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Long Night of the Sciences Halle 2023

In 2023, the Long Night of Sciences in Halle will take place for the 20th time! What will the future of agriculture look like? What opportunities does green genetic engineering offer to address global food crises? With a program of lectures and project presentations, IAMO warmly welcomes visitors.


Program at IAMO

Presentation / Information stand

from 17:00
Test your moral atlas with us!
Gabi Waldhof, Rita Kopp
Genetic engineering, vaccinations, animal welfare - heated polarized debates often leave consumers perplexed: Who should we believe? The scientists Gabi Waldhof and Rita Kopp provide orientation between fake news, factual knowledge and moral concepts.

from 17:00
Understanding purchasing decisions with virtual reality
Dr. Ivan Duric
IAMO's XR Lab uses the latest technology to research on consumer behavior. What factors influence what we put in the shopping cart? At the information booth, researchers show how virtual reality tools provide us with insights.


17:30 - 18:00
Stay or go? Migration in times of climate change
Dr. Kathleen Hermans
One in three people worldwide face threats to their livelihoods due to climate change. As a result of droughts and extreme weather events, many people are leaving their homes. In her talk, Kathleen Hermanns explains why the frequently used term climate refugee is nevertheless misleading.

18:30 - 19:00
Green genetic engineering between science and politics
Dr. Robert Hoffie
There is a lively debate going on in the EU about reforming genetic engineering law. Robert Hoffie from IPK Gatersleben will explain which methods are involved, what they can achieve and what science-based regulation could look like.

19:30 - 20:00
Time for a turnaround in agriculture and agricultural policy?
Prof. Dr. Alfons Balmann
Agriculture is often criticized because of many environmental and animal welfare problems. At the same time, the world's population is growing and wants to be safely supplied. So what will agriculture look like in the future? Will robots soon be tilling the fields?


Research goes Brass!
Between the lectures, IAMO Director Thomas Herzfeld and his "Trio Buntmetall" will play trombones and tuba. You can expect a rousing mix of swing, pop, rock and heavy metal!


Ökoase - Finest delicacies from vegetables
The catering stand of Ökoase awaits you again this year. With fresh and regional ingredients vegetarian delicacies will be created. Come by - we are looking forward to you!



Sina Lehmann

Sina Lehmann

Public Relations
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