Science outside Academia

Nov 30, 2019 to Dec 1, 2019
Rechenzentrum Potsdam, Germany

In direct succession to the symposium "History in Physics: Quantum Gravity" held in Potsdam and organised by BRCP members we are planning to set up a small-scale, two-day meeting on the topic of possible pathways for pursuing research in the domain of natural sciences outside of traditional institutions. Especially the natural sciences are usually envisioned as something 'independent' and 'free', yet inquiries into these domains are practically always socially (economically, politically) conditioned. It is not our objective to 'liberate' science, but to find models that partly resolve this discrepancy by rather liberating the scientist. The focused sessions will thus include discussions about vagabond science, nomadic thinking, rhizomatic structures of knowledge, and community-based publishing.

Rough schedule:
Meeting time: Sat 13:30
Slot 1: Sat 15:00-18:00 "processes in research"
Slot 2: Sat 19:00-22:00 "biographies in science"
Slot 3: Sun 12:00-15:00 (open)
concluding session: 15:00-16:00+

If you are interested to join, either coming to Potsdam/Berlin for this event exclusively or extending your stay after the Quantum Gravity symposium, please register with Markus.

We will probably be forced to collect a small fee (max 20€) since we get the venue cheap but not for free. If you feel you need assistance to organize lodging please also just ask. More information will be provided soon. We hope for an active, curious, and diverse group of 10-15 people to spend a stimulating BRCP weekend together!

docu here