May 4th, 2019
Warm-up at the Gänseliesel 10:00 AM
March begins 11:00 AM
On Saturday, May 4, the „March for Science“ took place again in Göttingen under the local banner „Science is for Everyone” – the third anniversary of this worldwide event.
A „Warmup“ took place at 10 a.m. at the Gänseliesel, where the public was invited to participate in family-friendly activities, interact with „Ask me anything“ scientists and „Humans of Science“, and a chance for community input regarding science advocacy.
The March for Science started at 11 a.m. and headed to the central campus of the University at the Platz der Göttinger Sieben. A main rally took place, followed by theJunior Science Fair at 12 noon.
Highlights included the following speakers:
- Prof. Dr. Ulrike Beisiegel, President, Georg-August-University Göttingen
- Aniruddha Dutta, Ph.D. Candidate, Max-Planck-Institute for Ferrous MetallurgyResearch GmbH, and winner of the 2018 German Science Slam Championship.
- Alex Dreppec, poetry science slammer.
This year March for Science Göttingen is also pleased to announce a collaboration with the local “Fridays For Future” movement, and is pleased to welcome members to the stage.
The „March for Science” advocates for freedom in scientific work and promotes the understanding of science—which can directly impact the well-being of individuals, their communities and society. There are alarming trends in the world, including the suppression of scientific freedom, that threaten democracy.
The March for Science Göttingen Team also wants to highlight the fun that can accompany science education. New this year is a Junior Science Fair – open to all interested junior/high school students, as well as university students.
March for Science Göttingen is grateful for the support of the University of Göttingen, the Niedersächsischen Staats – und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen (SUB) and the Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung Göttingen (GWDG).
This is an event for all: young and old, scientists and non-scientists. We will gather at the Gänseliesel, an appropriate symbol for higher education in our city of science, and march down Weenderstraße to the University Auditorium.
If you wish to help us organize, please contact us. There are many things you could do: attend a planning session, come to a sign-making party, act as a science explainer/experimenter on March day, or post one of our flyers.