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Annual Assembly of the Leopoldina

Date: Friday, 20. to Saturday, 21. September 2019
Location: Leopoldina, Jägerberg 1, 06108 Halle (Saale)

In 2019, the Leopoldina is dedicating its Annual Assembly to the topic of “Time in Nature and Culture”. From 20–21 September, scientists will come together in Halle (Saale) to discuss technological developments and societal changes. The spotlight will be on our sense of time and how time is understood in mathematics, chemistry, music, and cosmology as well as in chronobiology and medicine.

Programme on Friday, 20 September 2019

9:00 – 11:00 am | Opening Ceremony

Musical Prelude

Welcoming Speech
Ulla Bonas ML, Vice-President of the Academy

Presentation of the Awards

Opening Speech
Jörg Hacker ML, President of the Academy

Welcoming Addresses

Thomas Rachel, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Reiner Haseloff, Minister President of Saxony-Anhalt

Keynote Lecture
Scientific Freedom and Scientific Responsibility
Reinhard Merkel ML, Hamburg

11:00 – 11:30 am | Break

11:30 am – 12:30 pm | Inaugural Lecture

Introduction
Jörg Hacker ML, President of the Academy

Inaugural Lecture | Life in the Digital Time Machine
Helga Nowotny, Vienna, Austria

12:15 – 2:00 pm | Lunch

2:00 – 4:15 pm | Scientific Session I – Time in Physics

Moderation: Gunnar Berg ML

2:00 – 2:45 pm | Attoclock and Tunneling Time: Time Measurement in Quantum Mechanics
Ursula Keller ML, Zurich, Switzerland

2:45 – 3:30 pm | Embarking on a Journey through Time to the Big Bang
Felicitas Pauss ML, Geneva, Switzerland

3:30 – 4:15 pm | The Arrow of Time
Wolfgang Schleich ML, Ulm

4:15 – 4:45 pm | Break

4:45 – 6:15 pm | Scientific Session II – Time in Chemistry and Biology

Moderation: Martin Quack ML

4:45 – 5:30 pm | Time and the Origins of Biological Complexity
Paul Rainey, Plön

5:30 – 6:15 pm | Multi-Resolution and Timescale Simulation of Biomolecular Systems: A Review of Methodological Issues
Wilfred van Gunsteren, Zurich, Switzerland

8:15 pm | Evening Lecture

Introduction: Ulla Bonas ML

Rhythm, Timing, and Movement: How the Brain Responds to Musical Rhythm
Jessica Grahn, London, UK / Ontario, Canada

Programme on Saturday, 21 September 2019

9:00 – 10:30 am | Scientific Session III – Philosophy and Psychology

Moderation: Frank Rösler ML

9:00 – 9:45 am | Time in the Head: Rhythms of Speech and Rhythms of the Brain
David Poeppel, Frankfurt am Main

9:45 – 10:30 am | Philosophy of Time
Norman Sieroka, Bremen

10:30 – 11:00 am | Break

11:00 am – 12:30 pm | Scientific Session IV – Time in Mathematics and Mathematics of Time

Moderation: Thomas Lengauer ML

11:00 – 11:45 am | Mathematics, Computer Science, and Time
Martin Grötschel ML, Berlin

11:45 am – 12:30 pm | Chimaras in Physics and Biology: Synchronization and Desynchronization of Rhythms
Eckehard Schöll, Berlin

12:30 – 2:00 pm | Lunch

2:00 – 4:15 pm | Scientific Session V – Chronobiology and Chronomedicine
Moderation: Horst-Werner Korf ML

2:00 – 2:45 pm | Clocks in Translation: Circadian Rhythms in Health and Disease
Steve Kay, Los Angeles, USA

2:45 – 3:30 pm | Light, Sleep and Circadian Interactions: From Biology to New Therapeutic Targets
Russell G. Foster, London, UK

3:30 – 4:15 Uhr | Chronomedicine
Charles A. Czeisler, Boston, USA

4:15 – 4:45 Uhr | Break

4:45 – 7:00 pm | Scientific Session VI – Time in Life
Moderation: Regina Riphahn ML

4:45 – 5:30 pm | Chronoi – the Multiplication of Time
Jan Assmann, Heidelberg

5:30 – 6:15 pm | How We Use Time, and Why
Daniel Hamermesh, Austin, USA

6:15 – 7:00 pm | Time to Live, Time to Die. On the Association between Seasons, Birth, Health, and Death
Gabriele Doblhammer, Rostock

7:00 pm | Closing Remarks
Thomas Lengauer ML

ML – Member of the Leopoldina

Picture: Adobe Stock – Bill45

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Further information and registration

The Annual Assembly addresses members of the Leopoldina and everyone interested. Registration is mandatory. Please register until 31 August 2019.

Registration for Members

Registration for Non-Members

The opening ceremony and the lectures of the scientific sessions will be translated to German and English simultaneously.

Abstracts of the lectures on 20 September 2019

Abstracts of the lectures on 21 September 2019

Contact

National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
Jägerberg 1
06108 Halle (Saale)
Tel: 0345 - 47 239 - 600 
E-mail: jahresversammlung2019@leopoldina.org

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