Special events


Public evening lecture

Prof. Dr. Harald Lesch

"How are the elements created? A cosmic walk"

Monday, August 30, 2021
17:30 - 18:15

Science journalist and astrophysicist Professor Dr. Harald Lesch invites you on an exciting journey into the world of science. He deals with the question: Where do the atoms of the chemical elements actually come from, on which we stand, which we breathe, with which we live and which give us energy ?

The public evening lecture is open to all interested and is not bound to a participation of the WiFo.


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Panel Discussion "Perspectives for a Green Future" 

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
10:50 - 12:50

The panel discussion "Perspectives for a Green Future" expands the perspectives of the preceding plenary symposium. The event will be moderated by Friedrich Barth, one of the managing directors of the Global Entrepreneurship Center. Representatives from neighbouring countries, from industry, the sciences and the European Parliament will give their respective perspectives on our complex reality and discuss possible solutions on what contributions chemistry can make to a green future in Germany and Europe. The conference participants are invited to actively participate in the panel discussion with the help of the various interaction possibilities of the virtual platform. If there is interest in the audience, individual topics can be discussed further afterwards.

Analysing data

NFDI4Chem – Chemistry Consortium in the NFDI

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
10:50 - 12:50 and 14:10 - 15:30

The NFDI4Chem consortium consists of dedicated data producers and users from university and non-university research, infrastructure institutions and learned societies like the German Chemical Society (GDCh), Bunsen Society and the German Pharmaceutical Society. NFDI4Chem is collaborating closely with thematically related consortia: NFDI4Cat, FairMat, DAPHNE4NFDI, and NFDIMatWerk. Participants will learn about the different chemistry related consortia and discuss how they all together can pave the way for the establishment of commonly accepted standards in RDM. A Workshop will show latest developments and best practice examples in using electronic laboratory notebooks (ELNs).