06/18/2019 | short news | Katharina Bunk

Soapbox Science: Fascinating Female Scientists at Alexanderplatz

Bonus: Brand-new Explainer Video!

Soapbox Science in the Park am Gleisdreieck in Berlin in June 2018. | Photo: Paul Winkler

Interesting short lectures by female researchers – easy to understand, free of charge and open air – will be held on 22 June 2019 between 2 and 5 pm at Berlin's Alexanderplatz under the World Time Clock. Twelve international female scientists from various research disciplines will present their research questions standing on a wooden box – the Soapbox. For example: Where do bats hide in Berlin? And: Have bone fractures in dinosaurs healed just as ours? Or: What do we know about nanoparticles in our food?

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The "Soapbox Science" initiative promotes greater gender equality in science. The events transform public places into venues for scientific discussions. They offer female scientists a platform to share their passion for experimentation, discovery and innovation with the public and to share their research results with the people. Further information on the course of a Soapbox Science event and its history can be watched here:

The brand-new Soapbox Science explainer video!

Soapbox Science promotes women in science by bringing their science to the streets; for the fourth time in Berlin! In 2019 there are Soapbox Science events in 42 cities in Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Sweden, Tanzania and the USA. By the end of the year, more than 1000 female scientists worldwide will have stepped onto their soapboxes – more than ever before.

Founded in 2011 by scientists of the Zoological Society of London in Great Britain, Soapbox Science was brought to Germany in 2017 by scientists from the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) and the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics. Soapbox Science Berlin is supported by the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), NeuroCure, the Einstein Center for Neurosciences, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Hellweg and the Lise Meitner Society.

More from and about Soapbox Science can be found at their Website, Facebook and Twitter.

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Carolina Doran

Postdoc
Working group
Mechanisms and Functions of Group-Living
Causes and Consequences of Behavioural Types

Robert Nikolaus

Scientific Staff
Working group
Integrative Recreational Fisheries Management

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