Series of Talks »Blick über den Tellerrand«

Once every month, the Fraunhofer ITWM opens its doors and invites everyone who is interested to broaden their horizon. The interdisciplinary lecture series »Blick über den Tellerrand« of the Felix Klein Center for Mathematics presents different perspectives on a wide spectrum of topics in the area of science and technology.

Exciting experts from a wide range of fields will speak and discuss with the guests. Everyone is cordially invited and admission is free. The event will take place on site at the Fraunhofer Center and will also be broadcast virtually.

Blick über den Tellerrand (Thinking Outside the Box)

The hybrid talks are only available in German.

Blick über den Tellerrand in February 2024

»The Dilemmas of Transformation – The Socio-Ecological Dilemma of Simultaneity«

Thursday, 8. February 2024

5:00 – 6:30 PM

Please note the date outside the series!

The ecological restructuring of our economy and way of life – also known as the »Great Transformation« – is confronting modern societies around the world with an unprecedented challenge: the economy and politics, technology and everyday culture must undergo a fundamental change in a short space of time if the most serious effects of climate change are to be contained. The dilemmas arising from the fact that all sectors and systems of society are simultaneously under pressure to change and whether it is possible to escape the dilemmas of the »Great Transformation"« will be the subject of the lecture.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Sighard Neckel (University of Hamburg, Chair of Social Analysis and Social Change)

Prof. Dr. Sighard Neckel is Professor of Social Analysis and Social Change in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Hamburg and a member of the DFG Research Group »Futures of Sustainability«. Prior to his professorship in Hamburg, he held chairs of sociology in Giessen, Vienna and Frankfurt am Main, among others. His research areas are economic and financial sociology, social inequality, emotion research and conflicts over sustainability. His most recent publication is »Kapitalismus und Nachhaltigkeit« (co-edited, Campus-Verlag 2022).

The event will be moderated by Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Küfer. He is the spokesperson for the Felix Klein Center for Mathematics and head of the »Optimization« division and »Optimization in the Life Sciences« department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM.

Participation Options:       

  1. on site in the lecture hall of the Fraunhofer ITWM Fraunhofer-Platz 1, 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany  
  2. by video conference via Microsoft Teams:

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»Blick über den Tellerrand« (Thinking Outside the Box) is an interdisciplinary lecture series of the Felix Klein Center for Mathematics with changing topics.