Science journalism is at crisis point: Editorial offices and departments are being scaled back, budgets are being cut. But should the scientific community finance the coverage of its own work? Two points of view.
At the Helmholtz Horizons event in Berlin, six young researchers were recognized for their outstanding scientific achievements. In these brief interviews, they discuss the focal points of their research and their plans for the future.
Israel has been home to astounding scientific achievements. Physicist Daniel Zajfman, one of the country’s most noteworthy researchers, believes this success is due in part to a willingness to think outside the box and cross boundaries.
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?