Helmholtz Center introduces itself
Anyone who is new may also break new ground. This was apparently the idea of the Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA), which was founded at the beginning of 2019. On Facebook, the experts for cyber security published a music video in which the artist EstA presents the Saarbrücken-based centre in a rap. However, CISPA was not the first research institution with a rap song: The Large Hadron Rap of the large-scale research facility CERN in Switzerland has been available on YouTube since 2008, with scientists picking up the microphone themselves.
That’s how it works
Scientists on Twitter
Networking via social media is also worthwhile for scientists. Practical tips on how researchers can use Twitter, Facebook and the like for themselves are given in the article “How to use Twitter to further your research career”, which appeared on nature.com. Twitter, for example, is a good way to bring new releases or changes in the team directly into the community, according to the author Jet-Sing M. Lee. The short news service also offers the opportunity to contact researchers directly and thus serves as a “gateway” to science for laypersons.
Journey into the future
We invite you to Open Day
We expect up to 20,000 visitors at Forschungszentrum Jülich at our “Open Day” on 7 July 2019. The topic: a journey into the future. All those who are enthusiastic about science are welcome. In their laboratories on the Jülich campus, researchers show where the journey is heading: for example, by presenting experiments and large-scale equipment with which they can look into the world of tomorrow. There’s also the chance for participation: in a campus rally, children and youth become little researchers themselves. Admission is free.
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Images: CISPA, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Bloomicon/shutterstock.com, Texts: Marcel Bülow