Philipp Lachenmann: DELPHI Rationale



Hybrid Encounters. Tomás Saraceno and Guests

18.04.2018. Berlin | With Hybrid Encounters, the Hybrid Plattform and the Schering Stiftung have created an event series that facilitates the dialogue between art and science. High-profile international guests from art and science are given a free hand in organizing each event, inviting important figures who are active as artists or researchers in a way that is complementary to their own background. For the second event in the series on May 25, at 7 p.m., the Argentinian artist Tomás Saraceno has invited experts from the fields of bionics, biorobotics, and biology for a conversation at the concert hall of the UdK in Berlin. The evening will also feature a so-called “Arachnid Jam Session,” in which the musician David Rothenberg will perform with a spider.

Hybrid Encounters with Tomás Saraceno



Live-Debatte: Arm durch Wohnen? Wie Mieten bezahlbar bleiben

16.05.2018, Berlin/Braunschweig | Die Mieten in Deutschland steigen kontinuierlich: Seit 2010 zahlen Bundesbürger im Durchschnitt 30 Prozent mehr für ihre Wohnung. In Städten wie Berlin oder München legten die Preise für Wohnraum sogar um bis zu 70 Prozent zu. Und immer mehr Menschen ziehen in die Städte, obwohl bereits rund 1,9 Millionen Wohnungen für Geringverdiener fehlen. Wie wird sich der Wohnungsmarkt in Zukunft entwickeln? Steigen die Preise weiter, oder befinden wir uns inmitten einer Spekulationsblase? Wie können wir auf Gentrifizierung und Wohnungsknappheit reagieren? Mit diesen Fragen beschäftigt sich die Plattform „Die Debatte“ online unter und live am 31. Mai 2018, um 19 Uhr, im Haus der Wissenschaft in Braunschweig. Diskutieren Sie mit!




DOME – Our Relationship with the Cosmos

25.04.2018, Berlin | The interdisciplinary art project DOME invites you to engage with “cosmic realities” at the Zeiss-Großplanetarium in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg from May 18 to July 1, 2018. Initiated by the artist Frank J. Schäpel and accompanied by an extensive program of films, concerts, and lectures, the exhibition presents artistic and scientific positions that deepen, challenge, and expand our understanding of the cosmos.

DOME – Our Relationship with the Cosmos, © Martin Maeller



The Unseen Universe (An Introduction to Particle Physics)

26.04.2018, Berlin | For his video work DELPHI Rationale, the artist Philipp Lachenmann filmed at the DELPHI particle detector at CERN in Geneva. DELPHI was one of four large detectors on the Large Electron-Positron Collider (LEP), the world’s largest particle accelerator. The LEP began operation in August 1989, opening a new chapter in the history of particle physics. As part of the exhibition DELPHI Rationale, the Schering Stiftung has invited the physicist Tara Shears (University of Liverpool) to give an introduction to particle physics at the foundation’s Project Space on May 29, 2018, at 6 p.m. The evening will also feature a musical performance by the Indian sarod player Pandit Ranajit Sengupta, who will be accompanied by Sandip Ghosh on the tabla.

Tara Shears, Photo: Wynne McCoy

© Pandit Ranajit Sengupta, "Within You Without You"



Germany Scholarship theme course of the Schering Stiftung

02.05.2018, Berlin | Since April 2014, the “Image Knowledge Gestaltung” cluster of excellence at Humboldt University of Berlin has helped foster young talents through a Germany Scholarship theme course supported by the Schering Stiftung. Again this year, fifteen students initiated and developed their own interdisciplinary research projects and realized them in cooperation with the cluster’s staff. The scholarship recipients will present the findings of their year-long project work at a public closing event titled “Eintauchen/Auftauchen” (Submerging/Emerging) on May 8, 2018, at 6p.m., at the excellence cluster. This will be followed on May 31, 2018, by a party for scholarship recipients of the current theme course “Natur der Wahrnehmung – Kunst der Täuschung” (Nature of Perception – Art of Deception),” which started during the summer term at the excellence cluster in cooperation with the Humboldt University’s Faculty of Life Sciences and the Berlin School of Mind and Brain. Over the course of a year, students from the humanities, social sciences, and life sciences regularly meet for workshops and colloquiums and do small-group research on four different topics.

