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Long Night of Science: climate researchers, computer experts, waffle bakers

06/13/2016 - The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research opened its doors to the public last Saturday at the Long Night of the Sciences. Dozens of volunteers committed themselves to this purpose - ice researchers for a kids presentation, computer experts to present the new high capacity computer, but also scientists and other employees who prepared excellent waffles. About 29.000 interested guests visited the 70 participating scientific institutions in Berlin and at Potsdam´s Telegrafenberg, about a thousand more than last year.
Long Night of Science: climate researchers, computer experts, waffle bakers

A scientist explains a computer simulation of changes of the ice at the Antarctic continent. (Photo: PIK)

The reading of "Alice, the Zeta cat and climate change" attracted a lot of interest - it is a fairy tale for adults that gives insights into methods and findings of climate research in a quite extraordinary manner. The comprehensive photo exhibition of and at the "house in the woods", PIK´s new research building, also drew a lot of visitors. Like every year, there were also computer simulations, guided tours to PIK´s "weather kitchen" and presentations, for example on a possible weakening of the gulf stream, CO2 on your plate or climate policy after the negotiations in Paris.

 

Weblink to the "Long Night of Science" (in German only): http://www.langenachtderwissenschaften.de/

Weblink to "Alice, the Zeta cat and Climate Change": https://www.pik-potsdam.de/news/press-releases/201calice-the-zeta-cat-and-climate-change201d-a-fairytale-about-the-truth?set_language=en

Weblink to the "house in the woods": https://www.pik-potsdam.de/services/infodesk/telegraphenberg/forschungsneubau/forschungsneubau-en?set_language=en

Weblink to the "weather factory": https://www.pik-potsdam.de/services/infodesk/weather_factory/weather_factory?set_language=en

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