Jun 9, 2018
Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften at the Max Delbrück Center
- 16:00 to 23:00
- Public Outreach
- Cooperation & Communication
On June 9, 2018, around 70 institutes in Berlin and Potsdam open their doors for the Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften. The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science takes part this year in collaboration with the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin-Buch. Join us from 16:00 to try out our reconstructed Sanctorian balance, and hear our Institute's scholars discuss topics from the history of genetics to medical physics!
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association, Robert-Rössle-Straße 10, 13125 Berlin, Germany
Our Exhibition: Seventeenth-Century Fitbit (Main Corridor, 16:00–22:00)
We want to explore with you the origins of “self-quantifying,” a practice that is so common to us today. This leads us back to the turn of the seventeenth century. Here we follow the tracks of the physician Sanctorius Sanctorius, who developed a special balance to measure physiological processes in the human body. It was the first time in history that a balance was applied to the human body. Visit us in the main building of the Max Delbrück Center, travel with us in time, and experience Sanctorius' weighing chair yourself. But be warned: it'll need more than just a few clicks!
Cafe Scientifique (Hall, 19:30)
MPIWG Research Coordinator Ohad Parnes speaks on „Epigenetik - Die unvollendete Revolution?“ (in German).
Echt oder Fake? (Hall, 21:30)
Teresa Hollerbach reveals some truths (or not?) about seventeenth-century physiology (in German).
Tickets can be purchased from May 14, 2018 at all S-Bahn and BVG ticket machines and points-of-sale. During the Long Night of the Sciences itself, box offices will be set up in many of the scientific institutions. Venues with box offices are marked with the a €-symbol in the program.
Tickets for the Long Night can also be purchased online on the LNDW website, on eventim.de, or the ticket hotline at +49(0)1806/570070 (call charge of 0.20 €/min from landlines, and max. 0.60 €/min from mobiles). Additional fees apply when purchasing tickets via CTS Eventim.
Getting around with Public Transport
The tickets are valid for public transport (in the fare zone Berlin ABC, including Potsdam) from 14:00 on Saturday, June 9, to 4:00 on Sunday, June 10, 2018, and for the extra shuttle buses running during the event.