The 20-minute individual chats with experts from the Leibniz Association take place on August 18 and can now be booked in advance.

25/02/2021 | On March 18, Leibniz researchers will answer questions on topics that touch everyday life. "Book a Scientist. Book a Scientist" offers a unique chance to talk to an expert from the Leibniz Association for 25 minutes.

What does hip-hop sound like in Central Asia? What does peace have to do with Covid-19? What role do different hop varieties play in the flavor of a craft beer? What are living medicines? How can stress be measured in animals? What do you do with a -269 degree Celsius cold diamond? How are galaxies weighed? And what are the differences between say and mean?

The individual, 25-minute, one-on-one sessions will take place online on March 18, 2021. Safe your "date" with a smart Leibniz mind now!

The Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) is also participating again with an exciting mix of social and natural science topics from the marine reasearch.

  • Dr. Annette Breckwoldt: Reef Passages in the South Pacific: Breakthrough for Tropical Ecosystems and Local People? | 12:00 p.m. | 12:30 p.m.
  • Dr. Marion Glaser & Dr. Samiya Selim: What are the consequences of climate change for the people of Bangladesh and how can research help? | 12.00 h | 12.30 h | 13.00 h
  • Dr. Holger Kühnhold: Future food from the sea | 12.00 h | 12.30 h | 13.00 h | 17.00 h | 18.00 h
  • Prof. Dr. Nils Moosdorf: Everything is connected to everything else: The Earth as a Complex System | 12.00 h | 12.30 h | 13.00 h | 17.00 h | 17.30 h | 18.00 h
  • Peter Steiglechner: The bun is more than the sum of its crumbs: Surprising phenomena in mathematical models | 12.00 h | 12.30 h | 13.00 h | 17.00 h | 17.30 h | 18.00 h
  • Prof. Dr. Hildegard Westphal: Sea level rise: What can save sinking islands? | 12.00 h | 12.30 h | 13.00 h

To reserve a conversation with a Leibniz expert, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, chosen topic, and desired time slot. You will receive a confirmation email if the appointment is still available.

Choose from more than 150 topics in the following areas for your discussion:- Health, Aging & Nutrition

  • Literature, Culture & History

  • Media, Journalism & Internet

  • People, Nature & Ecosystems

  • Politics, Society & Religion

  • Language, Education & Open Science

  • Environment, Mobility & Energy

  • Space, Galaxies & Astrophysics

  • Economy, Work & Technology

All topics and dates can be found here: