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Program

Here you can find an overview of the entire programme for CAMPUS CITY from 16-30 October 2021!

A free ticket could be booked for all events via "Nordwest Ticket".

The events are split up according to weekdays.
All events were held in German, unless otherwise stated.

Saturday, 16.10.2021

Description
In our show, we present several experiments from the fields of physics and chemistry that sometimes border on magic. We explain the tricks behind them – or the physical and chemical principles. The experiments relate to studying at the University of Bremen and make up a part of the first lectures; some of the experiments can even be simulated at home. The shows are suitable for a wide audience and no previous knowledge is required.

Speakers
Justus Notholt, Stephan Leupold
Fachbereich 1 - Physik & Fachbereich 2 - Chemie

Duration
45 minutes

Venue
Alte Sparkassenhalle am Brill, Am Brill 1-3, 28195 Bremen

Registration
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Sunday, 17.10.2021

Description
On this mathematical tour of downtown Bremen, we will discover traces of mathematicians who lived and worked in Bremen. Rather than formulas and equations, we focus instead on the stories that link the mathematicians to the city. Along the way, we will journey back to a time when questions from astronomy had a significant influence on the development of mathematics.
The tour is appropriate for all ages.
The route of the tour is accessible.

Speakers
Dr. Matthias Knauer
Fachbereich 3 - AG Optimierung und Optimale Steuerung

Duration
90 minutes

Venue
Starting point of the tour: Roland Statue, Am Markt, 28195 Bremen

Registration
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Monday, 18.10.2021

Description
to follow

Speakers
Agnes Janßen
Fachbereich 1, 2 und 3

Venue
Übersee-Museum, Bahnhofspl. 13, 28195 Bremen

Registration
Please register bindingly by 16.10.2021 with an email to ajanssen@neuro.uni-bremen.de.

Description
Since 2019, the University Archive in Bremen has been carrying out a project, the goal of which is to collect and preserve the oral history of working and studying at the local university. Interviews allow those who lived the history – academics, administrators, and technicians – as well as former students to give their perspective. This short lecture addresses the process and the experience gained to date as part of the project. Selected interesting, and some even amusing, excerpts from the interviews – certainly also with relevance to the state and city of Bremen – round off what was said.

Speakers
Dr. Heiko Garrelts
Universitätsarchiv

Duration
30 minutes

Venue
Gerhard-Marcks-Haus, Am Wall 208, 28195 Bremen

Registration
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Description
Scientists from various disciplines conduct research together at the Leibniz-IWT on material-oriented future technologies, with a focus on classic metals such as steel and aluminum, but increasingly also hybrid composite materials.
Dr. Stefanie Hoja and Dr. Friedhelm Frerichs provide you with exciting and easily comprehensible insights into materials research at Leibniz-IWT and the areas where this research is already being applied. 

Speakers
Dr. rer. nat. Friedhelm Frerichs

Duration
30 minutes

Venue
Bremer Baumwollbörse, Raum 406, Wachtstraße 17-24, 28195 Bremen

Registration
Register here

Tuesday, 19.10.2021

Description
In our show, we present several experiments from the fields of physics and chemistry that sometimes border on magic. We explain the tricks behind them – or the physical and chemical principles. The experiments relate to studying at the University of Bremen and make up a part of the first lectures; some of the experiments can even be simulated at home. The shows are suitable for a wide audience and no previous knowledge is required.

Speakers
Justus Notholt, Stephan Leupold
Fachbereich 1 - Physik & Fachbereich 2 - Chemie

Duration
45 Minuten

Venue
Bürger- und Sozialzentrum Huchting e.V., Amersfoorter Str. 8, 28259 Bremen

Registration
Register here

Description
Since 2019, the University Archive in Bremen has been carrying out a project, the goal of which is to collect and preserve the oral history of working and studying at the local university. Interviews allow those who lived the history – academics, administrators, and technicians – as well as former students to give their perspective. This short lecture addresses the process and the experience gained to date as part of the project. Selected interesting, and some even amusing, excerpts from the interviews – certainly also with relevance to the state and city of Bremen – round off what was said.

Speakers
Dr. Heiko Garrelts
Universitätsarchiv

Duration
30 Minuten

Venue
Kunsthalle Bremen, Am Wall 207, 28195 Bremen

Registration
Register here

With the kind support of Kunsthalle Bremen.

Description
Scientists from various disciplines conduct research together at the Leibniz-IWT on material-oriented future technologies, with a focus on classic metals such as steel and aluminum, but increasingly also hybrid composite materials.
Dr. Stefanie Hoja provides you with exciting and easily comprehensible insights into materials research at Leibniz-IWT and the areas where this research is already being applied. 

