Panel Discussion: doc.schools meet science communication

Dienstag, 22. März 2022 16:30

Ort: ESI, Boltzmanngasse 9, 1090 Wien

Students from the VDSP and the Vienna School of Mathematics invite to join the panel discussiondoc.schools meet science communication” where these and similar questions will be tackled:

  • How can a consumer distinguish “communicated science” from fake news?
  • How much can you simplify science communication without lying?
  • Does science communication need to be sensational?
  • Does real science always have to be educational?
  • Is real science boring?

The panelists will be:

  • Michael Drmota, TU Vienna
    Professor for Discrete Mathematics at the Institute of Discrete Mathematics and Geometry, member of TUForMath, a forum promoting the influence of Mathematics to a broad audience, where he is responsible for science and overall coordination.
  • Jeanette Gehlert, Mandelbrot Talks
    Physics student working in materials science research and the host of the "Mandelbrot Talks" podcast, where she holds feature-length interviews with scientists from various fields to let broader audience learn about their work
  • Karim Saad, ClassNinjas
    Founder of the mathematical e-learning app “ClassNinjas”, working in the tech and media industry for more than 15 years including activities for Red Bull and ORF.
  • Tanja Traxler, derStandard
    Head of the science department for the daily paper “derStandard”, graduated in Physics at the University of Vienna and author of award-winning popular scientific books.

Moderated by Florian Aigner, TU Vienna alumnus in Physics, scientific editor at TU Vienna, columnist for the daily paper “Kurier” and free-lance journalist.

Registration deadline is 15 March.

Registrations for this in-person event will be treated on a "First come, First Served" basis with priority given to first year PhD students. Currently the 3G rule as well as an FFP2 mask requirement is in place. Depending on the number of registrations, we may also stream the event.

Please find all further details as well as the registration form on the event's website.


ESI, Boltzmanngasse 9, 1090 Wien

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