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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.

In this video­por­trait series, Antje Boetius also talks on her research at AWI ( and her Societal Respon­si­bil­ity (

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.

Date 11.08.2020
Tags Video; Sympo­sium; Biology;