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University of Bremen Conferences in September 2021

Three conferences will take place at the University of Bremen in September 2021. They focus on experimental fluid mechanics, advanced training in mathematics, and an interdisciplinary debate surrounding the Anthropocene.

Experimental Fluid Mechanics Conference

The German Association for Laser Anemometry (GALA) will hold its 28th conference on experimental fluid mechanics on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. The GALA conference series has established itself over many years as an interdisciplinary debate forum in the field of fluid research. The conference, which will take place in the GW1 Building lecture hall, will be hosted together with the Bremen Institute for Metrology, Automation and Quality Science (BIMAQ) from the Faculty of Production Engineering.

Should the COVID-19 situation not allow for the conference to take place in person, the event will be held digitally.


Prof Dr.-Ing. habil. Andreas Fischer, BIMAQ, Faculty of Production Engineering, Phone: +49 421 64602 (front office), Email: Gala2021protect me ?!bimaqprotect me ?!.de; Registration and further information available at:

Mathematics Conference

At 9 a.m. on Friday, September 10, 2021, a mathematics conference will take place at the University of Bremen.The conference is made up of an advanced training unit and a state meeting for mathematics spokespersons (Sek I and Sek II grades) in Bremen State. Being able to deal with terms and equations in a sure manner is part of the requisite know-how from grade 8 to the university entry qualifications. Deficits in the area of algebra increase later chances of dropping out of university in the STEM, economics, and some social science degree courses. Alongside the frequent reports on problems, school comparison studies of the Sek I grades prove that there has been a decrease in mathematics performance over the last decade. How can learners remain active with algebra when they would rather develop avoidance strategies due to their existing knowledge gaps?

The mathematics conference is a cooperation between the Senator for Children and Education, the Bremen State Institute for Schools (LIS), and the Faculty of Mathematics / Computer Science at the University of Bremen.


Isabell Harder, UniTransfer; Email: isabell.harderprotect me ?!vw.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de.

Registration at:


Online: "Worlds, Zones, Atmospheres. Seismographies of the Anthropocene"

International Conference of the German Anthropological Association (GAA/DGSKA)

The local effects of climate change or other global crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic are keeping people on their toes. Anthropology and other disciplines of the humanities are continuously engaged in recording these current developments through research and strive to find possible solutions. Therefore, the German Anthropological Association’s annual conference (GAA /DGSKA) from September 27, to October 1, 2021, will focus on the interdisciplinary debate surrounding the Anthropocene. This term is used to characterize the beginning of a geological era since which mankind has become one of the most influential forces on the globe. Across the globe, we have installed infrastructures and technologies, over-exploited natural resources, and contributed to serious ecological changes. Despite the problematic situations on which human beings have their impact, we simultaneously feel empowered to control the future of our planet with all its living beings. However, this idea of the one world is problematic particularly from the perspective of cultural anthropology. Since the beginning of the discipline, it has been about the multiplicity of worlds, which means societies, cultures, and natural environments in which people dwell and by which they have created specific meaning systems in order to find various answers to elementary questions of their existence.

The conference will also focus on how humans shape their relationships with other living beings and material resources, and how new alliances are built considering species extinction and scarcity of resources.

Parallel to the predominantly English-speaking lectures and workshops, current ethnographic films will be presented. The digital event is being organized together with the Department of Anthropology and Cultural Research at the University of Bremen.


Dr. Cordula Weißköppel, Department of Anthropology and Cultural Research, Email: cweisskoeppelprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Information on registration and the film program at:

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