Night of the Profs on November 15, 2019

"Fear makes culture"

Worries, panic, a loss of control: fear has many faces, and it is fuelled by all kinds of crisis, artificial intelligence or climate change, by populist politics, advances in technology or migration. Fear is a necessary part of human nature – an aspect that has been handled differently througout different times, cultures and societies. How it manifests, where and why it originates, and also how we and others deal with it will be the subject of discussion at this year’s Night of the Profs at Kiel University. The evening on Friday, November 15, 2019 will be under the motto "Fear makes culture".

Anyone who is interested is very welcome to attend. Admission is free. There will be guided entry into the buildings and lecture halls for safety reasons. Live broadcasting from packed lecture halls will again be offered and expanded.

This event is jointly offered by the University Board, the General Student Committee (AStA) and the Conference of Student Representatives (Fachschaftsvertreterkonferenz).

The programme

For the grand opening at 6pm, Professor Rudolf Meyer-Pritzl , last year’s Prof of the Night, will fill the large Audimax lecture hall, with over 1,200 seats.

As from 7pm, scientists in six lecture halls simultaneously will immerse to the this year's motto "Fear makes culture". A wide range of topics light up the night’s programme, from autoimmune diseases and Agamemnon code, via minimalism and secret messages, to 3D bioprinting and the digital future. The chemistry lecture "Chemie-Schnack" traditionally forms the colourful ending at midnight.

The full programme of the Night of the Profs will be available by the end of october.

Night of the Profs 2018

Safety

We want everybody to enjoy a great evening. Your safety in this regard is very important to us. That is why a safety concept regulating entry to the buildings and lecture halls was developed for all three event locations.

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