RWTHextern Citizens' Forum Releases New Program for Winter Semester




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RWTHextern Citizens' Forum presents bioeconomy events, November Lectures, and others.


RWTHextern Citizens' Forum will be offering a program of events once again in winter semester 2020/2021 after the pandemic-induced break, fostering exchanges on scientific topics with the public and providing them with insights into science and research at the university. "Like many local residents, RWTH and all its members also had to forgo a lot in the past year and a half – including the stimulating interactions with the public that typify our RWTHextern program. We are, therefore, absolutely delighted that RWTH can now open its doors for our events again," explains Chair of the Board of the Citizens' Forum, Professor Astrid Rosenthal-von der Pütten.

The aim is to inform people in the local area about the activities of RWTH in an entertaining format that is easy to understand and opens up critical dialogue. One focus of the new semester program is the topic of bioeconomy. How can the growing world population be supplied with high-quality food? How can the influence of humans on the earth's climate be minimized? How can raw materials and energy be sustainably provided? Discussions will be held in cooperation with the Bioeconomic Science Center (BioSC). The event Agriculture and Bioeconomy 2050 – The Challenges for Plant Sciences kicks off the new program on October 20.

In cooperation with the Department of Physics, the so-called November Lectures, Understanding Physics!, start November 13. Held over several Saturday mornings, the topics include a physics laboratory for your pocket and new types of crystal. In addition, RWTHextern also offers events as part of a special program for the anniversary exhibition "Lernen. Forschen. Machen by RWTH and the City of Aachen at Centre Charlemagne, which starts October 29. Every Thursday, a series of lectures is open to all, dealing with topics such as the history of RWTH, the Schwerte/Schneider double identity case, and research topics, for example, the energy transition.