The GYA’s host academy will present a review of its work after ten years of having embodied the role of National Academy of Sciences of Germany. The Leopoldina, founded in the 17th century, will use its 2018 Annual Meeting to report on its working groups, opinions and international activities.
The meeting will be split into four main topics: ‘Science and Society’ will include contributions to demography and socialization; ‘Environment and Energy’ will focus on Africa, food security, the future of energy supply and artificial photosynthesis; ‘Diseases and their risks’ will be discussed, not least in connection with drug resistance migration; and ‘Modern Technologies and Digitization’ will include discussions on big data, as well as topics related to the future, including quantum technology and robotics.
This year during the annual meeting, the Leopoldina will award the Leopoldina Early Career Award, endowed with €30,000 and supported by the Commerzbank Foundation. Every two years, this prize is awarded to junior scientists for outstanding achievements in a field represented by the Leopoldina.
Guests of the Annual Meeting also include approximately 40 talented students from all over Germany.