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Lunch Lectures

Lunch LecturesThe FRIAS Lunch Lectures Series are dedicated to reflecting on knowledge, science and technology in the broadest sense. Each semester introduces an overarching guiding question, addressed Thursdays between 12:15 and 13:00 by current FRIAS Fellows from the point of view of their disciplines.
The aim of this lecture series is to offer both undergraduate and graduate students and, essentially, everyone interested in public and open exchange on knowledge and science, a first-hand up-to-date account of the research projects at FRIAS, with the opportunity to engage in critical debate. In the winter term 2019/20, the lecture is taking place at HS 1009 in KG I.

 

As of summer term 2018, students can receive 2 ECTS in their “Ergänzungsbereich / Individuelle Studiengestaltung”. See more information and the list of applicable B.A. programmes here.

Thursday 12.15 - 13.00 pm, Freiburg University, KG I, Lecture Hall 1009

Podcasts of all Lunch Lectures at the FRIAS Media Library

 

 

FRIAS Lunch Lectures Winter Term 2019/20: Models and Modelling across Sciences


Modelling is an essential part of many academic disciplines. Models “aim to make a particular part or feature of the world easier to understand, define, quantify, visualize, or simulate by referencing it to existing and usually commonly accepted knowledge.” (Wikipedia on “Scientific modelling”). We are surrounded by models, partly have received most our school book wisdom in individual fields of science from these models. Consider, for example, the billiard ball model of a gas, the Bohr model of the atom, the double helix model of DNA, mouse models in biomedical research, or climate models in the environmental sciences. In this lecture series, we want to inquire into models as one of the principal instruments of modern science from the perspective of different academic disciplines.

 

Previous FRIAS Lunch Lectures



All Events

Title & Description Date Time Location
Lunch Lecture - Tobias Henschen What is a scientific model? Oct 24, 2019 12:15 PM - 01:00 PM University of Freiburg, KG I, HS 1009
Lunch Lecture - Frank Stienkemeier The role of models and theories for understanding nature Oct 31, 2019 12:15 PM - 01:00 PM University of Freiburg, KG I, HS 1009
Lunch Lecture - Monika Fludernik Narratology and modelling Nov 14, 2019 12:15 PM - 01:00 PM University of Freiburg, KG I, HS 1009
Lunch Lecture - Michael Staab How many species are there on Earth? Different models to approximate global species diversity (and is this even possible?) Nov 28, 2019 12:15 PM - 01:00 PM University of Freiburg, KG I, HS 1009
Lunch Lecture - Milena Bertolotti The desire for simplicity in the complexity of living systems Dec 12, 2019 12:15 PM - 01:00 PM University of Freiburg, KG I, HS 1009
Lunch Lecture - Carsten Dormann Which Forecast to trust? Credibility and craftmanship in environmental modelling Jan 09, 2020 12:15 PM - 01:00 PM University of Freiburg, KG I, HS 1009
Lunch Lecture - Andreas Hartmann Backing a model – how to establish predictions from limited observations in water sciences Jan 23, 2020 12:15 PM - 01:00 PM University of Freiburg, KG I, HS 1009
Lunch Lecture - Alice Blumenthal-Dramé Models and Modelling in Linguistics: The role of functional neuroimaging Feb 06, 2020 12:15 PM - 01:00 PM University of Freiburg, KG I, HS 1009