Speakers
Dr.-Ing. Stefanie Hoja
Leibniz-Institut für Werkstofforientierte Technologien - IWT

Duration
30 minutes

Venue
Bremer Baumwollbörse, Raum 406, Wachtstraße 17-24, 28195 Bremen

Registration
Register here

Wednesday, 20.10.2021

Description
Because no radiation can come out of black holes, as the name already suggests, you cannot directly see them. There are however possibilities allowing the existence of black holes in the universe to be indirectly proven. In recent years, such evidence has been successfully found several times, and awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2017 and 2020. Firstly, gravitational waves were observed that were obviously created when two black holes merged. Secondly, the movement of stars around the center of our galaxy was observed, which can hardly be interpreted in any other way than the presence of a black hole there. Furthermore, an image was released in April 2019 very probably showing the “shadow” of a black hole in the M87 galaxy. The lecture will deal with all of these observations and what they mean for our understanding of the universe.

Speakers
Priv.-Doz. dr. Volker Perlick
Fachbereich 1 - Models of Gravity

Duration
30 minutes

Venue
Markthalle 8, Domshof 8-12, 28195 Bremen

Registration
register here

Description
The discussion about colonialism is a culturally relevant topic. Together with the University Library Frankfurt am Main, we have built up a remarkable collection, the size of which we have not seen before. More than 1,000 books from the time of German colonialism have been digitized and are available online free of charge. These testimonies of the history of German culture and mentality are being intensively studied, in particular by linguists in Bremen. Professor Ingo H. Warnke and PD Dr. Nicole M. Wilk explain how the effects of colonialism can be shown in the language we use right through to the present day.

Speakers
Maria Elisabeth Müller
Direktorin der Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Bremen

Prof. Dr. phil. Ingo H. Warnke
Universität Bremen

Duration
90 minutes

Venue
Haus der Wissenschaft, Sandstraße 4-5, 28195 Bremen

Registration
Register here

Description
In recent years, quantum computers, quantum communication, quantum cryptography, and other quantum-mechanics-based technologies have seen a lot of attention in the media. The lecture looks at what is so special about quantum mechanics that these new technologies open up completely new avenues of possibility that far exceed previous technologies. Some of the most important quantum technologies and their potential for practical applications will be introduced.

Speakers
Claus Laemmerzahl
Fachbereich 1 - Models of Gravity

Duration
30 minutes

Venue
Markthalle 8, Domshof 8-12, 28195 Bremen

Registration
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Thursday, 21.10.2021

Description
This lecture focuses on the fundamental problems of Turkey’s process to become a member of the European Union. Although the official negotiations have been going on for more than 15 years, there is no realistic hope of the country joining on the horizon. While the EU is preoccupied with the results of Brexit and right-wing populist governments, and now also has to question the limits of its ability to integrate, Turkey has undergone an unprecedented downfall of democracy over the last two decades that has left deep wounds among the opposition, in journalism and academia, and among women and religious and ethnic minority groups. Roy Karadag will take a critical look at what role EU–Turkey relations can play in light of this dynamic, with a focus on the intrinsic logic of the membership negotiations

Speakers
Roy Karadag
Fachbereich 8 - Institut für Interkulturelle und Internationale Studien

Duration
60 minutes

Venue
Übersee-Museum, Bahnhofspl. 13, 28195 Bremen

Registration
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Description
Anniversary year 2021: the University of Bremen is celebrating its 50-year anniversary, the first container was imported by the port in Bremen 55 years ago, and the Bremen Research Cluster for Dynamics in Logistics (LogDynamics) has been successfully conducting logistics research in Bremen for 25 years. The interdisciplinary collaboration within the university as well as with external partners – such as institutes like BIBA and ISL and Jacobs University Bremen – has become a fixed part of the research and transfer landscape in the state of Bremen and is appreciated by the business and scientific communities both nationally and internationally.
The lecture course titled “Logistics of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow – From the First Container to the Digital Transformation” as part of Campus City is one of the anniversary events of LogDynamics and offers exciting lectures on everything to do with logistics. Topics range from the history, present, and future of container and port logistics and digitization to the internationalization of the logistics field.
We warmly invite you to get to know the development of logistics and the trends of the future as part of four entertaining lectures.

