Lectures – kinderuni

Children’s University Dresden

Program for the summer semester 2018



Program for the summer semester 2018

Our new lecture time becomes colorful and exciting. Just the right mix for curious children’s university students. But see for yourself:

How does a butterfly live??

Dr. Matthias nut
Head of Section Lepidoptera, Senckenberg Museum of Animal Science Dresden

What would a summer meadow be without the silent and colorful butterflies flying on it? And where are they in winter? Butterflies are quick-change artists. As children, they look very different than when they are full-grown. But they always feed on plants. In this lecture, you will learn what these hold and how to cultivate a meadow so that butterflies can live on it, by an insect researcher.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 – 17:30
German Hygiene Museum, Great Hall

What are the trees telling??

Dr. Solvejg Nitzke
Literary scholar at the Institute of German Studies, Dresden University of Technology

Trees are more active than we think. They produce oxygen and fruits, provide shade and are not only talkative to each other. There are trees that beat when annoyed. Some also help defeat big villains. Some were once people and quite a few have a lot to talk about. This is not just in fairy tales like this or in fantasy novels … Together, we will make a journey into the world of trees and see how similar real and fictional trees are. How do we make the trees speak? What stories do they have to tell? How and where can we hear or read these stories? And maybe we can even tell ourselves like a tree?

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 – 17:30
German Hygiene Museum, Great Hall

Where do all the heroes come from??

PD Dr. Wieland Schwanebeck
Literary scholar at the Department of English and American Studies, Dresden University of Technology

Image: Wikimedia Commons (edited by Wieland Schwanebeck)

As long as people tell stories, heroes play a big role in them – and these stories are similar in many ways, whether they’re from ancient Greece, the Middle Ages or our time, like the Harry Potter books. With many examples from old and new stories, movies and games, we’ll look at what a typical “hero’s journey” is, what tools heroes always have with them, and why people need adventurous heroic stories. Together, we also want to consider why these stories will probably find an enthusiastic audience in 1000 years.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019; 17:30
Dresden University of Technology, Lecture Hall 3 in the Lecture Hall Center

What can DNA tell us about the abilities of living beings??

Dr. Michael Hiller
TUD Young Investigator, bioinformatics scientist at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics

What determines what looks and abilities a living thing possesses? For the most part the genetic material, so the DNA. DNA is a long sequence of letters. In contrast to the German language, which uses 26 different letters, the DNA consists of only four letters, namely A, C, G and T. In the lecture you will learn what we read out of these four letters in the DNA about the properties of living things can. It will be specifically about the DNA of humans, guinea pigs, bats and sperm whales and genes and vitamins.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019; 17:30
Dresden University of Technology, Lecture Hall 3 in the Lecture Hall Center

Photos: Technical University Dresden
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