KIT Science Week 2023: Shaping a sustainable future together!

10. October 2023 — 15. October 2023

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From October 10 to 15, everything at KIT will revolve around the topic of sustainability and climate protection. Internationally renowned scientists will exchange information on the latest developments and exciting research approaches, also with the participation of citizens interested in science, students, and a colorful program for children. In addition to lectures, panel discussions and workshops, the popular guided tours through open laboratories will be offered again.

How does science contribute to a sustainable society? This topic will be discussed at the opening on October 10 at 7:15 p.m. in the AUDIMAX of KIT by, among others, Federal Minister of Education and Research, Bettina Stark-Watzinger, and Karlsruhe Lord Mayor Dr. Frank Mentrup.
“We have opportunities and can make a difference together. But time is pressing.” This is the opinion of Professor Antje Boetius, Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) Helmholtz centre for polar and marine research, which she will talk about in her keynote address “Humans and our fellow world – what keeps us together?”.

The central panel discussion of the Science Week will take place on October 12 in the Tollhaus Karlsruhe, which, like the introductory event, can also be followed in the livestream. Well-known participants, such as the best-selling author and consultant for racism criticism Tupoka Ogette, who in her keynote address will focus on those who are already severely affected by climate change, will talk about the topic “Global rethinking: Innovations for Greater Climate Justice.”

Climate protection affects us all. The “dialog for citizens” offers the opportunity to actively participate. What if I were rewarded for every climate protection measure in everyday life? What could such added value look like and would this be desirable for our coexistence? These questions will be explored at TRIANGEL on Kronenplatz. Registration is required for participation.

Science in a different way will be presented on Friday, October 13, with the “Climate Slam”. In short, fast and always surprising presentations, scientists from all over Germany will compete against each other and inspire the audience with their research. The competition is short and crisp, and of course it is not only about scientific correctness, but also about the entertainment factor. The winning scientists and of course the visitors can celebrate directly afterwards in the Tollhaus Karlsruhe at the afterparty featuring DAS DING with bar and two floors with techno tunes by DJ Arletka and the DASDING Partybash.

Further information here.