VISIONS IN SCIENCE VII
Science & Society
October 5-7, 2018, Berlin

A PhDNet organised interdisciplinary conference from the Max Planck Society aimed at
exploring the intersections between science and society.

Science Slam

Concept



"Visions in Science" is the annual interdisciplinary Scientific Event organized by members of the Max Planck PhDnet, the communication network for PhD Students of the Max Planck Society. The conference is open to all Junior Scientists of the Max Planck Society, as well as of other university and non-university institutions.

Our aim is to foster exchange, collaboration and inspiration and encourage visionary thinking, which is essential for ground-breaking research. By inviting leading scientists and innovative companies, we create a stimulating atmosphere where young researchers can network, discuss their visionary ideas and start a dialogue about the future of science.

We identify "Visions" as a deep source of motivation which can trigger inspiration and change. "Visions in Science" is a conference which provides room to think beyond our individual scientific expertise by supporting cross-disciplinary exchange. It is an opportunity to connect curious minds that care about the future, to promote mutual understand and to allow new visions to emerge.

Previous ViS conferences

Science and Society

The 2018 Visions In Science conference will have a special focus on the interplay between science and society. The recent political outlook towards science is becoming increasingly hostile. The growing skepticism among the general populace towards science is equally worrying. With the veracity of well proven scientific facts and methods being questioned, it is of paramount importance that we initiate dialogue among the scientific community.

We, the doctoral researchers at the Max Plank Society, believe that the solution lies in open communication and bridging the divide between science and society. It is only by sharing knowledge and new perspectives can we change the way society percieves science. It is necessary that we look inwards and promote objective, unbiased critical thinking among the scientific community and subsequently the general public. It is with this intent that we are organizing a conference that brings together leading scientists from diverse fields and seeks answers and possible solutions to remedy the current situation.

In this conference, we aim to present science in a way that is accessible to not just relevant experts but to a broader audience from diverse backgrounds, in a way that it facilitates dialogue. We additionally intend to explore how despite the wide-ranging nature of today's scientific research, all forms of science affect society in direct and indirect ways.



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A panel discussion in Visions 17

SPEAKERS

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Jeremy Baumberg Research Ecosystem

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Bettina Hitzer Human Emotions

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Miho Janvier Sun Storms

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Ralf Kuhn Medicine

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Peter Spierenburg History of Violence

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Sebastian Sonntag Climate Engineering

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Stephane Van Damme History of Science

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Pascal Vrticka Social Neuroscience

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Ipke Wachsmuth Artificial Intelligence

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Alexandre Quintanilha Scientist/Poltician



SCIENCE COMMUNICATION PANEL

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Miho Janvier Science Outreach

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Stephan Russ-Mohl Science Journalism

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Philipp Schroegel Science Communication Research

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Bart Verberck Nature Magazine

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Tobias Maier NaWik



ETHICS OF INNOVATION PANEL

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Dietmar Harhoff Innovation

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Ipke Wachsmuth Artificial Intelligence

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Franziska Boerner Bundestag

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Wolfgang Troeger Max-Planck-Innovation




PROGRAM



Career Fair

Opening Remarks

Organizing Committee

Alexandre Quintanilha

Science and Society

Ralf Kuhn

CRISPR and its Impact on Society

Dinner

Open Science Discussion

Bettina Hitzer

History of Emotions

Sebastian Sonntag

Climate Engineering

Coffee Break

Pieter Spierenburg

Violence: A historical perspective

Poster Session

Lunch

Ipke Wachsmuth

The Digital Revolution

Coffee Break

Panel: Ethics of Innovation

Coffee Break

Jeremy Baumberg

The secret life of science

General Discussion

Dinner

Open Scientific Discussion

Pascal Vrticka

Social neuroscience

Miho Janvier

Visions of our Sun

Coffee Break

Stephane van Damme

History of Science

Maaike Pols

Peer Reviwed Video Publishing

Lunch

Science Communication Panel

Science Slam

Farewell Message

CAREER FAIR



The Max Planck Career fair is a unique opportunity for you to inform yourself about career opportunities outside of the academic world. It offers the chance to meet recruiters from various companies and learn about your possible future job profile. You can even bring your résumé to boost your application for an internship or a job. While talking to the recruiters, you can promote your skills and interests. Career paths of which you never thought before might be revealed to you - do not miss it!

The career fair is held anually in conjunction with the Visions in Science Conference. For more on Career Fair '18 visit :
Link: Career Fair 2018
Write to us at career@phdnet.de

THE VENUE




The Harnack House is located in the center of the “German Oxford” in Berlin, which is characterized by excellent scientific institutions. Established in 1929 as guest house and conference venue of the Kaiser Wilhelm Society in Berlin-Dahlem, it distinguished itself, particularly in the early years, quickly as an international scientific club. It hosted prominent scientists, artists, politicians and industrialists and was place of important political and public events. After its return to the Max Planck Society through the U.S. armed forces, that used the house as an officer’s mess until 1994, it is since 2000 the conference venue of the Max Planck Society.

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Harnack Haus Hahn Lecture Hall
Photo Credit: Amac Garbe

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Harnack Haus Terrace
Photo Credit: Gesine Born



REGISTRATION



The Registration for Visions in Science has been temporarily closed as we have already been overbooked. You can still register for the Career Fair.




Accomodation

Harnack Haus
50 Euro/bed in a shared double-bed room.
70 Euro/bed in a single bed room.
To book a room at the Harnack Haus please write to info@harnackhaus-berlin.mpg.de. Visions in Science will not cover your accomodation/travel expenses. You may choose to stay outside the Harnack haus at your preferred hotel.

CONTACT US

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Want to know more about Vis'18- Science and Society ? Write to us at scientific.event@phdnet.de

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Alexander a.filippi@mpic.de

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Mayukh panja@mps.mpg.de

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Marilyn mscruces@mpifr-bonn.mpg.de

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Salvador
salvador.ramirez-acosta@mpsd.mpg.de

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Bruna b.holanda@mpic.de

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Maria kozhevnikova@eth.mpg.de