Café Scientifique

since July 2013
At Café Scientifique researchers present their research in an entertaining and understandable way to a broad public, so that they can discuss their findings with the audience.

The »Kaffeehaus« was more than a mere gastronomical institution in past centuries. It was a place for social exchange and gatherings, where people discussed ideas and opinions. Café Scientifique reconnects to this tradition: already institutionalized in various cities, this event format makes scientific topics accessible for a broad audience in a relaxed atmosphere. After a comprehensible talk, findings and topics are discussed with the audience. The cluster of excellence BrainLinks-BrainTools of the University of Freiburg and the Bernstein Center Freiburg started such a Café series in 2013 in Freiburg, Germany.

Cooperation Partners
Bernstein Center Freiburg
various scientist from biology, computer science, medicine and philosophy
More Participants
Target Group
scientists, artists and the public

More than a dozen events were organized by the Bernstein Center Freiburg and BrainLinks-Braintools so far. The first one was »Schöne neue Neuro-Welt – Die Zukunft des Gehirns« by Rüdiger Vaas in 2013. Other topics were for example the control of movement in the brain, Depression or a feeling prosthesis. These events mostly take place in alternance with Science Jams at the Bernstein Werkstatt, the old workshop of the Bernstein Center Freiburg (Hansastr.9a Freiburg, Germany).

The latest results
from neuroscience research and more
are presented and discussed
in a relaxed atmosphere.

Café Scientifique present science in a layer back context

Related Links:
Here you can read up on all past events at the Berstein Werkstatt
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Video/Podcast of the events (in German)

Chirurgie der Emotionen:
Café No. 11
Erzähler des Gehirns: Eine Hommage an Oliver Sacks
Café No. 6
Brain Quiz
Science Slam: Katharina Heining
Cooperation partners
Involved Participants
  • various scientist from biology, computer science, medicine and philosophy
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