Berlin Science Week: When the Fridays for Future activist met the science communicator…

What do Berlin Science Week participants from different fields who've never met before have in common? As part of our ongoing coverage, we paired Fridays for Future activist Lucia Parbel with Luiza Bengtsson, a biochemist turned science communicator at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine.



By Monika Müller-Kroll and Sylvia Cunningham

Berlin Science Week continues until Nov. 10, bringing scientists from all over the world to Berlin to collaborate, to engage in dialogue, and celebrate science in events throughout the city. Topics range from artificial intelligence to medicine to climate change.

We are joining this dialogue by introducing an element of surprise. We’ve invited two people from different fields who haven’t met before to find out what they are working on and what they have in common.

Today’s pair is Luiza Bengtsson and Lucia Parbel. Lucia is a Fridays for Future activist based in Stuttgart. This fall, she’s taking a break from her studies in agricultural sciences to intern with the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. Luiza is a biochemist turned science communicator who works at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine. What did they talk about? Listen in and find out!

For this year’s program, Lucia helped to organize a Fridays for Future workshop on Nov. 7 at the Museum für Naturkunde. And Luiza Bengtsson is involved with a number of events at Berlin Science Week, including “Wer will’s Besser Wissen?” an interactive show on Nov. 8 that asks the audience to think critically to decipher fact from fiction.

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