Day three of the Online Science Days 2020: A huge variety of topics was discussed, ranging from climate change to batteries as well as to the future of chemistry. This recap provides a short insight into today’s highlights.
Quote of the Day
“All major research efforts these days are interdisciplinary. You can’t put things into a physics pocket or a chemistry pocket and in fact these days you also need the economists and the politician involved (…). We have to work around the world without any international boundaries and clearly, politics is right now getting in the way of that.”
M. Stanley Whittingham
Picture of the Day
The picture of the day shows, in the words of Nobel Laureate Frances H. Arnold, “the marvellous algorithms of evolution, of mutation and natural selection, which over millions of years gave rise to such a tremendous diversity of the catalysts of life”.Picture: Image from Frances H. Arnold’s talk today.
In the context of this talk, Denhy Hernandez-Melo stated: “Thank you Dr. Frances H. Arnold for your inspiring lecture!! You are an excellent model for women in science :).”
Comment of the Day
“Good morning, good afternoon and good evening to the Lindau Community.”
Sabrina Curtis, referring to the fact that the Lindau Community is spread among different timezones.
Blog Post of the Day
In our blog post of the day, Andrei Mihai summarises today’s sessions on the future of chemistry. Find the blog article here.
Tweets of the Day
Frances just brought up Jorge Luis Borges, one of my favorite Spanish writers. How can she be so cool: explaining her science using literature? Life goals.#proteins #chemistry #evolution #Lindau #LiNoSD #interdisciplinary @lindaunobel https://t.co/Rzka9eec6W— Oscar Hernandez Murillo (@Oahm95) June 30, 2020
Talking of time in the SI, Bill Phillips rather poetically says "It's almost time to redefine what we mean by time" #LINOSD— Ben Skuse (@BenSkuseSciComm) June 30, 2020
July 30, 2020:— Debanjan Das (@DebanjanD92) June 30, 2020
Today @lindaunobel we found,
i) Prof.@francesarnold was not satisfied with the pace of evolution, so she took matters in her own hands!
ii) Prof. William Phillips @NIST could make us all lose weight if he doesn't wear a glove!
Figures of the Day
107: Young scientists and young economists from 107 different countries were invited to participate in the Online Science Days 2020 as well as the 2021 Lindau Meetings (#LINO70 and #LINOEcon).
Video of the Day
The video of the day was produced by the Online Sciathon group Barreda, which won the second prize in the topic area “Communicating Climate Change”.
Find out more about the results of the other Online Sciathon finalists at sciathon.org.
Session of the Day
Our session of the day is today’s debate on “Communicating Climate Change”.
Lindau Guidelines Goal of the Day
Picture/Credit: Patrick Kunkel/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
For more information on the Lindau Guidelines check out lindauguidelines.org.
Outlook on Tomorrow’s Programme
On the last day of the Online Science Days, a manifold of aspects concerning careers in science as well as scientific practice will be discussed. Later on, the talks by Peace Noble Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and Literature Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka will contribute another perspective. Furthermore, the young generation of researchers has again the possibility to present their work in our Next Gen Science Session as well as in the presentations of the Sciathon results – this time on the Lindau Guidelines.
Find our programme on science-days.org
Wednesday, 1 July 2020
05.40 – 06.00 CEST: Mainau Impressions with Countess Bettina Bernadotte, Theresia Bauer
06.00 – 06.30 CEST: Video “Don´t Lecture Me! – Carl E. Wieman and the Teaching Method of Active Learning”
06.30 – 08.00 CEST: Debate “Women in Science”
08.00 – 09.30 CEST: Debate “Starting Careers”
09.30 – 10.30 CEST: Academic Partners Expo & Networking
10.30 – 11.30 CEST: Next Gen Science V
12.30 – 13.30 CEST: Next Gen Science VI
13.30 – 14.30 CEST: Next Gen Science Expo & Networking
14.30 – 15.30 CEST: Talk “The Impact of COVID-19 on Children”
15.30 – 16.30 CEST: Conversation “A Scientist’s Life”
16.30 – 18.00 CEST: Debate “Lindau Guidelines”
18.00 – 18.40 CEST: Literature Lecture “A Time of Lethal Ambiguities”