The Science Tour of Heidelberg and Network Event

Bringing together European members of National Association of Science Writers NASW*, International Science Writers ISWA** and the German Baden-Württemberg local group of science writers around Judith Rauch!

A Two-Day Event at:

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  • The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS)
  • The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
  • The House of Astronomy and Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA)


Tuesday 29 September @ HITS

9.30:  Morning-Welcome talk by Dr. Peter Saueressig, Head of Communications

The Structure of the Universe and Dark Matter – Dr. Volker Springel

Speed Interviewing with Representatives of the 15 Topic Groups!

Lunch will be provided in the excellent HITS cafeteria

Afternoon – Presentations by Science Journalists

The Statistics of Being a Freelancer – L. Krumenaker

Things I’ve Learned about Freelancing in Europe – C. Reed

The 100th Anniversary of Chemical Weapons – S. Everts

Science Debates as a new tool in International Science Journalism – H.-J. Neubert

There’s room for addition presentations—proposals welcome!
Evening – Dinner at a restaurant TBA

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Wednesday 30 September

Morning@EMBL: Short talks on current research topics of the institute, e.g. personalised health plus a 2nd scientific speed dating opportunity with some of the researchers.  Also a tour through the Advanced Training Centre which is quite spectalular, followed by lunch.

Afternoon@MPIA and the House of Astronomy, including a program in their spectacular digital planetarium!

Conference end: 17.00

Space is limited to about 20 persons.  Accommodations: Hotel Denner,  Hotel BoardingHouse Heidelberg at discount or others.  All-day tickets for public transportation are being provided, a tour on the Neckar River aboard a solar boat is planned.


More details, questions or to make reservations, please email or call:

Dr. Larry Krumenaker or  or +49 (0)176 7273 5831


* NASW, Nat. Assoc. of Science Writers, United States, founded 1934, 2nd oldest organized group of science writers and science journalists in the world.
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** ISWA, Int. Science Writers, founded 1967, oldest world-wide operating organization of science writers and science journalists. ISWA LOGO
The ISWA and NASW science tour and network event is being organized in collaboration with the
European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations EUSJA and  the German Science Writers Association TELI.

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See also posting of World Federation of Science Journalists WFSJ –>