Speakers
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus-Dieter Thoben, Prof. Dr. Burkhard Lemper, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Dietrich Haasis, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Walter Lang, Dr.-Ing. Reiner Jedermann, Dr.-Ing. Ingrid Rügge

Duration
90 minutes

Venue
Bel Etage, Hutfilterstr. 24-26, 28195 Bremen

Registration
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Description
Performative Acts of the University of Bremen – an event series, in which – starting with an artistic performative impetus of the Theater of Assemblage – former and current members of the University of Bremen enter into dialogue, with each other and in various public spheres, about the Acts of the University of Bremen.
In the first part of the event (approx. 30 minutes), the Theater der Versammlung zwischen Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kunst works together performatively with students of the Performance Studies program on central charter documents of the University of Bremen (e.g. mission statement, basic statutes, strategy papers). The assemblage choir, the “founding fever,” strategic soloists, and also direct quotes from students, teaching staff, and former employees are brought to the stage by performative means. In the second part of the event (approx. 60 minutes), two to four invited guests – current and former members of various disciplines and status groups of the university (students, teachers, employees, members of the University Executive Board) – talk with each other and with the other guests according to performative rules of play. It’s all about everyday university life in the past and today, about teaching and research as well as questions of lead-giving images and image-shaping leaders, about constitution and constitutionality, about rules and codes, in other words: about the self-image of the University of Bremen in the past and today.

Speakers
to follow

Duration
90 minutes

Venue
Stadtbibliothek Bremen, Wallsaal (Eingang über den Wall), Am Wall 201, 28195 Bremen

Registration
Register here

Friday, 22.10.2021

Description
The coronavirus pandemic put a spotlight on the inequalities of European labor migration and brought them to the attention of the public. The precarious employment relationships and opaque hiring models of Eastern European workers in particular with Tönnies and in harvesting operations were well-known examples in this case. But how were these models allowed to establish themselves on the European labor market in the first place? What role does the liberalization of the single European market play? And where has German policy fallen short in this regard? This lecture addresses these questions using current research and provides examples from conversations with representatives from the worlds of politics, unions, and administration.

Speakers
Prof. Dr. Susanne K. Schmidt, Christina Grabbe, Josephine Assmus

Duration
60 minutes

Venue
EuropaPunktBremen, Am Markt 20, 28195 Bremen

Registration
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Description
We have been working together with colleagues from the University of Eastern Finland and have developed a sensory research e-learning module for Cultural Studies and Anthropology, which will also be offered for YUFE.
Within the framework of a first run, the students created multimodal work about sound and smell using research-based learning methods, which are currently being presented in a blog about the module. The blog “Making Sense. Entering the Field of Sensory Studies” is to be presented to interested members of the public for the first time on this evening.
Dr. J.G. Holzscheiter and Dr. C. Weißköppel including working students K. Heim, M. Gronemeyer, and J. Skottki will be present and guide you through the evening.

Speakers
Dr. J.G. Holzscheiter, Dr. C. Weißköppel, K. Heim, M. Gronemeyer and J. Skottki
Institut für Ethnologie und Kulturwissenschaft

Duration
90 minutes

Venue
Bel Etage, Hutfilterstr. 24-26, 28195 Bremen

Registration
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Description
With freedom comes responsibility – and the scientific community has to face this responsibility in many regards: precarious employment relationships, dependence on third-party funds, and the threat presented by the climate crisis are challenges that require structural adaptation and change processes. How do we structure the necessary socioecological transformation and how dependent are higher education institutions (HEI) and research institutes on political support? Moderated by Students for Future Bremen, four guests from the academic and political communities will discuss the challenges we are facing and how we can work together to overcome them.

Speakers
Students for future
Fachbereich 5 - Geowissenschaften

Duration
120 minutes

Venue
Gerhard-Marcks-Haus, Am Wall 208, 28195 Bremen

Registration
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Description
This evening will be the premier of the ethnographical short films of students that shine a light on “invisible” or unnoticed places, facilities, and people at the University of Bremen, thereby opening up new, extraordinary, and surprising perspectives. The productions were created as part of a seminar by students of the Department of Anthropology and Cultural Research of the University of Bremen. The short films deal with, among other topics, the favorite places of former students, everyday life at the university store “Onkel Walter,” the bicycle workshop organized by students, the architectural history of the University of Bremen, and biodiversity on campus.
Bremen 2021 – direction, cinematography, and editing: Stella Balschuweit, Anja Binkofski, Leon Colic, Hannah-Sophie Eylers, Luzie Gliese, Nina Gunstmann, Lea Hasselbusch, Greta Hellmann, Shajana Reuter, Janna Weseloh; six films at ten minutes each, plus film discussion.

Speakers
Stella Balschuweit, Anja Binkofski, Leon Colic, Hannah-Sophie Eylers, Luzie Gliese, Nina Gunstmann, Lea Hasselbusch, Greta Hellmann, Shajana Reuter, Janna Weseloh
Institut für Ethologie und Kulturwissenschaft Universität Bremen

Duration
120 - 180 minutes (Entry 7:30pm)

Venue
Kino City 46, Birkenstraße 1, 28195 Bremen

Registration
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Saturday, 23.10.2021

Description
What makes an autonomous system? For us, this primarily means vehicles that can precisely perceive their surroundings in order to carry out an exact maneuver using rapid calculations. We also use methods of artificial intelligence for the really difficult decisions.
We investigate the research questions of autonomous systems using many exhibits, which will make their big debut today. We show how much mathematics goes into an autonomous car and how we can transfer our results from the street to outer space and back to Earth – or rather to the water.

