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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

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Title & Description Date Time Location
Lunch Lecture - Stefan Kaufmann Societal Resilience. On the Ambivalences of a Concept Dec 03, 2020 12:15 PM - 01:00 PM Zoom-Meeting
Lunch Lecture - Luisa Cortesi Amphibious Omens: Adapting to Dangerous Wetness Dec 17, 2020 12:15 PM - 01:00 PM Zoom-Meeting
Lunch Lecture - Philippe Hamman & Aurélie Choné Concepts, Discourses and Uses of Resilience in Literary and Social Science Studies Jan 14, 2021 12:15 PM - 01:00 PM Zoom-Meeting
Lunch Lecture - Patrick Sakdapolrak Translocal Resilience. Environmental Change, Migration and Social Resilience in Rural Thailand. Jan 28, 2021 12:15 PM - 01:00 PM Zoom-Meeting
Lunch Lecture - Ingo Krossing Resilience in Chemical Systems and Processes Feb 11, 2021 12:15 PM - 01:00 PM Zoom-Meeting