Films, books, and other popular knowledge formats have a considerable influence on technology developments. They determine public acceptance, research trends, and funding. Examples are mobility, robotics, nuclear power or particle physics. For three days, the workshop “Wissenschaftskommunikation, Utopien und Technikzukünfte“ (science communication, utopias, and technology futures) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology will focus on this interface of technology and society. Representatives of the media are cordially invited and kindly asked to register using the form enclosed.
Workshop „Wissenschaftskommunikation, Utopien und
Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 17.00-19.00 hrs
and from September 27 to 28, 2012, 9.00-19.00 hrs,
Seminar room of the Audimax on KIT Campus South,
Straße am Forum 1, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,600 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 23,300 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.