Speakers
Lennart Evers, Tjorge Meyer, Xibo Li, Andreas Folkers, Matthias Rick, Matthias Knauer
and other members of the Optimisation and Optimal Control WG

Venue
Gerhard-Marcks-Haus, Am Wall 208, 28195 Bremen

Registration
No registration is necessary. Just come to the venue during the specified period and you will receive free admission.

Description
Jellyfish, algae, sea cucumbers? We are familiar with these creatures from days at the beach or watching TV, but not from finding them on our plates. However, two researchers from the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) Bremen will talk about why this could change in the future and we could see, for instance, jellyfish chips or “green caviar” becoming common snack foods.
In consideration of the growing global population and the increasing scarcity of resources, humanity is faced with the challenge of ensuring the availability of food and nutrition. The ocean and, in particular, living creatures at the bottom of the food chain could play a decisive role in this, because these creatures can be raised without using many resources and are very nutritious to boot.

Speakers
Dr. Holger Kühnhold, Lara Stuthmann
Leibniz-Zentrum für Marine Tropenforschung (ZMT) Bremen

Duration
60 minutes

Venue
Übersee-Museum, Bahnhofspl. 13, 28195 Bremen

Registration
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Sunday, 24.10.2021

Description
Take part in a somewhat different tour through the historic center of Bremen. Look at the stones that surround us in the center of Bremen through a different lens. Get to know these stones with the help of a geologist – what they are made of and how they came to be. Find out where you can uncover fossils and which facade was originally deposited as river sand. The downtown area can also offer traces of the ice ages – be prepared to be surprised.

Speakers
Prof. Gerhard Bohrmann
Fachbereich 5 - Geowissenschaften

Duration
120 minutes

Venue
Start point: Bremer Roland, Am Markt, 28195 Bremen

Registration
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Description
Performative Acts of the University of Bremen – an event series, in which – starting with an artistic performative impetus of the Theater of Assemblage – former and current members of the University of Bremen enter into dialogue, with each other and in various public spheres, about the Acts of the University of Bremen.
In the first part of the event (approx. 30 minutes), the Theater der Versammlung zwischen Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kunst works together performatively with students of the Performance Studies program on central charter documents of the University of Bremen (e.g. mission statement, basic statutes, strategy papers). The assemblage choir, the “founding fever,” strategic soloists, and also direct quotes from students, teaching staff, and former employees are brought to the stage by performative means. In the second part of the event (approx. 60 minutes), two to four invited guests – current and former members of various disciplines and status groups of the university (students, teachers, employees, members of the University Executive Board) – talk with each other and with the other guests according to performative rules of play. It’s all about everyday university life in the past and today, about teaching and research as well as questions of lead-giving images and image-shaping leaders, about constitution and constitutionality, about rules and codes, in other words: about the self-image of the University of Bremen in the past and today.

Speakers
to follow

Duration
90 minutes

Venue
Stadtbibliothek Bremen, Wallsaal (Eingang über den Wall), Am Wall 201, 28195 Bremen

Registration
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Monday, 25.10.2021

Description
Electronics are everywhere and can do amazing things, but with miniaturization and the high degree of integration of the functions, it is often easy to miss the details. Semiconductor chips, sensors, and other circuit components are hidden everywhere. We shine a spotlight once again on electronics and their individual components and the functions thereof. To this end, the participants themselves solder the individual components on a breadboard to create an automatic night-light. Through the use of modern components like MOSFETs and LEDs, this circuit is very efficient and can be easily supplied with power via a USB connection. There is no need for any batteries or laboratory power supplies.

Speakers
Alexander Würfel, Marvin Gloth, Nando Kaminski
Fachbereich 1 - Institut für elekrische Antriebe, Leistungselektronik

Venue
Stadtbibliothek Bremen, Wallsaal (Eingang über den Wall), Am Wall 201, 28195 Bremen

Registration
11.00am - register here
11.20am - register here
11.40am - register here
12.00pm - register here
12.20pm - register here
12.40pm - register here
1.00pm - register here
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2:20pm - register here

Description
Of course, computers have not become artists, and they never will. The software, just like the hardware, cannot be considered an artist. And yet, since the beginning of the 1960s, computers have been programmed in such a way that they can be used to create images that are hanging in art museums, on display in exhibits, and bought by collectors – for example, in and by Kunsthalle Bremen.
Shortly before this time, however, computers were already being programmed to compose music and write texts. So why didn’t computers produce images until later?
In today’s digital age, there isn’t much more in the world of pictures – whether still or moving – that is produced without at least the slightest bit of computer connection. There is some, not to worry, but there is just so much that would not exist entirely without computers and programs.
To a significant extent, the artificial visual world of today is determined by algorithmic processes – that is, through processes of automatic calculation.
The lecture will address topics including a look at the history of algorithm-generated art, a reflection upon the deep cut that the algorithmic revolution has also brought to art. It will also address the creation and development of artificial art – the lecturer is considered a pioneer in this field, and Kunsthalle Bremen features a few of his works.

