g’scheid schlau! A Long Weekend of the Sciences Online offers an entire weekend with over 200 events and more than 90 hours of programming to explore the world of sciences from Thursday, October 21 to Sunday, October 24, 2021.
Special emphasis will be placed on the topics of artificial intelligence/data science, health/medical technology, hydrogen, sustainability, and digital humanities.
On Thursday, the weekend will start with a prominent opening event that makes you hungry for more of g’scheid schlau. The President of Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger, the President of TH Nuremberg Prof. Dr. Niels Oberbeck and the economist Prof. Dr. Veronika Grimm, as well as representatives from Siemens, Schaeffler and MAN open the event. That will be streamed free on the website and social media.
Three days full of live lectures, workshops, science slams, interactive tours, experiments, discussion rounds, expert interviews and keynotes follow. Thematically, it could hardly be more diverse. For example, the audience can experience a guided tour of the Siemens Additive Manufacturing Experience Center, discuss with experts from the OTH Amberg-Weiden how the future of work looks like, and learn how MAN Truck & Bus is meeting its responsibility in climate protection. There will be a deep dive into science, but also a search for answers to very practical questions such as “How does an app work on prescription?”, or “What does artificial intelligence has to do with you”. Prof. Dr. Svenja Hagenhoff (FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg) explains what is behind the term ‘Digital Humanities’ and why we need it for our present and future society. Schaeffler brand ambassador Sophia Flörsch gives insights into her life as a racing driver. In addition to the live program, viewers can network, browse media libraries, or visit university and exhibiting company booths.
The next Long Night of Sciences is still waiting until next spring. But with g’scheid schlau! you can already get an insight into the work of universities and research institutes in the region. The Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, the Nuremberg University of Technology, the new Nuremberg University of Technology, the Academy of Fine Arts, the Nuremberg University of Music, the Nuremberg Protestant University of Applied Sciences, the Nuremberg Energy Campus, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, the SRH Wilhelm Löhe University of Applied Sciences in Fürth, the Bavarian Hydrogen Center, the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Light, Nuremberg Hospital, Siemens, Schaeffler, MAN, and many more take part.
The entire program is online at www.gscheid-schlau.de. Tickets are available from EUR 4 (day) or EUR 7 (festival pass).