quality, overall concept and cross-media interdependence.