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Leibniz President Kleiner visits PIK

01/27/2016 - The president of Leibniz Association, Matthias Kleiner, visited the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) for an exchange on current projects and developments. Among other topics the focus of the meetings was also on research strategies. Kleiner met with PIK Director Hans Joachim Schellnhuber as well as with the Chairs of PIK’s four research domains.
Leibniz President Kleiner visits PIK

Leibniz President Kleiner in discussion with young scientists at PIK. Photo: PIK

The daily work routines of young scientists were discussed by Kleiner and young researchers – from PhD-students to Junior-Professors. Furthermore he toured the new and highly innovative PIK research building with PIK’s new supercomputer integrated in the basement. The high-performance computer allows PIK to run six to nine times more simulations compared to the previously installed system – allowing for experiments like in a laboratory, but with data.

The Leibniz Association connects 88 independent research institutions that range in focus from the natural, engineering and environmental sciences via economics, spatial and social sciences to the humanities. Among them are well-known institutes like the German institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), the Berlin Social Science Center WZB or the Senckenberg Research Institutes and Natural History Museums. On the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the death of the polymath Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, the Leibniz Association hosts a special year: Themed “the best of all possible worlds” the Association celebrates the diversity of their member institutes with special events and exhibitions. 

 

Link to the Leibniz Associationhttp://www.leibniz-gemeinschaft.de/start/

Link to Leibniz-Year 2016: http://www.bestewelten.de/leibniz-jahr-2016/

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