Deutschland-StipendiatInnen der Schering Stiftung



Call: Avrion Mitchison Prize of the Schering Stiftung 2018

02.05.2018, Berlin | The German Rheumatism Research Centre Berlin (DRFZ) awards the annual Avrion Mitchison Prize of the Schering Stiftung. The prize honors the best experimental, clinical, or epidemiological research in the field of chronic inflammation. Scientists in the German-speaking world can apply for the 2,500-euro prize until September 15, 2018. The award ceremony will take place as part of the Albrecht Hasinger Lecture on December 4, 2018, at the DRFZ. More information on how to apply can be found at


pdf Call for Download (in German only)

Call for Applications: Young Investigator Fund for Innovative Research Ideas

02.05.2018, Berlin | The Schering Stiftung and the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung offer start-up grants to fund promising research ideas by young scientists. Support is provided for projects in the fields of biochemical, neuroscience or immunological basic research with biomedical implications. The program is explicitly aimed at highly motivated young investigators who wish to pursue an independent career and conduct their own research which is different from that of their supervisors. Applications for the Young Investigator Fund may be submitted to the Schering Stiftung until May 31, 2018.




Workshop on “Representability”

26.05.2018, Berlin | On May 3 and 4, 2018, Giessen University (JLU) will host a workshop on “Representability.” The workshop deals with problems of visual representability from an interdisciplinary perspective. The event will kick off with a lecture titled “Visual Perspectives in the Invisible” by Jannis Neumann (student of art education and biology), Prof. Dr. Ansgar Schnurr (Institute for Art Didactics), and Prof. Dr. Hermann A. Wegner (Institute for Organic Chemistry) of JLU. They will present the findings of a transdisciplinary project made possible by the Schering Stiftung. In this project, the epistemological methodologies of the fine arts and of organic chemistry intersected in an experimental research setting: Understood as a conceptual art project, sculptures the size of a molecule were modeled using the tools of chemistry, while an epistemological principle of art, the so-called central perspective, was translated to the chemical analytical framework.



Unlocking the Mysteries of Gastric Cancer – Studying Gastric Organoids

02.05.2018, Berlin | Gastric cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths. A large part of these cases can be attributed to infections with one of two pathogens: Helicobacter pylori and the Epstein-Barr virus. It is currently unclear how these two pathogens cause cancer and why some patients develop cancer while others stay healthy. Using gastric organoids from patient tissue, the lab of Dr. Sina Bartfeld at the Research Center for Infectious Diseases at the University of Würzburg studies the effect of the pathogens on the gastric cells to better identify risk factors and develop new therapies against stomach cancer. Dr. Bartfeld will talk about her research at the Integrative Research Institute (IRI) for the Life Sciences at HU Berlin on May 3, 2018, at 4 p.m. Her lecture, titled “Infection, inflammation and cancer in the GI tract – stem cell-derived organoids as model,” kicks off the IRI-Schering Colloquium on “Organoids – Life in 3D,” which is offered by the IRI Life Sciences in the summer term.

Sina Bartfeld



Alfred Kerr Acting Prize 2018

25.04.2018, Berlin | The Alfred Kerr Acting Prize has been awarded annually since 1991 as part of the Berliner Theatertreffen to a young actor, honoring his/her outstanding performance in a production invited to perform at the Theatertreffen. This year’s award ceremony takes place on Whit Monday, May 21, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. The 5000-euro prize was initiated by Judith and Michael Kerr and the Pressestiftung Tagesspiegel. The 2018 prize recipient was chosen by juror Fabian Hinrichs.

Fabian Hinrichs, Photo: Sibilla Calzolari



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