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Is there extraterrestrial life? In the world of science fiction, this question has long been answered. But what is the current state of research into the search for extraterrestrial life? The Einstein Circle "Exploring otherness on Earth and beyond" combines perspectives from the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities to explore otherness both on Earth and beyond.



Together they present what we know about extraterrestrial life and what significance the search for it and the idea of it have for us humans. Everyone has their own ideas about extraterrestrial life - be it in science, society or the media. But how do these concepts actually vary? What are the opportunities and risks associated with the discovery of extraterrestrial life that is being actively researched, and what impact could this discovery have on our society?


The Einstein Circle "Exploring otherness on Earth and beyond" brings together scientists from different disciplines to present their perspectives on the "other" - be it on the surface of Mars, in the depths of the earth's caves, in the human imagination or in the different disciplines of the humanities. Together they convey what they know about extraterrestrial life and what significance the search for it and the idea of it have for people.


Speakers: Members of the Einstein Circle “Exploring otherness on Earth and beyond: Integrating perspectives from natural sciences, social sciences and humanities” and speakers at Einstein in the dome:


• Ulrike Klinger, Professor of Digital Democracy at the European New School for Digital Studies at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder)
• Lena Noack, Professor of Planetology and Remote Sensing in the Department of Geological Sciences, FU Berlin
• Steffi Pohl, Professor of Methods and Evaluation/Quality Assurance in the Department of Educational Science and Psychology, FU Berlin
• Frank Postberg, Professor of Planetology, Head of the Department of Planetology and Remote Sensing, FU Berlin
• Michael Waltemathe, Senior Academic Councilor, represents the professorship for religious education at the Institute for Evangelical Theology at TU Dortmund in the summer semester of 2023


Mickael Baqué is represented by presenter Jochen Müller.

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