Public Events


On Land, in Water and through the Air: How Causal Agents of Infections Propagate Themselves

Potsdam Museum - Forum für Kunst und Geschichte, Am Alten Markt 9, 14467 Potsdam, from Nov 17, 2016 06:30 PM to Nov 17, 2016 08:00 PM
On 17 November, the Leibniz Research Association INFECTIONS'21 will present the third part of its lecture series "On Land, in Water and through the Air: How Causal Agents of Infections Propagate Themselves". Thomas Kartschall and Frank Brenner of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research will report on the topic "Climate-Related Changes for the Spread of Infectious Diseases in Germany".
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Designing Access! More Responsibility for the Cultural Heritage

Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Invalidenstr. 50-51, 10557 Berlin , from Nov 17, 2016 09:00 AM to Nov 18, 2016 05:30 PM
Digitalization offers the great opportunity to significantly facilitate access to the cultural heritage and thus makes an important contribution to the knowledge society of the future. The conference series "Design Access! - More Responsibility for the Cultural Heritage" is a contribution to the discourse on the opportunities, the obstacles, the challenges and changes of libraries, archives and museums which are linked to the digitalization and their relationship with other institutions, initiatives and economic enterprises. As a speaker of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) Prof. Dr. Fritz A. Reusswig will talk about "Innovation and Sustainability". Admission and registration are free, the event will be held in German language.
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16th Munich Science Days

Alte Kongresshalle, Theresienhöhe 15, 80339 München, from Nov 12, 2016 12:00 PM to Nov 15, 2016 09:00 PM
This year's Munich Science Days will focus on the topic "Water - Our Life's Resource" and give insight into this current and multi-faceted issue from very different points of view. More than 300 experts will show the visitors how important, but also how endangered the scarce resource of water is and bring them closer to this basic life element through information stands, lectures and workshops. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, head of the PIK, will welcome the visitors at the opening night with his lecture "Fire, Water, Air and Earth: How Mankind Disrupts the Global Dance of the Elements".
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Convention of Building Culture 2016

Schiffbauergasse 3 in 14467 Potsdam , from Nov 03, 2016 09:00 AM to Nov 05, 2016 05:00 PM
The Federal Foundation for Building Culture invites to the Convention of Building Culture 2016 in Potsdam. The convention 2016 offers the opportunity to exchange ideas with designers and representatives of the building culture from all over Germany. It has the task to guide through the public discourse on matters like how and where affordable high-quality living space can be created, how construction can be made climate-friendly and what role the public space for integration and participation plays nowadays. Prof. Dr. Fritz A. Reusswig from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and further experts will discuss the topic "Building Culture and Climate Change" which represents one of five public debates beside other activities throughout this event. The convention will be held in German language.
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LIT:potsdam - Climate. Power. Change

Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research, Telegrafenberg A31, Potsdam, from Jul 07, 2016 06:30 PM to Jul 07, 2016 08:00 PM
For the fourth summer, Potsdam's most beautiful places transform into cultural meeting points, and parks and gardens become stages for a manifold program. This July, also the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) serves as an event location within the state capital's literary festival. As its run-up, PIK-director John Schellnhuber reads from "Self-combustion", his new major book on the climate crisis, and subsequently discusses with the writer Karen Duve ("Power", 2016) about perspectives for the future of humankind. Event in German language, tickets available online.
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10 years KomPass - Climate Impacts and Adaptation

Federal Environment Agency, Dessau-Roßlau, from Jun 21, 2016 12:00 PM to Jun 21, 2016 06:00 PM
How to translate scientific knowledge about climate change impacts into adaptation strategies? The Competence Center for Climate Impacts and Adaptation (KomPass) at the German Federal Environment Agency deals with this question and celebrates its 10th anniversary now. The symposium on this occasion shall provide the possibility to exchange and network. PIK-scientist Fritz Reusswig here speaks about social perspectives of climate change adaptation and discusses with other exerts about transformative adaptation as a challenge for research and practice. Event in German language, registration is necessary.
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Food of the Future: Sustainability Challenges

