© Hector Fellow Academy
15. July 2021
Antje Boetius to give Marsil­ius Lecture

On July 16, 4 pm (CEST), the Marsil­ius Lecture by Antje Boetius will be made available

Antje Boetius is Direc­tor of the Alfred Wegener Insti­tute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, and Profes­sor of Geomi­cro­bi­ol­ogy at the Univer­sity of Bremen. 2013 she was awarded the Hector Science Prize. She is an inter­na­tion­ally recog­nized deep-sea researcher who explores the diver­sity and biogeo­chem­istry of the ocean, includ­ing its polar regions.

In the Marsil­ius Lecture, which will be avail­able as a record­ing on the YouTube channel of Heidel­berg Univer­sity from July 16 at 4 pm (CEST), Hector Fellow Boetius reports on new obser­va­tions in the ice-covered arctic oceans and on the effects of climate change on life from the arctic regions to the global deep sea. She discusses the connec­tion of ocean devel­op­ments with the devel­op­ment of society and addresses our oppor­tu­ni­ties to achieve sustain­able conser­va­tion of the oceans and polar regions.

Once a semes­ter, the Marsil­ius College of Heidel­berg Univer­sity organizes the Lecture. Here, outstand­ing schol­ars are invited to speak on topics that affect both the acade­mic and general public. Follow­ing the Lecture, the Marsil­ius College awards Profes­sor Boetius with the Marsil­ius Medal for the promo­tion of dialogue between scien­tific cultures.