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News | Friday, 1 March 2024

New issue of the Leopoldina newsletter

New issue of the Leopoldina newsletter

This time in the newsletter: In an interview, physicist Gerd Leuchs talks about quantum science and quantum technologies. Two international panel discussions are dedicated to the topics of global health and endometriosis. Also in the newsletter: Urban Wiesing and Stefan Pfister give an outlook on the international conference "Research with vulnerable people".

Gerd Leuchs has been a member of the Leopoldina since 2005 and has been researching at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen/Germany since 2009. In February, the physicist held the public Leopoldina Class I lecture on “Quantum science and quantum technologies”. In conversation he described how he teaches quantum physics and what connects him to the Leopoldina. More on Page 7

As part of the “Leopoldina International Virtual Panel” (LIVP), leading international experts regularly discuss the latest research findings. So far, this English-speaking event series, often carried out in cooperation with international partner academies of the Leopoldina, has addressed topics around the coronavirus pandemic. Now the series is being opened up for further topics. More on Page 10

The Leopoldina Working Group (WG) “Framework conditions for clinical studies on vulnerable people” started their work in summer 2023 and on 14-15 May 2024 a Leopoldina conference in cooperation with the German Medical Association and the World Medical Discussion will take place on this topic in Munich/Germany. A discussion with the Leopoldina members and spokespersons of the WG, paediatrician Stefan Pfister and medical ethicist Urban Wiesing. More on Pages 4 and 5

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