Christian Schumacher // Our partners and supporters BASF and the German Chemical Industry Fund will organise and host a science breakfast on 4 July early in the morning. In an introductory video produced by BASF six young researchers tell their story how chemistry powers energy. What are your ideas for sustainable solutions?
Conceiving the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting we decided there was also room for a few interactive sessions on the fringes of the official programme. We thought that science breakfasts would be the perfect way to start the day and approached some of our partners and supporters with this idea. Fortunately, BASF seized the opportunity and agreed to organise and host a “World Café” session on the topic “It’s All About Chemistry. How we Tackle the Energy Challenges of the Future!”. The scheme is to find out what aspiring young scientists and researchers suggest how to deal with the major energy challenges we are faced with. The initial question may be kept simple: What are the scientific areas we need to look at to make mobility more sustainable in the next decades? Everybody enjoys the comfort of a warm house and ample electricity for cooking and light. How can we make sure that more people on this planet can share this quality of life?
In preparation of the session to be held on 4 July morning, BASF asked us to invite you to discuss how we can tackle these and many other questions. Your comments and ideas will be a major incentive for the science breakfast. Please take some minutes to watch the video below, provided by BASF. Six BASF researchers share their views on power generation, storage and use. Together with our partner, we are looking forward to your comments and first ideas: How can chemistry contribute to solve the energy challenges of tomorrow?
Christian Schumacher, aged 32, is head of communications at the executive secretariat of the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings for which he has been working since 2010. He holds a master’s degree in media science, political science and modern English literature.