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Models and Modelling across Sciences 2019/20

FRIAS Lunch Lectures im Wintersemester 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.