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More extreme than good: What climate change has to do with pandemics and environmental protection with culture


THESys Director Jörg Niewöhner and Prof. Christian Drosten from the Charité were featured on the the rbb podcast Talking Science. It was part of a special live-recording at the World Health Summit and discussed the connection between the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, the intersection of virology and transformation research and the importance of science communication.

Chemistry in context: New social science fields are exploring how chemists and chemicals affect society


The popular Chemistry World featured THESys Member Gretchen Bakke’s 2013 study on lubricants and lubrication which traces the history- starting with the trade in whale fat, which was superseded by the development of petroleum jelly in the 1860s. The article explores how chemists and chemicals affect society, for instance the emerging subfield of chemo ethnography.

Three Questions for Communicator-Prize Winner Robert Arlinghaus


THESys Member Robert Arlinghaus was featured on the Humboldt University’s  Drei Fragen, Drei Antworten Series. In the interview Arlinhouse explaines the significance of winning the German Communicator Prize from the German Science Foundation (DFG) and the Stifterverband. When asked what made it possible to focus on science communication, he outlines key points including government funding, as well as institutional support from the Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institute for Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences and IRI THESYS.

Es macht mich traurig, wie dumm wir sind


THESys Member Christoph Schneider was interviewed by Sophia Schirmer for Zeit Campus. In the interview, Christoph talks about Scientists for Future and the everlasting wait for societal and political transformations in light of climate change.

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