Potsdam Day of Science - the BTU participates

"Research. Discover. Participate." This is the motto of the Potsdam Science Day on Saturday, May 7, 2022. The BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg will once again be involved in this showcase of Brandenburg as a research location with an exciting and informative program.

Departments, institutes and projects of the university present themselves between 1 and 8 p.m. at the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy e.V.. (ATB) in Potsdam-Bornim with eight lectures on current research topics as well as experiments, hands-on activities and information booths. Information will also be provided about the BTU's future-oriented range of courses. More than 30 faculty, students and staff will be on hand.

All-day activities

For example, the "Center for Student Recruitment and Study Preparation - College" with the "Thinking and Action Laboratory of the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg" in the main building of the ATB (Building Z) will offer fantastic experimentation from science throughout the event. On the BTU's experiment street, amazement is pre-programmed. This will also be ensured at the same location by the International Project as a German-Polish cooperation for the promotion of electromobility and the new hands-on laboratory COLab of the BTU. Here, ideas are made tangible with state-of-the-art machines such as 3D printers and laser cutters. At the joint stand of the dual study program and the Central Student Advisory Service, interested parties are invited to individual counseling and virtual campus tours.

Insightful lectures

The BTU's multifaceted lecture program is spread across the ATB's Z, A and E buildings, starting with Prof. Dr. Götz Seibold, head of the Computational Physics department, on "Superconductivity: The Phenomenon That Came in from the Cold." Christian Weicht from the Department of Architecture and Visualization will provide information on applied crime prevention and accompanying scientific research with the research area of crime prevention. Visitors will learn how economics can help with climate adaptation in a joint lecture by Prof. Dr. Frank Wätzold, Chair of Economics, in particular Environmental Economics, and Dr. Kati Krähnert from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. "T-CELL - The Solution for the Energy Turnaround" is the highly topical lecture topic of Prof. Dr. Heinz Peter Berg, who holds the Chair of Internal Combustion Engines and Flight Propulsion Systems at BTU. Bettina Scheffler and Carolin Bahns from the Department of Therapeutic Sciences will address the question "Osteoarthritis and stroke - How can the gap between science and physiotherapy care be closed? Zoe Ingram from the Innovation Hub 13 project of TH Wildau and BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg will report on the Citizen Science project "Too close? - More safety at a distance!", which aims to make cycling safer with the participation of citizens. Dr. Anne Kammel from the Department of Multiparameter Diagnostics is on the trail of the unnoticed life of bacteria in our everyday life in her presentation on the microcosm biofilm. Thomas Hitziger from the Department of Tree Mechanics and Numerical Methods will bring the BTU lecture program to an exciting close. The graduate mathematician will give impressions of the difficulties and challenges of a geoscientific expedition in Greenland.


More than 35 universities, schools and research institutions in Brandenburg will present nearly 160 program items as part of the Potsdam Day of Science. As a member of the organizing proWissen Potsdam e.V., the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg also invites visitors. The event is aimed at the whole family. Admission is free.

Interested parties can find the diverse program and an overview of the participating institutions on the event website: www.ptdw.de.


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Large crowds of visitors at the BTU program for Potsdam Science Day 2018. Photo: BTU, Ralf-Peter Witzmann