Soapbox Science 2018 Munich

Do you want to know more about what scientists are doing day in – day out? What great discoveries are happening right now and what to expect in the next 10 years? Come to talk to some great German scientists who stepped out of their laboratories and stepped on a soapbox in the centre of Munich for a day and are happy to share their knowledge with you!

The first Soapbox Science Munich event will take place on Saturday, 7th of July, from 2 to 5 pm at the Odeonsplatz. Twelve scientists, originating from different corners of the world, will step onto their soapboxes to tell you more about the exciting work they do. After a successful introduction to Germany in Berlin, Munich also wants to bring this format of interactive science communication to the people.
Talks will be both in English and German and promise to be easy to understand and inspirational!

Join us and add a little extra excitement to your summer Saturday afternoon!

The organizers are a team of scientists from different nationalities living in Munich, where we study a range of topics within life sciences. We are organising this event to fulfil our common goals: make science available for people of all backgrounds and ages, and empower future female scientists.

Details of the location and timing of the event

Date:  Saturday 7th July 2018

Address: Odeonsplatz in front of the Feldherrnhalle

Time: 2pm – 5pm



Selected from a competitive pool of researchers, our 12 speakers will be sharing their work in technology, science, medicine and engineering. The speakers and their discussion topics are:

Dora Dzvonyar (@DzDorie), Technical University of Munich “Softwareentwickler und Änderungen: Eine verkorkste Liebesbeziehung (Software Developers and Change: a Love-Hate Relationship)”

Prof. Dr. Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac, University of Zagreb – Faculty of Law; Max Planck Partner Group for Balkan Criminology “Violence Lab; Gewaltforschungslabor”

Mariana Avezum, TU München “How will we get to work in 20 years?”

Kristina Kaiser, TUHH “‘Wie flexible Photonik unsere medizinische Versorgung verändert (How flexible photonics changes our medical care systems)”

Dr. Antonia Misch (@AntoniaMisch), LMU Munich “Warum Stereotype wichtig sind (Why stereotypes matter)”

Veronika Zhiteneva, Technical University of Munich “Your poop + bugs + machine learning = drinking water”

Dr. Judith Pérez Velázquez, Helmholtz Zentrum München “Mathematical Biology”

Lisa Riedmayr, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich “Die Geschichte eines Viruses, der um dein Augenlicht kämpft (the story of a virus fighting for your sight)”

Luisa dos Santos Buinhas, Institute of Space Technology & Space Applications – Munich Bundeswehr University “Living in Space – Reality or Science Fiction?”

Dr. Maria Spletter, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München “Using flies to understand heart and muscle disease”

Liliana Pedro, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases e. V. (DZNE) “Looking inside our brain…”