Science communicator Antje Boetius
Science Communication: Antje Boetius on the Transfer of Research to Public
Science is not supposed to be isolated from the public. This is the conviction of 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. She is therefore very much concerned with the question of how scientific results can be brought to the public in order to facilitate a dialogue.
To this end, Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius is also trying out new formats that combine art and science and make abstract data sets visually perceptible. In 2019, she was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit as an important voice for science with high credibility.
Antje 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.