Watch out tweeps: The first Dresden ScienceTweetup will take place on September 26th, 2015, focusing on light in research during the International Year of Light. Up to twelve bloggers and users of social media platforms can discuss with top scientists and get exclusive insights into the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetic (MPI-CBG), two leading research institutions in Dresden.
The participants will communicate their impressions live during the ScienceTweetup with photos, videos, tweets, or texts – whether on Twitter, Instagram, or their science blogs. The Twitter-Account for this Tweetup is @ScienceTweetup and the Hashtag #ScienceTweetup. There is also a Facebook group for exchange. This ScienceTweetup is organized by the HZDR and the MPI-CBG.
The ScienceTweetup is planned for 26 September 2015 from 11am to 5pm at both institutes. Free Wi-Fi will be provided. There will be free snacks and drinks and a shuttle bus from the central train station to the HZDR and the MPI-CBG.
1. The Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
For the world of tomorrow – energy, health and matter research by scientists from 50 nations.
ELBE – Center for High-Power Radiation Sources: Materials science with brilliant radiation and particle acceleration with light.
- The heart of ELBE: The superconducting linear accelerator
- Electron sources – creating particles with unique superconducting laser technology
- Main accelerator – with superconductivity to 99,992% of the speed of light
- About infrared and terahertz radiation: free electron lasers unravel mysteries of new materials
- Focusing beams of light: The high-power lasers DRACO and PENELOPE
- Speeding up particles with lasers – research on modern accelerator technology and compact laser accelerators for cancer therapy
- On the way to one of the most powerful laser systems in the world –the petawatt laser PENELOPE
2. The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
500 researchers, 50 nations, 1 research mission: How do cells form tissues?
- Rows upon rows of deep blue tanks and neon-colored fish: the fish facility
- Optical tweezers, openSPIM, and optogenetics: speed dating with MPI-CBG scientists
- The beauty of the microcosm: The Light Microscopy Facility. Microscopy is a major tool for biologists. It helps to make the invisible visible and generate new knowledge.
- Beating hearts in 3D: SPIM has the unique ability to image biological systems for extended periods of time and in three dimensions without damaging the specimens. At the MPI-CBG, there are microscopes that don’t exist anywhere else in the world and with which we can see what no one else can see.
Please register – the deadline is 4th September 2015
To apply, please use the form below. The event is restricted to a maximum of 12 participants. It’s not “first come, first serve”: If there are more than 12 applications, we will chose a diverse group of 12 participants and add the other candidates to a waiting list. The decision is final.
Age requirements: Participants must not be under 18 years of age. Pregnant and breast-feeding women must not enter the ELBE radiation protection area.
Travel expenses, accommodation, and meals will not be reimbursed.
The registration deadline is 4th September 2015 (8pm). All applicants will be informed about the status of their application by 11th September the latest. Invites cannot be transferred to other tweeps.