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  • press | Thursday, 8 October 2020

    Populistische Strömungen in Europa: Leopoldina und IWH laden zu Dialogveranstaltung ein

    Gemeinsame Presseeinladung der Nationalen Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina und des Leibniz-Instituts für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH)

    Politische Spannungen in Europa nehmen zu und gefährden die europäische Integration. Angesichts der Coronavirus-Pandemie sowie ihrer Auswirkungen auf die Wirtschaft fordern populistische Parteien und Strömungen zunehmend eine Rückbesinnung auf nationales Vorgehen. Worin diese Europa-Skepsis begründet liegt und wie man auf sie reagieren kann, ist Thema einer gemeinsamen Dialogveranstaltung der Nationalen Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina und des Leibniz-Instituts für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH). Zu dieser Veranstaltung laden wir Sie herzlich ein und freuen uns über eine redaktionelle Erwähnung in Ihrem Medium.

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  • press | Wednesday, 7 October 2020

    Leopoldina president Gerald Haug congratulates Academy member Emmanuelle Charpentier on receiving the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

    The Berlin-based biochemist and microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier, a Leopoldina member since 2015, is being honored with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Charpentier receives the award for the development of a method for genome editing. She is awarded the Nobel Prize jointly with biochemist and molecular biologist Jennifer Doudna (Berkeley/USA).

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  • press | Tuesday, 6 October 2020

    Leopoldina president Gerald Haug congratulates Leopoldina member Reinhard Genzel on receiving the Nobel Prize in Physics

    The astrophysicist and Leopoldina member Reinhard Genzel is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. Genzel receives this distinction together with US-American astronomer Andrea Ghez for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Both scientists are jointly awarded one half of this year's Nobel Prize in Physics. The other half is given to the British mathematician and physicist Roger Penrose for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity.

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  • press | Friday, 2 October 2020

    Ein neues Marktdesign für die Energiewende: Netzengpässe bewältigen, Sektorenkopplung fördern

    Gemeinsame Pressemitteilung der Nationalen Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina, von acatech – Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften und der Union der deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften

    Die Energiewende schreitet voran, doch das Strommarktdesign hinkt hinterher. Mit dem Wandel hin zu klimafreundlichen Alternativen in den Sektoren Verkehr und Wärme steigt der Bedarf an grünem Strom. Um diesen zu decken, genügt es jedoch nicht, Wind- und Solarenergie sowie Netzausbau voranzutreiben. Das Akademienprojekt „Energiesysteme der Zukunft“ macht in zwei Stellungnahmen Vorschläge für ein zeitgemäßes Marktdesign, das die Sektorenkopplung fördert und Netzengpässe effektiv und effizient bewältigt.

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  • press | Thursday, 1 October 2020

    How education can succeed in times of crises: Leopoldina publishes English version of its fifth ad-hoc statement on the coronavirus pandemic

    The coronavirus pandemic and all measures taken to curb the spreading of the infection have led to a situation where many childcare facilities and schools were temporarily unable to fulfill their educational mandate. Others were only able to comply with this mandate to a very limited extent. A reliable technological and organizational infrastructure, which could compensate for a complete shutdown of educational institutions, is not yet available in Germany. Children and young people, their families and educational professionals are therefore particularly affected by the current crisis. In the ad-hoc statement “The Coronavirus Pandemic: Towards a Crisis-Resistant Education System”, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina indicates suitable measures, outlining how the existing education system can become more resilient and react more flexibly under crisis conditions. The document is a translation of the original statement published in German that was addressed to the responsible stakeholders in the national education system, i.e. state ministries, state institutes, education providers as well as day-care centers and schools.

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  • press | Monday, 28 September 2020

    Health, Sustainability, and Digitization ‒ Science Academies submit recommendations to the G20 countries

    In the run-up to the summit of the G20 countries in November 2020 to be held in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), the science academies of these countries have presented their joint statement "Foresight: Science for Navigating Critical Transitions". The paper was handed over to the Saudi Arabian G20 presidency on Saturday. In their statement, the academies of science emphasize the necessity to consider global challenges in all their complexity and cross-linkage and emphasize the contribution of science to the management of upheavals. The coronavirus pandemic has revealed a lack of foresight and weak points in the areas of health care, economy, social services, and education. The statement was prepared in virtual meetings of the science academies with participation of members of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.

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  • press | Friday, 25 September 2020

    Chemist Robert Schlögl is Vice President of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

    The Senate of the Leopoldina elected a new Vice President and a new Secretary yesterday. Chemist and catalysis researcher Prof. Dr. Robert Schlögl (Mülheim an der Ruhr, Berlin) is now one of the four Vice Presidents of the Academy. He succeeds physicist Prof. Dr. Gunnar Berg (Halle/Saale), who is leaving office after serving two terms. The Senate also elected historian Prof. Dr. Ute Frevert (Berlin) as Secretary of class IV (humanities, social and behavioural sciences) of the Leopoldina. She succeeds psychologist Prof. Dr. Frank Rösler (Hamburg), who held this office for ten years. Medical historian Prof. Dr. Heinz Schott (Bonn), who served in the Presidium for ten years as commissioner of archives, library, and long-term projects in an advisory capacity, is also stepping down. Plant geneticist Prof. Dr. Ulla Bonas (Halle/Saale) and computer scientist Prof. Dr. Thomas Lengauer (Saarbrücken) were re-elected for a second five-year term of office as Vice President and member of the Presidium.

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  • press | Tuesday, 22 September 2020

    Leopoldina widmet sich den Auswirkungen Künstlicher Intelligenz auf die Gesellschaft

    Künstliche Intelligenz und ihre vielfältigen Anwendungsmöglichkeiten haben Auswirkungen auf zahlreiche Lebensbereiche: von der Politik und der Wirtschaft über die Wissenschaft bis in die Alltagswelt hinein. Die Rolle Künstlicher Intelligenz in Gegenwart und Zukunft ist Thema der gemeinsamen Tagung des Zentrums für Wissenschaftsforschung und der Nachwuchsinitiative „Interdisciplinary Network for Studies Investigating Science and Technology (INSIST)“, die von Mittwoch, 30. September, bis Freitag, 2. Oktober 2020 in Halle (Saale) und Online stattfindet. Zu der Veranstaltung laden wir Sie herzlich ein und freuen uns über eine redaktionelle Erwähnung in Ihrem Medium.

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  • press | Thursday, 17 September 2020

    Mental health in times of the pandemic: German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina hosts international virtual panel discussion

    In May 2020, the United Nations warned that the COVID-19 pandemic has the seeds of a major mental health crisis if action is not taken. Social isolation, job and financial losses, uncertainty about the real impact of the crisis, and fear for physical well-being affect the mental health of many people worldwide. Do these stressors lead to an increase in the number of depressions and anxiety disorders? What are the challenges on the healthcare side? What effects do protective policy measures against the virus have for human mental health?

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  • press | Wednesday, 16 September 2020

    Leopoldina and DFG organize virtual conference on the regulation of genome-edited plants in the EU

    Joint Press Invitation of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the German Research Foundation

    In the debate on the regulation of genome-edited plants in the European Union, the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the German Research Foundation (DFG) call for a differentiated regulatory framework that takes current scientific knowledge into account. On the occasion of Germany's EU Council Presidency this year, the two organizations are hosting an English-language virtual conference from Thursday, 1 October to Friday, 2 October, 2020, intended to provide scientific advice to policy-makers and society. We cordially invite you to this event and would appreciate an announcement of this date in your medium.

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