Speakers
Frieder Nake
Fachbereich 3

Duration
60 Minuten

Venue
Stadtbibliothek Bremen, Wallsaal (Eingang über den Wall), Am Wall 201, 28195 Bremen

Registration
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Description
folgt

Speakers
Claus Lämmerzahl, Armin Dekorsy
Fachbereich 1 - Gauss-Olbers-Center

Duration
60 Minuten

Venue
Bel Etage, Hutfilterstr. 24-26, 28195 Bremen

Registration
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Tuesday, 26.10.2021

Description
The Diginomics research group at Faculty 7 is using an economics perspective to study aspects of digital transformation in business and society that are relevant for the future. In this research group, graduate students and professors collaborate within seven focus areas and twelve individual projects to examine economic, ethical, and psychological research questions in connection with new digital markets.
As part of an event series called “Campus City”, panels with members representing business, the public sector, and academia will present and discuss three of the research group’s current projects:

Panel 1: Successful Interaction between Humans and Technology at Work – Will Technology and Automation Replace Humans or Will They Become Teammates? (5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Panel 2: Digital Support for New Businesses: Virtual Incubators and Accelerators in the Bremen Region (6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
Panel 3: From Company to Online Marketplace: the Blessings and Curses of Big Tech (7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.)

Panel ladder
Panel 1: Professor Vera Hagemann (chair of Business Psychology and Human Resources)
Panel 2: Professor Jörg Freiling (chair of Small Business & Entrepreneurship) (LEMEX)
Panel 3: Professor Lars Hornuf (chair of Business Administration, in particular Financial Services and Financial Technology)

Duration
210 Minuten (Admission from 4:15pm)

Venue
Bel Etage, Hutfilterstr. 24-26, 28195 Bremen

Registration
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Description
You can find everything in the Internet – in POLLUX only what’s correct!
We show how politicians, academics, and those who are interested, can easily find reliable, up-to-date, and comprehensive information via our research portal.
Since 2016, POLLUX has been promoted by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) as an important specialized information service for political sciences. Using examples, Professor Arndt Wonka illustrates how research at the University of Bremen benefits from POLLUX.

Speakers
Prof. Dr. Arndt Wonka
Institut für Europastudien der Universität Bremen

Maria Elisabeth Müller
Direktorin der SuUB Bremen

Duration
90 Minuten

Venue
Bürgerschaft Bremen, Am Markt 20, 28195 Bremen

Registration
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Description
to follow

Speakers
to follow

Duration
60 minutes (Admission from 6pm)

Venue
WKcafé, Langenstraße 6-8, 28195 Bremen

Registration
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Description
In his lecture titled “Between Good Citizenship and Anarchy,” Hauke Kuhlmann talks about perhaps the most famous Bremen “residents” of them all: the Town Musicians of Bremen. In doing so, he investigates the question of how, in this fairy tale – one of the most popular genres – the supposed harmlessness of events is broken up in the text.

In her article “Grimm Gone Wild,” Julia Brühne explores fairy tales from an international perspective and across different media: using the French and American film adaptations of ‘Allerleirauh’ and ‘Blaubart,’ the objective is to look at how the tendencies of the fairy tales to criticize society are respectively updated for the context of the 20th century.

You can find more information about World of Contradiction here.

Speakers
Hauke Kuhlmann, Julia Brühne
Fachbereich 10 - Germanistik, Romanistik / Transnationale Medienliteraturwissenschaft

Duration
120 minutes

Venue
Bürger- und Sozialzentrum Huchting e.V., Amersfoorter Str. 8, 28259 Bremen

Registration
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Wednesday, 27.10.2021

Description
Students in the Media and Communication Studies program organize Media Practice 2022 as part of the event management seminar. To get things started, a brainstorming BarCamp event will take place together with cooperating partner Klub Dialog, and external visitors are also welcome to attend.

Speakers
folgt

Duration
120 minutes

Venue
Klub Dialog, Am Deich 86, 28199 Bremen

Registration
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Description
The Taliban are ruling Afghanistan again and difficult and explosive questions arise for German politics: what attitude should Germany develop towards the new Afghanistan? Should the German government negotiate with the Taliban and recognise them diplomatically? What could a coordinated international strategy towards Afghanistan and its new rulers look like?"

