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Research Scientist @ufz_de #PoliticalScience #Sustainability #SDGs #Water #Philosophy #Nudging. Executive Committee of @GlobalYAcademy. Dad of 3.
15 Feb 20
On Thursday, Angela Merkel @RegSprecher will be at @leopoldina - the 🇩🇪 National Academy of Sciences - and speak about the importance of the role of science at the inauguration of climatologist Gerald Haug. I'll be attending for @GlobalYAcademy & see our friends @Junge_Akademie
Good stuff friends, there's a video at bundeskanzlerin.de/bkin-de that starts with "Not everyone knows Leopoldina".
The cool thing is that just last year, we @GlobalYAcademy brought hundreds of global young scientists to Halle for several days & since we've moved our offices there..
we're coming back over and over again. Last year we were lucky to celebrate our anniversary at @leopoldina with so many friends from @KarambaDiaby to @VladimirSucha Check out a #marchforscience, #artexhibition and many other things we organized globalyoungacademy.net/events/agm-201…
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14 Nov 19
Extraordinarily glad that @GlobalYAcademy is co-organizing @WorldSciForum this year, streamlining young global voices (whether our members or nominated speakers) throughout the conference. Wohoo"

worldscienceforum.org

#wsfbp2019 #worldscienceforum #budapest #sciforum2019
Starting with the @GlobalYAcademy + @IAPartnership Science Leadership Workshop *right from the beginning*

#wsfbp2019 #worldscienceforum #budapest #sciforum2019
Then a wonderful @Junge_Akademie @GlobalYAcademy combination with Marion Schulte zu Berge @miliba01 @DrTolullah @DianaUrge on the responsibility of scientists

#wsfbp2019 #worldscienceforum #budapest #sciforum2019
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31 Oct 19
In the past months, we at @GlobalYAcademy have started to improve the visibility of young global scientists. I'll starting sharing more about what I learned through this about #digitization #academies #wikipedia and the visibility of researchers. Here's a picture of NYAs
#gyawiki
NYAs are national young academies. There are around 50 of them, some have a long and prominent history, some have just started *this week*.

Have a look globalyoungacademy.net/national-young…
NYAs are great (*I'm biased, as Executive Member of the GYA... :):
- scientific excellence is understood both in conventional terms, but also in terms of societal impact
- terms are limited. You have 4-5 years to *really* do work
- are typically very diverse! (@WikiWomenInRed)
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19 Oct 18
As I'm currently co-organizing a large conference again, here are some things academic conferences can do to become more family-friendly. cc @GlobalYAcademy #academicswithchildren #academicmom #academicdad #ecrchat #andascientist

A checklist for the ideal conference: (1/11)
Onsite (subsized or *free*) childcare is the golden ticket of conference family-friendliness. Unfortunately, it is often quite difficult to find funding for this. But if you have it, this will allow parents to really make the most of their attendance. (2/11)
Early on, organizers can publish recommendations on the website & programme for accomodation that is family friendly (bonus points if there are subsidies for it). Likewise with activities and kid-friendly restaurants in the host city. (3/11)
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1 Apr 18
Benefits of having three kids #1:
Absolutely noone (family & others) gives unprompted parenting advice anymore (probably because they gave up).
Benefits of having three kids #2:
Being able to say (in theory) things like: “well, *some* of my kids play Golf”
Benefits of having three kids #3:
Being able to switch from man to zone defense at home.
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