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Soapbox Science 2019

On June 1st, 2019 the second edition of the Munich Soapbox Science will bring 12 scientists to the stage at Odeonsplatz. GSN-LMU proudly sponsors the event again


Join the speakers in Odeonsplatz and find out more about Archeology, Artificial Intelligence, Climate studies, and Neuroscience!

  • Date: 1 June, 2019
  • Location: Odeonsplatz, Munich
  • Time: 14:00 – 17:00


Selected from a competitive pool of researchers, our 12 speakers will be sharing their work in technology, science, medicine and engineering. The speakers and their discussion topics are:

  • Dr. Anna Cabré (@AnnaCabreAlbos), University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Institute of Marine Sciences Barcelona, “Climate change: Where does all the heat go?“
  • Prof. Dr. Julia Budka (@jubudka), LMU Munich, “Forget Indiana Jones! Why being an archaeologist is nevertheless a dream job; Vergesst Indiana Jones! Warum Archäologin dennoch ein Traumberuf ist“
  • Prof. Dr. Annette Bussmann-Holder, Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research, “Why are superconductors super?“
  • Dr. Leonie Baier (@ninivechen), LMU Munich, “Sehen mit den Ohren? Wie ich den sechsten Sinn der Fledermäuse erforsche / Can sound paint a picture? How I explore the sixth sense of bats“
  • Dr. Estefania Munoz Diaz, miniVERSUM Akademie / German Aerospace Center (DLR), “The future will be digital. Do you understand robots?“
  • Alexandra Klein (@aexolowski), Max Planck Insitute of Neurobiology, “An Anxious Island in the Brain – Die Ängstliche Insel des Gehirns“
  • Dr. Mariana Alarcón-Correa, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, “Autonomos nanorobots. Science fiction or real life?“
  • Dr. Bhawana Thakur (@thakurbhawana19), Technical University of Munich, “Catch Me If You Can: Pathogen Detection in Drinking Water“
  • Dr. Emilia Jarochowska (@Emiliagnathus), GeoZentrum Nordbayern, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, “How teeth transformed the Earth“
  • Miss Veronica Bessone, M.En., Technical University of Munich, “The Science behind an Olympic Gold“
  • Dr. Sophia Doll, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, “Wofür sind gebrochene Herzen gut?“
  • Muthio Nzau, Technical University of Munich, “Participatory forest management: the case of East African coastal forest biodiversity hotspot“