Speakers
Stephan Hensell

Duration
60 minutes

Venue
Bremer Baumwollbörse, Raum 406, Wachtstraße 17-24, 28195 Bremen

Registration
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Thursday, 28.10.2021

Description
Learning vocabulary in the bus, pronunciation practice in the bathtub – in many situations, learning a language can be easily and perfectly integrated into your everyday life. In this workshop, we demonstrate strategies and offer practical tips for resources and methods for success.

Speakers
Dr. Astrid Buschmann-Göbels, Anika Müller-Karabil, Kate Stollmann
Sprachenzentrum Bremen

Duration
60 minutes

Venue
Teerhof58, Teerhof 58, 28199 Bremen

Registration
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Description
to follow

Speakers
Dr. Julia Gantenberg, Sarah Göhmann

Duration
60 Minuten

Venue
Markthalle 8, Domshof 8-12, 28195 Bremen

Anmeldung
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Description
Let’s talk!  Under the guidance of a moderator, you can freshen up your English skills in a relaxed atmosphere at the so-called language café. The focus of the language café is on exchange and spoken interaction. Both beginners and advanced learners are welcome.

Speakers
Julia Kawecki
Sprachenzentrum Bremen

Duration
60 minutes

Venue
Teerhof58,  Teerhof 58, 28199 Bremen

Registration
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Description
YUFE – Young Universities for the Future of Europe – is one of 41 alliances selected by the European Commission to establish a European University. YUFE stands for radical change in higher education with the aim of establishing a young, non-elitist, open, and inclusive European University through innovative and interdisciplinary thinking in research teaching. YUFE is funded by the European Union (EU), the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and the Senator for Science and Ports of the State of Bremen.
How far have we got with the European University? Get to know YUFE experts at the University of Bremen, find out which offers we have already been able to implement, especially for students, and get excited about our long-term vision for the European University!
University management, lecturers, students, and staff share first-hand experiences and provide insights into the development and implementation of this international project. Come and talk to us – we look forward to your questions, ideas, and comments.

Speakers
to follow

Duration
120 minutes

Venue
EuropaPunktBremen, Am Markt 20, 28195 Bremen

Registration
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Description
Performative Acts of the University of Bremen – an event series, in which – starting with an artistic performative impetus of the Theater of Assemblage – former and current members of the University of Bremen enter into dialogue, with each other and in various public spheres, about the Acts of the University of Bremen.
In the first part of the event (approx. 30 minutes), the Theater der Versammlung zwischen Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kunst works together performatively with students of the Performance Studies program on central charter documents of the University of Bremen (e.g. mission statement, basic statutes, strategy papers). The assemblage choir, the “founding fever,” strategic soloists, and also direct quotes from students, teaching staff, and former employees are brought to the stage by performative means. In the second part of the event (approx. 60 minutes), two to four invited guests – current and former members of various disciplines and status groups of the university (students, teachers, employees, members of the University Executive Board) – talk with each other and with the other guests according to performative rules of play. It’s all about everyday university life in the past and today, about teaching and research as well as questions of lead-giving images and image-shaping leaders, about constitution and constitutionality, about rules and codes, in other words: about the self-image of the University of Bremen in the past and today.

Speakers
to follow

Duration
90 minutes

Venue
Stadtbibliothek Bremen, Wallsaal (Eingang über den Wall), Am Wall 201, 28195 Bremen

Registration
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Friday, 29.10.2021

Description
A research project called “Energy Transfers in the Atmosphere and Ocean” has many scientists from northern Germany studying physical phenomena in the seas and atmosphere. In particular, they focus on complex processes that are transformed and transferred through the energy in the ocean and atmosphere. The results are then incorporated into our current climate models, allowing us to make better predictions for the future. During today’s theme day, we seek to tell you more about internal waves in the ocean and about climate models with lectures and interactive presentations.

Speakers
TRR 181; Jennifer Fandrich, Universität Hamburg; Dr. Stephan Juricke, Jacobs University und Alfred-Wegener-Institut; Dr. Jonas Löb, Universität Bremen

Venue
Übersee-Museum, Bahnhofspl. 13, 28195 Bremen

Description
In addition to the waves on the water’s surface, there are also other, mostly hidden waves inside the oceans. When these “internal waves” break, they help to drive up global ocean circulation and influence the distribution of nutrients and temperatures in the oceans as well as the shape of the ocean floor. Alongside these environmental influences, the currents and density shifts associated with internal waves also affect shipping, underwater navigation, and offshore technologies. While they only move in slow motion, they can spread across the entire ocean basin and reach the size of a skyscraper. Dr. Jonas Löb from the Oceanography research group at the University of Bremen explains how these waves are created, how they break, how they can be observed, and why they influence the predictions of climate models.

