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Increasing impact: how to communicate science to non-expert audiences

Dr. Tobias Maier, National Institute for Science Communication (NaWiK)

Keynote

Description

Online media offer unprecedented opportunities for scientists to actively participate in the public discourse about science. But why should scientists communicate anyway? What are the principles of good science communication? And how can you personally benefit from communicating science to audiences beyond your peers?

Biography

Tobias Maier is a science communication professional with a PhD in biochemistry and a ten-year track record in academic research. He is the Deputy Director at the National Institute for Science Communication (NaWik) and head of content. Tobias is passionate about empowering scientists to better represent themselves, their research and the culture of science in public debate. He writes a popular science blog in German called WeiterGen.

Day & Time: Day 1, Thursday 7th, 9:15-10:30

Philosophy of science

Prof. Dr. Axel Gelfert , Institute of History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Literature, Technische Universität Berlin

Lecture

Description
This lecture aims to make explicit the various (and competing) philosophical assumptions that tacitly underlie scientific research. After all, without some working conception of what should count as evidence, what makes something a good theory, and how we should assess its successes and failures, science could not be functioning. Yet, there is often little time for researchers to systematically review these assumptions. Rather than thinking of philosophy as a fixed set of positions and debates, we will look at recurring themes and conceptual tools that can help better make sense of how science advances through controversies and the complex interplay of consensus and dissent.

Biography
Axel is a physicist-turned-philosopher of science and currently Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at Technische Universität Berlin, where he heads the Institute of History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Literature. Much of his work focuses on the question of how our knowledge practices influence conceptions of knowledge, justification, and responsibility. He is the author of two monographs (A Critical Introduction to Testimony, Bloomsbury 2014; How to Do Science With Models, Springer 2016) and has also published extensively on the epistemology of fake news (e.g., "Fake News: A Definition", 2018). 

Day & Time: Day 1, Thursday 7th, 13:15-14:30

How can science be more credible? Biased research and fake news

Panel Discussion

Moderator

Dr. Ulf Tölch, Berlin Institute of Health

Panelists

Prof. Dr. Axel Gelfert,  Technische Universität Berlin

Dr. Sonia Boender, Robert Koch Institute

Sophia Crüwell, University of Cambridge

 

Dr. Sonia Boender, Robert Koch Institute

Biography:

Sonia Boender is a health scientist and field epidemiologist, working at the Robert Koch Institute, at the Surveillance Unit of the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology. Sonia’s work experience includes infectious disease monitoring and surveillance, applied public health research, and outbreak investigation, on local, national and international level (incl ECDC and WHO). Furthermore, she’s an advocate for science communication, and recently completed the WHO Infodemic Manager training.

Sophia Crüwell, University of Cambridge

Biography:

Sophia is a PhD student in Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge, working on conceptual issues surrounding the replication crisis in psychology. She also works on empirical meta-research projects with the meta-research innovation centre in Berlin (METRIC-Berlin). Together with Amy Orben and Sam Parsons, Sophia started the journal club initiative ReproducibiliTea, and she is still involved in the global ReproducibiliTea steering committee.

Day & Time: Day 1, Thursday 7th, 16:20-17:20

Prof. Nicole Grobert

Keynote

Science Plus: there’s more to science than research - The joy and challenges of talking science to policymakers

Biohraphy:

Prof Dr Nicole Grobert is Professor of Nanomaterials and Associate Head of Department (Research) at the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford, UK. She is a Royal Society Industry Fellow at Williams Advanced Engineering, Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford and visiting professor at the Bio-Nano Electronics Research Centre at Tokyo University, Japan.

Day & Time:  Day 2, Friday 8th, 9:15-10:30

From the lab to the newsroom: Transitioning to science journalism

Diana Kwon

Lecture

During this session, I’ll be sharing my journey from academia to journalism. You’ll get a peek into the day-to-day life of a freelance science writer, as well as some tips about how to make the pivot as painless as possible. There will also some hands-on exercises that will teach you the basics of how to construct a science story for the public in an accurate and accessible way.

Biography

Diana is a Canadian science journalist based in Berlin, Germany. She covers the life sciences, health, and academic life. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Scientific American, Nature, The Scientist, and Quanta. You can find her on Twitter @DianaMKwon

Day & Time: Day 2, Friday 8th, 13:15-14:30

Does great responsibility come with great power? Research and responsibility

Panel Discussion

Moderator

Dr. Tracey Weissgerber, Berlin Institute of Health

Panelists

Prof. Dr. Annette Leßmöllmann, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie

Dr. Heidi Seibold, Johner Institut

Dr. Andreas Scheu, University of Münster

 

Dr. Tracey Weissgerber, Berlin Institute of Health

Dr. Tracey Weissgerber is a meta-researcher at the BIH QUEST Center for Responsible Research (Berlin Institute of Health at Charité). Her research focuses on improving data visualization, transparency, rigor and reproducibility in scientific publications and has contributed to policy changes in many journals. Her team also develops automated screening tools to detect common problems in preprints and published papers.

Prof. Dr. Annette Leßmöllmann,  Karlsruher Institut für Technologie

Prof. Dr. Annette Leßmöllmann holds a chair of science communication and linguistics at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Being a linguist by training, her current research focusses on analyzing public actors and debates on, i.e., AI and public health. She is Dean of Studies for the BA and MA programmes “Science – Media – Communication” at KIT, co-editor of wissenschaftskommunikation.de and member of the broadcasting council of Deutschlandradio. 

Dr. Heidi Seibold, Johner Institut

Biography:

Dr. Heidi Seibold is Research and Education Ambassador at Johner Institut. She cares about good quality research and loves Open Science and research software engineering. She is very excited about her new podcast called “>reboot academia” (https://www.johner-Institut.de/podcast/reboot-academia/) and if you want to know more about her, Twitter is a good source (https://twitter.com/HeidiBaya).

Dr. Andreas Scheu, University of Münster

Biography:

PD Dr. Andreas M. Scheu is senior researcher (Akademischer Oberrat) at the Department of Communication at the University of Münster, speaker of the Science Communication Section of the German Communication Association (DFG) and editor of the journal Studies in Communication and Media. His research focuses on interrelations between science and media, the mediatization of science and science communication.

Day & Time: Day 2, Friday 8th, 14:45-15:45