In 2017, the Helmholtz Association received a special gift – an original manuscript of natural scientist and universal scholar Hermann von Helmholtz. History professor and Helmholtz expert David Cahan offers an initial scientific assessment of its content.
The March for Science 2018 mobilized supporters across the globe to speak up for science. Also in 19 German cities there have been demonstrations and activities for freedom of science. This year, the main focus was on the exchanges with non-scientists.
On the day of the March for Science in April scientists in many locations around the world take to the streets. Helmholtz President Otmar D. Wiestler explains why he supports the movement.
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research has initiated an open-access strategy. A discussion with the activist Christian Heise.
How can we deal sparingly with environmental resources such as water, fossil fuels, or wood? How are we supposed to manage the energy transition? Like leitmotifs – these issues crop up again and again in the daily work routine of Erik Gawel.
His CV reveals how enthusiastic Holger Hanselka is about making allegedly incompatible things compatible. No wonder that he was considered to be perfect for the position of Director of the research university in the Helmholtz Association.
In a few days, the British will decide whether or not they want to stay in the EU. What would the UK’s departure mean for science on both sides of the English Channel?
A longer life – as healthy as possible, mentally in shape and physically in top condition. Most people probably have this desire.
Communication between science and society cannot be a one-way street, opines Carsten Neßhöver. This environmental research scientist is looking for new forms of knowledge transfer.
At the turn of the millennium, the heads of state and government leaders of the Member States of the United Nations formulated eight common goals that are intended to improve the lives of human beings. What has actually changed since then? An overview