Helmholtz Horizons 2019

Climate Change - From Knowledge to Action

Extreme weather systems, rising sea levels, changes in ocean geo- and biochemistry, species extinction, poor air quality; the devastating impacts of climate change caused by increased levels of atmospheric CO2 are already being felt by ecosystems and societies across the planet. Now, rapid, coordinated and wide-scale action is urgently needed if complete global climate breakdown is to be avoided. But how do we move from knowledge to action?

At Helmholtz Horizons 2019 our scientists will present their innovative research and bold visions, stimulating exchange and debate to tackle the greatest challenge of our time.

Find out more on our event-website: www.helmholtz-horizons.de

These are the speakers 2019 at the Helmholtz-Horizons Symposium:

  • Richard Bamler, Director IMF at the German Aerospace Center (DLR)

  • Mi-Yong Becker, Department Center for Environmental Biotechnology at the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research - UFZ

  • Judith Hauck, Biosciences | Marine BioGeoScience at the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI)

  • Daniela Jacob, Director of the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS)

  • Hugues Lantuit, Geosciences | Permafrost Research | COPER at the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI)

  • Manuel Spannagl, Deputy Group Leader at the Plant Genome and Systems Biology, Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU)

  • André Thess, Director of the Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics , German Aerospace Center (DLR)

  • Erika von Mutius, Head for Asthma and Allergy Research, Helmholtz Zentrum München  (HMGU)

  • Peter Wasserscheid, Director and Head of Research Department, Chemical Hydrogen Storage, Forschungszentrum Jülich 

  • Eduardo Zorita, Senior Scientist, Coastal Impacts and Paleoclimate,Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

A highlight of the event will be the Helmholtz Doctoral Prize 2019, which will be awarded to our highly promising research talents. Come join us and engage in a stimulating dialog with our presenters, researchers and a broad range of representatives from science, policy and industry! More about the previous prize winners here

The Helmholtz Horizons Symposium will be held in Berlin on 6 November 2019.

Please save the date with invitations to follow in September.

Official program: 12 am - 5.30 pm

Location: FUTURIUM, Alexanderufer 2, 10117 Berlin

If you want to join the event and become part of the horizons-community write us: event(at)helmholtz.de

Find out more on our event-website: www.helmholtz-horizons.de

We look forward to welcoming you to this unique event!

Offer for your Travel: Bahn-Saver Fares

The Helmholtz-Association offers saver-fares for your fast, affordable travel to our events in Germany, including on board ICE trains.

Event-ticket (Saver-Fare)

When booking your ticket, you select a specific train (ICE, IC/EC) that you will use on the day of your journey. Your ticket is valid only for the train and on the date that are printed on it. (subject to availability):

1. class  € 79,50
2. class € 49,50  

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1. class € 99,50
2. class € 69,50

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Helmholtz Horizons 2019 is part of the event "Berlin Science Week". The BERLIN SCIENCE WEEK is an international gathering, bringing together people from the world’s most innovative scientific institutions in Berlin. It is dedicated to the dialogue between science and society to inspire a deeper understanding of our world. The Berlin Science Week fosters interdisciplinary exchange and encourages fellow participants to connect and learn from each other.

Nature is an official partner of Helmholtz Horizons. NATURE is the world's leading multidisciplinary science journal.

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Nature is the official partner of Helmholtz Horizons. It is the world's leading multidisciplinary science journal.


Berlin Science Week

Helmholtz Horizons participates in the Berlin Science Week from 1-10 November 2019.