Deutsches Institut für Ernährungsforschung, Potsdam-Rehbrücke, from Jun 16, 2016 04:00 PM to Jun 16, 2016 06:00 PM
Discussion. Within the yearly network event "Forum Science and Society" of the Potsdam Research Network, PIK-scientist Hermann Lotze-Campen and other experts discuss about the questions: How can we eat healthy while consuming sustainably? Which food production models are future-proof on regional and global scales? Can scientific and political impulses influence our eating habits? With following public discussion and subsequent standing reception, event in German.
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Long Night of Sciences 2016

from Jun 11, 2016 07:00 PM to Jun 12, 2016 01:00 AM
On a mild June evening, dozens of scientific institutions in Berlin and Potsdam are yearly opening their doors for the public. With interactive events, they fascinate the people for their work and current research results. The Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) is going to take part again. How does climate science work? How do the scientists succeed to glance into the future? visit us at the Telgraph Hill in Potsdam and learn, what global warming means for the world and for the region. For young and old, tickets available on-site. Event in German language.
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Conference on Climate Change, Health & Migration

French Embassy, Berlin, from Jun 10, 2016 12:00 PM to Jun 10, 2016 07:00 PM
"In the years to come, migration dynamics will change as a consequence of climate change. Natural disasters such as cyclones, floods, droughts and the rising sea level already threaten food security in some regions of the world and are a major influence in spreading vector-borne diseases." The Conference on Climate Change, Health & Migration organised by the Centre Virchow-Villermé for Public Health by the Charité Berlin and the Université de Sorbonne Paris aims to unite scientists and experts to better understand the health issues of climate migration, through a transdisciplinary approach. On this occasion, PIK-scientist Jacob Schewe speaks about climate change impacts in the 21st century to emphasize the significance of the topic. Registration is necessary.
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Night of Ideas - Impulses for the Future: Is the Gulf Stream weakening?

Maison de France, Kurfürstendamm, Berlin, from Jun 03, 2016 07:00 PM to Jun 04, 2016 03:00 AM
The Night of Ideas - a night of encounter and exchange between scientists, inventors, artists and entrepreneurs from Germany and France: "In these moved times, in which our refernce points become blurred, new utopias are awakening, as well as new fears, questions of identity emerge and the question about our future is flashing more than ever before, more intellectuals, writers, scientists ans artists deal in different ways with the topic future." PIK-scientist Stefan Rahmstorf speaks on this occasion considering a PIK-study from last year about the question: Is the Gukf Stream Weakening? Event in German language.
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Mercator Climate Lecture 2016 - The World in 2050

Technical University Berlin, Audimax, main building, Straße des 17. Juni 135, from Jun 01, 2016 06:00 PM to Jun 01, 2016 08:00 PM
Lecture with discussion. In the course of this year's Mercator Climate Lecture, Jeffrey Sachs, economist, senior UN advisor and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, will give the keynote under the heading "The World in 2050 - Towards Sustainable Development and Deep Decarbonization". The lecture will be followed by a discussion with PIK's chief economist Ottmar Edenhofer. The entrance is free, registration is necessary.
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Self-combustion at Geography Day

Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum, HU Berlin (Campus Adlershof), from May 31, 2016 06:15 PM to May 31, 2016 09:15 PM
This year's annual Geography Day by the Institute for Geography of the Humboldt-University of Berlin runs under the topic Climate Change and Migration. Fitting perfectly to the topic, PIK-director John Schellnhuber will read from Self-combustion, his major book on the climate crisis, among other speeches. Event in German, no registration necessary.
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Humanity on the move

