Science night: Thousands of visitors on telegraph hill

05/14/2014 - Once again the Long Night of the Sciences attracted thousands to visit telegraph hill. Until midnight all institutes of the Albert Einstein science park opened their doors for interested guests. Talks, experiments, guided tours: The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research presented itself with a varied program for visitors of all ages.
Science night: Thousands of visitors on telegraph hill
Climate talks in the Cupola of Michelson building. Photo: PIK

From the sun’s influence on our climate to the transformation of our energy system – cutting edge climate science was presented in talks by popular climate scientists Friedrich-Wilhelm Gerstengarbe, Stefan Rahmstorf, Georg Feulner und Brigitte Knopf in the historic Michelson building. Moreover, computer simulations like the LPJ model, analysing the global terrestrial carbon cycles and the response of carbon and vegetation patterns under climate change, and a visualisation of the interactions between ocean and ice in Antarctica offered many an opportunity to get in touch with climate scientists.

Open online projects like the wiki on global economic flows and climate change as well as on impact research for different sectors on a local scale in Germany were presented at the "Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften" by experts. Upcoming young scientists among the visitors had the opportunity to go on an children's expedition to Antarctica or experiment ocean circulation with ice and ink. Extreme weather events or the famous balloon flight of legendary German meteorologist Reinhard Süring were presentend in the “weather factory”, PIK’s small education and information centre.


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