Prof. Benjamin List: “Communicating science accurately is vital – otherwise we will never achieve trust in science”
Prof. Dr Benjamin List was awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on asymmetric catalysis alongside David MacMillan from Princeton University. He studied chemistry at the Free University of Berlin and earned his doctorate at Goethe University Frankfurt (1997, Prof. G. Mulzer). He worked at the Scripps Research Institute Department of Molecular ...
Between truth and trust – young and established scientists discuss public trust in research
The pandemic has changed a lot in our society, including the perception of science by the general public, politicians and governments. The general media has increasingly covered science news during the rise of the health crisis. Shortly after the start of the coronavirus outbreak, public confidence in scientists increased according to a May 2020 survey. ...
Sophie Gutenthaler: “Understanding a process is the key to not being afraid or suspicious of it”
Sophie Gutenthaler received a B.Sc. in Biochemistry and Chemistry and a M.Sc.in Chemistry from LMU Munich, supported by a Deutschlandstipendium. As part of her studies, she gained international experience during a three-month research internship at the University of York, funded by PROSALMU. During her master’s studies, she led science workshops for gifted children and was ...
CONCISE Project : a European-wide debate on science communication
How do citizens keep themselves informed about the most controversial scientific issues? Which sources of information do they choose? A two-year project aims to answer these questions in order to obtain valuable information on communication to the public, to be taken into account for the near future.
ESMH workshop: Tackling mis/disinformation in Science Feb. 6-8, 2019
Scientists & journalists discussed about disinformation & the need to ensure better circulation of sound scientific information at the ESMH workshop .
A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Zsolt Demetrovics about screen addiction
Interview with Zsolt Demetrovics, Professor of psychology at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary. Gaming is the most problematic internet related activity today. What is the better predictor of PUI, psychiatric symptoms or time spent online? Zsolt Demetrovics: Time spent online is not the best predictor of internet related problems. There is an association, ...
Antibiotics on farms: Europe starts to curb bad practices
Resistant infections kill an estimated 33 000 people in the European Union annually.