German Pavillon, Giardini, Venice, from May 28, 2016 11:00 AM to May 28, 2016 01:00 PM
On the occasion of the biennal exhibition of architecture in Venice, the Association of German Architects organizes a matinée under the motto "Humanity on the move". This is also the title of the current flagship report of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) about the transformative power of cities. PIK-director John Schellnhuber ist co-chairman of the council and discusses with other experts about the topic within the symposium. Before, the German environment minister Barbara Hendricks speaks about integration as a challenge for cities and architecture. Event in German language, registration necessary.
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Baden-Badener Energiegespräche: "Climate, Change and Moral"

from May 24, 2016 11:30 AM to May 24, 2016 01:00 PM
Lecture. After the successful Climate Summit in Paris end of the last year, the question is emerging which consequences the negotiated contract will have for Germany and its Energiewende. With his opening lecture "Climate, Change and Moral" at the 13. Baden-Badener Energiegespräche, PIK-director Hans Joachim Schellnhuber gives an introduction into the topic. Event in German, registration is necessary.
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Online-Lecture: The Climate Change and its Consequences

from May 01, 2016 12:00 PM to Aug 01, 2016 12:00 PM
Reboot of the acclaimed online-course: leading German climate scientists explain climate change and its impacts in a free interdisciplinary Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for everyone. In five chapters with short video lectures, animations and pictures they depict the basics of climate science, climate impacts and the ensuing challenges for society. Hermann Lotze-Campen, Susanne Grossmann-Clarke and Manfred Stock from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research contribute input on the impacts of climate change in Germany and worldwide, the risks of sudden and irreversible changes and more. Free registration requested, course in German.
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Augustinum Kleinmachnow., from Apr 28, 2016 07:00 PM to Apr 28, 2016 08:00 PM
Lecture with following discussion. For more than three decades, John Schellnhuber explores humanity's problem of climate change. Account of the state of research, life story, eco-manifest: all this is his new major book on the climate crisis. In the auditorium of the Augustinum Kleinmachnow, the PIK-director presents his work and gives an insight into the state of research on climate change. The entrance is free, event in German language.
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1st Regional Climate Summit in Singen

City Hall of Singen, from Apr 28, 2016 07:00 PM to Apr 28, 2016 09:00 PM
Lecture. Under the motto "What we can do in Singen for climate protection", the city of Singen invites to the first regional climate summit in April. With his lecture "After Paris: are we getting to grips with the climate aims?", PIK-scientist Stefan Rahmstorf provides expert input about the topic. The event is in German, no regsitration necessary.
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Girls' Day 2016

Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research, Telegrafenberg A31, Potsdam, from Apr 28, 2016 09:30 AM to Apr 28, 2016 02:00 PM
In context of Girls' Day 2016, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research opens its doors for the next generation. Pupils from the age of twelve will have the chance to be fascinated for natural sciences by leading female scientists of our institute. There will be the possibility to explore Telegraphenberg, try research tools for the study of weather and climate, and ask the scientists questions about their work and profession. A registration on the website of the organizer is required, see below.
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ZukunftsTour Leipzig: Our Environment, our energy

Kongresshalle am Zoo, Leipzig, from Mar 22, 2016 02:00 PM to Mar 22, 2016 03:30 PM
Lecture. Within the Germany-wide ZukunftsTour 2015, there will be a political discussion in Leipzig about the topic: "Our environment, our energy - Saxony's contribution to a sustainable world". After official greetings by Saxony's Prime Minister Tillich and by the German Development Minister Müller, PIK-director Hans Joachim Schellnhuber will give input about climate and environment. Registration necessary, lecture in German.
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Leipzig Book Fair: Award Ceremony 2016

Leipziger Messe Fairgrounds, from Mar 17, 2016 12:00 PM to Mar 17, 2016 05:00 PM
Account of the state of research, life story, eco-manifest: all this is John Schellnhuber's new major book on the climate crisis. With "Self-Combustion", he is nominated for the prize in the categrory nonfiction at the Book-Fair Leipzig 2016. At the first day of the exihibtion between 12 and 1pm, the nominated in the category are presented, from 4pm the festive ceremony starts.
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