Hector Fellow Antje Boetius
Climate and Future: Antje Boetius on Societal Responsibility of Science
According to Hector Fellow Antje Boetius, Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, and Professor of Geomicrobiology at the University of Bremen, it is part of the task and responsibility of science to talk about risks and the consequences of human activity on the Earth system and the climate.
This is why the renowned Professor of Geomicrobiology has been engaged in climate protection efforts for many years. Not only is she a member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the Senate of the German Research Society and the Max Planck Society, but she is also actively involved in the public debate on what is probably the most important social issue at present.
Prof. Boetius is member of the Hector Fellow Academy. The young science academy sees itself as an interdisciplinary network for cutting-edge research and it supports innovative research beyond the borders of institutes and fields of research. The Hector Fellow Academy paves the way for interdisciplinary projects between well renowned professors from the STEM-fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) as well as Medicine and Psychology. Furthermore, the Hector Fellow Academy is committed to the promotion of young scientists. It offers funded PhD positions for ambitious young scientists, who will work on their self-developed research project for their graduation. Through the connection of excellent researchers from different fields of research, the Hector Fellow Academy provides new impulses for innovative projects, sociopolitical discourse and the solution of global challenges. At the same time, it strengthens Germany as a center for science.