Speakers
Dr. Jonas Löb
TRR 181, Universität Bremen

Venue
Übersee-Museum, Bahnhofspl. 13, 28195 Bremen

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Description
There is a lot of talk about weather and the climate right now, and this has been the case for a long time too. They both shape our day-to-day life in a variety of ways. Yet how is the weather actually predicted? And what is actually the difference between weather and climate? This presentation by climate scientist and ocean modeler Dr. Stephan Juricke discusses these questions, the creation of modern weather and climate forecasts, and how all this is connected to chaos.

Speakers
Dr. Stephan Juricke
TRR181, Jacobs University und Alfred-Wegener-Institut

Venue
Übersee-Museum, Bahnhofspl. 13, 28195 Bremen

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Description
This interactive game is about understanding the difference between weather and climate models and visualizing problems in modeling.
In conjunction with the scientists on the “Energy Transfer in Atmosphere and Ocean" research project, we look at how precise the climate models for northern Germany are.

Speakers
Jennifer Fandrich
TRR 181, Universität Hamburg

Duration
60 minutes

Venue
Übersee-Museum, Bahnhofspl. 13, 28195 Bremen

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Description
The modern world is filled with news and reports that often make it difficult to tell the difference between the truth and lies or unconfirmed reports. In the world of mathematics, however, there is no fake news: a statement is only considered true once it has been proven.
Because proofs are so crucial in mathematics, today we would like to present a few particularly elegant proofs that can be understood with only school knowledge. Each of our stations is dedicated to a proof, and we will do our best to explain all of the steps to you. Questions are allowed, of course.

Speakers
Mitarbeitende und Studierende des Fachbereichs 3 - Mathematik/Technomathematik

Venue
Übersee-Museum, Bahnhofspl. 13, 28195 Bremen

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Description
Take part in a somewhat different tour through the historic center of Bremen. Look at the stones that surround us in the center of Bremen through a different lens. Get to know these stones with the help of a geologist – what they are made of and how they came to be. Find out where you can uncover fossils and which facade was originally deposited as river sand. The downtown area can also offer traces of the ice ages – be prepared to be surprised.

Speakers
Dr. Torsten Bickert
Fachbereich 5 - Geowissenschaften

Duration
120 minutes

Venue
Starting point: Bremer Roland, Am Markt, 28195 Bremen

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Description
After three unusually dry summers from 2018 to 2020 and a summer with extremely high rainfall in some regions, the subject of climate change is still as topical as ever, despite other urgent problems.
Christian Melsheimer is a scientist at the Institute of Environmental Physics at the University of Bremen and has prepared the most important facts and figures regarding climate change in an understandable way. A research focus of Christian Melsheimer is the exploration and observation of the polar regions with the help of satellites.
He will also report on this in his lecture and show that climate change in the Arctic is much stronger than it is at other places in the world. Finally, a line is drawn to us, here in Central Europe, and it is explained why the melting of the ice in the Arctic is also relevant to us.

Speakers
Dr. Christian Melsheimer
Fachbereich 1 - Insitut für Umweltphysik

Duration
90 minutes

Venue
Ecos Office Center Bremen, Fly Deck, Teerhof 59, 28199 Bremen

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Description
In this lecture, we will give an introduction to mathematical optimization methods, using the example of packing problems. Packing problems play an important role both in everyday life and in industrial and business contexts. Everyone is familiar with the problem of trying to use the limited space in their suitcase optimally. From an abstract perspective, this problem is very similar to that of loading a container for shipment in the most profitable way or putting together the most successful football team possible with a predefined budget. We will present various packing problems and give an overview of the solutions.
We will differentiate between the hammer – as a symbol for using very general methods to solve a variety of problems in the same way – and the scalpel – for using highly specialized algorithms that are tailored to very specific problems. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these methods and outline additional challenges that arise in practice when dealing with complex packing problems.

Speakers
Prof. Nicole Megow und Jens Schlöter
Fachbereich 3 -  Mathematik/Informatik

Duration
45 minutes

Venue
Teerhof58, Teerhof 58, 28199 Bremen

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Description
Congestion on the roads not only increases our travel time, but also costs a lot of money and causes increased greenhouse gas emissions. Mathematical methods can help reduce congestion on our roads. A particular challenge in the optimization of private transport is that the route chosen by road users cannot be directly controlled.
In the lecture, we will consider and discuss different concepts and challenges for mathematical transport network optimization.

