Science journalism is in a state of crisis. Many editorial departments have less money, fewer personnel, less space – and fewer readers. The industry needs to reinvent itself
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Without large research infrastructures modern science would lack a crucial basis. Every year Helmholtz offers more than ten thousand scientists from over thirty countries acces to its research infrastructures. That is making a decisive contribution to scientific and technological progress.
Raising the curtain on fake news
As part of a series of events co-organized by the Berliner Ensemble and the Helmholtz Association, a science day was held with a focus on the topics of distrust and responsibility. Talking points included climate change, artificial intelligence, and what humans can learn from tiny worms.
Should science fund journalism?
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.
Who are the best doctoral candidates at Helmholtz?
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.
Driven by curiosity
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.