The Academy together with Martin Wolf, Managing Director for the Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max Planck Gesellschaft and Professor Gerhard Ertl, Nobel Chemistry laureate 2007. Photo: Anna Kjellström
We also made exciting visits to Max Planck Fritz-Haber Institute where we met Martin Wolf, Managing Director, Bill Hansson, Professor and Vice President of the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, and Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2007, Gerhard Ertl. We also visited the prominent Wissehschaftkolleg. Representatives for the European Research Council (ERC) and the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) also came to visit us during our stay in Berlin.
The Academy’s Vice president, Camilla Svensson, Assistant professor and Group leader in molecular pain research, and Marie Dacke, Associate professor in functional zoology, interact during a coffee break. Photo: Anna Kjellström
Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker, Secretary General HFSP and former Secretary General ERC, and Director General for DFG, Germany’s research council. Photo: Anna Kjellström
The activities of the Young Academy of Sweden are based on the so-called academy meetings; two-day residential gatherings currently held four times per year. The venue rotates between cities around Sweden and abroad to enable the academy to meet significant people and institutions in their local environments. The academy members convene to discuss and make decisions about the academy’s organisation and activities. New ideas are brought up and explored, members present their research to one another, and different interdisciplinary initiatives take place. The Young Academy invites a wide array of leading personalities from the scientific community, and informal discussions with guests are central to the programme.
Berlin seen from the Kollhoff-Tower. Photo: Sascha Kohlmann