Philipp Lachenmann: DELPHI Rationale


Science in the Dinosaur Hall 2016

02.01.2016, Berlin | How does my internal clock determine my daily rhythm? What is living in the deep sea? Can plants communicate? These and many other questions will be answered by scientists from disciplines as different as marine biology, ecology, chronobiology, and psychology in a lecture series entitled “Science in the Dinosaur Hall” at the Natural History Museum in Berlin. They will take us into foreign worlds, solve mysteries of nature, and vividly explain abstract phenomena.

The lecture series “Science in the Dinosaur Hall” is co-organized by Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, the Natural History Museum in Berlin, and the Ernst Schering Foundation. Together, we invite you to eight evening lectures in the Dinosaur Hall, which will take you into the fascinating world of science. Following the lectures, you will have the opportunity for an exclusive visit to the museum until 10 p.m.


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Natural History Museum
Invalidenstraße 43 | 10115 Berlin
Phone: 030-20 93 85 91 |

The lectures start at 7:30 p.m.

Language: German
Admission starts at 7:00 p.m. | Duration: 45 minutes
Free admission
Registration required at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

January 8, 2016
What Science Can Do for Berlin’s Future
Sebastian Turner, Journalist and Publisher

February 12, 2016
Berlin Celebrates Darwin: (Im-)Mortality and the Meaning of Life and Death in Relation to the Theory of Evolution

Stephen Cave, Ph.D. (diplomat, jounalist, and philosopher): Immortality from a philosophical perspective

Prof. Dr. K. Lenhard Rudolph (age researcher): Immortality from a medical and biological perspective

Prof. Bron Taylor, Ph.D. (professor of religion and environmental ethics): Spirituality after Darwin

PD Dr. Michael Ohl (evolutionary biologist): Immortality in the Tree of Life

The short presentations will be followed by a panel discussion.

Moderator: Hartmut Wewetzer (Tagesspiegel)

March 11, 2016
The Discovery of the Deep Sea: Current Research on Foreign Biospheres
Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius (marine biologist)

April 8, 2016
The Rhythm of Life: How Our Internal Clock Governs Our Daily Rhythm
Prof. Dr. Achim Kramer (chronobiologist)

September 9, 2016
Poison Dart Frogs, Dwarf Chameleons, Lemurs: Insights into Species Diversity and the Evolution of Madagascar’s Endemic Vertebrates
Prof. Dr. Miguel Vences (evolutionary biologist)

October 14, 2016
Principles of Nature and Biomimicry: How Do Geckos and Flies Stick to the Ceiling?
Prof. Dr. Stanislav Gorb (biomechanics researcher and biomaterials expert)

November 11, 2016
Why We Should Care about Biodiversity
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang W. Weisser (ecologist)

December 9, 2016
Behavioral Sciences – The Art of Making Decisions and Dealing with Risks and Uncertainties
Prof. Dr. Gerd Gigerenzer (behavioral psychologist)

Photo 1: Dinosaur Hall at the Natural History Museum, © MfN Berlin, Carola Radke
Photo 2: Natural History Museum, © MfN Berlin, Carola Radke



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