Fall Term 2022: Science Communication

The CDS Brownbag HS22 is dedicated to the topic of Science Communication: Conveying Evidence, Risk, and Uncertainty.

The communication of scientific evidence has become of imperative interest, in particular given the backdrop of recent and anticipated financial, health, and ecological crises that require informed, evidence-based decisions. This semester's program is concerned with both theoretical and practical efforts to improve science communication and public engament with science with respect to communicating evidence, risk, and uncertainty. 

 

Date  

Time

Topic

Presenter

Location

Tuesday

20-Sep

12:00-13:00
SEMESTER START
 
 Rm 00.007 // Zoom

Tuesday

27-Sep

12:00-13:00

How to communicate uncertainty? – Practical examples of a public scientific institution

Dr. Suzan Fiack, Head of Press and Public Relations, Department Risk Communication, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)

Abstract and background readings

Dr. Suzan FiackRm 00.007 // Zoom

Tuesday

04-Oct

12:00-13:00Brown Bag Rm 00.007 // Zoom

Tuesday

11-Oct

12:00-13:00Brown Bag Rm 00.007 // Zoom

Tuesday

18-Oct

12:00-13:00Brown Bag Rm 00.007 // Zoom

Tuesday

25-Oct

12:00-13:00Brown Bag Rm 00.007 // Zoom

Tuesday

26-Oct

17:00-19:00

10th Bernoulli Lecture 

Prof. Dr. Karen Douglas, Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Kent, UK

Additional information

Prof. Dr. Karen DouglasBernoullianum

Tuesday

01-Nov

12:00-13:00Brown Bag Rm 00.007 // Zoom

Tuesday

08-Nov

12:00-13:00Brown Bag Rm 00.007 // Zoom

Tuesday

15-Nov

12:00-13:00Brown Bag Rm 00.007 // Zoom

Tuesday

22-Nov

12:00-13:00Brown Bag Rm 00.007 // Zoom

Tuesday

29-Nov

12:00-13:00Brown Bag Rm 00.007 // Zoom

Tuesday

06-Dec

12:00-13:00Brown Bag Rm 00.007 // Zoom

Tuesday

13-Dec

12:00-13:00Brown Bag Rm 00.007 // Zoom

Tuesday

20-Dec

12:00-13:00Brown Bag and Wrap Up Rm 00.007 // Zoom

Brown BagThe CDS brownbag (colloquium) takes place in the form of weekly one-hour group meetings and is a forum for discussion and training for MSc students and CDS staff members. 

HackathonEvery semester all students and CDS members participate in a joint programming hackathon aimed at developing data-analysis skills (data visualization, programming, statistical modeling). Whenever necessary and desired, MSc students can receive prior training (e.g., during the CDS brown-bag colloquium or through additional workshops) to ensure a productive hackathon. For an example of a recent project and associated Hackathon please click here.

If you have any questions related to CDS events, please contact Laura Wiles.

To see previous CDS events, please go to previous events.


Other events

Students and faculty staff of the CDS department are also invited to take part in sessions and workshops of related interdisciplinary networks. Please check their individual website for details.