Speakers
Prof. Daniel Schmand
Fachbereich 3 - Mathematik/Informatik

Duration
45 minutes

Venue
Teerhof58, Teerhof 58, 28199 Bremen

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Description
From October 2019 to September 2020, the research icebreaker Polarstern drifted for a year with the sea ice from the Russian arctic to the Fram Strait between Greenland and Spitsbergen. The objective of the international MOSAiC expedition – under the leadership of the Alfred Wegener Institute – is to better understand the arctic climate system and to improve climate models. To this end, a heavily interdisciplinary measurement program is of great importance that covers the areas of atmosphere, ocean, sea ice, biology, and biogeochemistry. The focus of this lecture will be on sea ice and satellite remote sensing.
For more than 40 years, satellite measurements have shown the drastic decrease in arctic sea ice. The increase in temperature in the arctic is more than double the global mean. This phenomenon – called “polar amplification” – is one of the currently most observed indicators of global climate change. There were clear signals of this change even during the year of the MOSAiC expedition.
Satellites are the only option for observing changes like these over longer periods as well as for the entire arctic. To develop new methods and improve existing ones, a comprehensive remote-sensing program was carried out during the MOSAiC expedition.
Dr. Gunnar Spreen from the University of Bremen, who helped organize the MOSAiC expedition and was on board the Polarstern during the first and last of the five sections of the trip, will report on his impressions and the initial research results.

Speakers
Dr. Gunnar Spreen
Fachbereich 1 - Insitut für Umweltphysik

Duration
60 minutes

Venue
Ecos Office Center Bremen, Fly Deck, Teerhof 59, 28199 Bremen

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Samstag, 30.10.2021

Description
The dream of humanity to travel to Mars will soon become a reality: several countries are working hard on the technical implementation and are constantly trying to one-up each other with regard to target dates. To be successful on Mars, humans have to manage to make use of the local resources and to be largely independent from Earth. At the same time, Mars offers the opportunity for humans to learn from the mistakes of Earth and establish sustainable life on the planet.
The scientists of the University of Bremen are dealing with precisely the question of how to do this. With short keynote lectures, we will provide thought-provoking ideas for how sustainable life could look on Mars. We will then transition to a thorough discussion between the audience and scientists.

Speakers
Dr. Christiane Heinicke, Dr. Cyprien Verseux, Prof. Armin Dekorsy, Prof. Lucio Colombi Ciacchi
Fachbereich 4, Fachbereich 8, Fachbereich 9, Zentrum für angewandte Raumfahrttechnologie und Mikrogravitation (ZARM), MAPEX Center for Materials and Processes

Duration
120 minutes

Venue
Markthalle 8, Domshof 8-12, 28195 Bremen

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Description
The dream of humanity to travel to Mars will soon become a reality: several countries are working hard on the technical implementation and are constantly trying to one-up each other with regard to target dates. To be successful on Mars, humans have to manage to make use of the local resources and to be largely independent from Earth. At the same time, Mars offers the opportunity for humans to learn from the mistakes of Earth and establish sustainable life on the planet.
The scientists of the University of Bremen are dealing with precisely the question of how to do this. With short keynote lectures, we will provide thought-provoking ideas for how sustainable life could look on Mars. We will then transition to a thorough discussion between the audience and scientists.

Speakers
Dr. Christiane Heinicke, Dr. Cyprien Verseux, Prof. Armin Dekorsy, Prof. Lucio Colombi Ciacchi, Prof. Sebastian Fehrler
Fachbereich 4, Fachbereich 8, Fachbereich 9, Zentrum für angewandte Raumfahrttechnologie und Mikrogravitation (ZARM), MAPEX Center for Materials and Processes

Duration
120 minutes

Venue
Markthalle 8, Domshof 8-12, 28195 Bremen

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Description
Music has a certain potential when it comes to politics. Social and political movements use music to help people identify with the ideas of the movement. Artists also use music as an instrument for political commentary. Beyond this lyrical potential, there are also musicians who get directly involved in politics. In my lecture, I will present a current and particularly famous case of one artist who is trying to move his lyrical potential onto the political stage. The focus here is on Uganda and the musician Bobi Wine.
At the beginning of the year, Bobi Wine ran against Yoweri Museveni – who has been in power since 1986 – in the Ugandan presidential election. Using his “People Power” movement, and subsequent National Unity Platform party – but also with the help of an alliance with other musicians – he attempted to challenge the incumbent president. The government responded to this challenge with repression and by splitting up the movement and alliance. But the lecture is not intended to merely address the limits of this activist musician. To bring it to a close, I will briefly illuminate what the potential medium-term results of these alliances – as challengers of the government – could be.

Speakers
Julian Friesinger
Fachbereich 8

Duration
60 minutes

Venue
Klub Dialog, Am Deich 86, 28199 Bremen

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16.-30.10.2021

Description
An open-access rally with Actionbound through Bremen's city centre via mobile devices.
Technical requirements: Your own mobile device with the corresponding free Actionbound app: en.actionbound.com.

Speakers
Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek (SuUB) Bremen

Duration
individually

Venue
entire city centre of Bremen

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