From caves to soy schnitzel: PIK at Long Night of Science 2023

06/05/2023 - Lectures, information booths, hands-on experiments: Interested visitors can find out how stalactite caves and soy schnitzel are connected to the climate at this year's Long Night of Science on June 17, 2023 at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). Researchers at the institute will be answering questions about the energy transition and climate neutrality, climate impacts in Germany, stalactites as climate archives, and what role nutrition will play in the future, among other things. They also invite you to learn more about their research.
From caves to soy schnitzel: PIK at Long Night of Science 2023

When? The Long Night of Sciences begins at five p.m.

Where? At PIK in and around the Michelsonhaus (A31) on the Telegrafenberg.

The lectures will be held in German language, but since most scientists are fluent in English the information booths and experiments can be explained in English according to demand.

from five p.m. information booths with researchers in the rotunda:

  • Caves - treasure troves of (climate) science
  • Internet platform climate consequences in Germany
  • Copernicus Project Ariadne: The red thread through the energy transition
  • How do we organize the food of the future? The Food System Economics Commission introduces itself


  • 5-8 p.m.: How do ocean currents form? An experiment for children
  • 6-10 p.m.: The famous Michelson experiment (East Tower, entrance outside at A31)

Climate Change Challenge - Lectures in the Great Dome:

  • 5.30 p.m.: Children's lecture with Georg Feulner: Warum sind die Dinos ausgestorben?
  • 6.30 p.m.: Claudia Huneke: Mit Sojaschnitzel die Welt retten - was gesund für dich ist, hilft auch dem Planeten.
  • 7.30 p.m.: Nico Wunderling: Kippelemente des Klimasystems - Wie unser Handeln das Gleichgewicht der Erde beeinflusst.
  • 8.30 p.m.: Anders Levermann: Die Faltung der Welt - Ein Weg aus Klimakrise und Wachstumsdilemma
  • 9.30 p.m.: Frederike Bartels and Cornelia Auer: Herausforderung Energiewende - Ist Deutschland auf Kurs zur Klimaneutralität?

Delicious snacks and cool drinks will be offered around the building by Café Freundlich - from soft ice cream to pasta, quiche and salad, from grilled bratwurst to vegetarian or vegan dishes.

Further information on the program of the Long Night of Science in Berlin and Potsdam and tickets: