From the Big Bang to chronomedicine — the Leopoldina Annual Assembly is dedicated to the topic of time
Friday, 20. September 2019 - Time is a primordial human experience, and yet it remains a mystery. It is an inherent part of our daily lives and of almost every scientific discipline. This is why “Time in Nature and Culture” was chosen as the topic of this year’s Annual Assembly of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, which opened today in Halle (Saale). Over two days, distinguished scientists are presenting their research findings, exploring issues as diverse as the influence of daily rhythms on sleep, the brain’s reaction to musical rhythms, and the measuring of time in quantum mechanical processes. As part of the Annual Assembly, awards and medals were presented to outstanding scientists. The Minister President of the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt Dr. Reiner Haseloff spoke at the opening ceremony.