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Antje Boetius to give Marsilius Lecture

  • 07.15.2021 |

    On July 16, 4 pm (CEST), the Marsilius Lecture by Antje Boetius will be made available.         


    Antje Boetius is Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, and Professor of Geomicrobiology at the University of Bremen. 2013 she was awarded the Hector Science Prize. She is an internationally recognized deep-sea researcher who explores the diversity and biogeochemistry of the ocean, including its polar regions.

    In the Marsilius Lecture, which will be available as a recording on the YouTube channel of Heidelberg University from July 16 at 4 pm (CEST), Hector Fellow Boetius reports on new observations in the ice-covered arctic oceans and on the effects of climate change on life from the arctic regions to the global deep sea. She discusses the connection of ocean developments with the development of society and addresses our opportunities to achieve sustainable conservation of the oceans and polar regions.

    Once a semester, the Marsilius College of Heidelberg University organizes the Lecture. Here, outstanding scholars are invited to speak on topics that affect both the academic and general public. Following the Lecture, the Marsilius College awards Professor Boetius with the Marsilius Medal for the promotion of dialogue between scientific cultures.

    Further information about the event (German).