Max Planck relies on YouTube
In its new explanatory film series “Wissen Was” (Knowing What), the Max Planck Society relies on two well-known YouTubers: MrWissen2go and Doktor Whatson deal with topics from the Max Planck spectrum in approximately ten-minute short films: in interviews with researchers, the YouTubers trace Europe’s beginnings or investigate how best to encourage the general public to donate organs.
Exploring professions through play
Serena is a perfectly normal teenager who goes on vacation with her friends. Before and during the journey, the protagonist of the computer game “Serena Supergreen” has to solve tricky puzzles and learns – almost incidentally – all kinds of exciting things about renewable energies. The so-called serious game for computers and smartphones is intended to impart knowledge and arouse interest in technical professions among young people.
From podcast to the stage
Every two weeks for well over seven years, Nicolas Wöhrl and Reinhard Remfort have been talking shop about science. The recordings of their easygoing conversations, which last up to four hours, can be downloaded as a podcast under the keyword “Methodisch inkorrekt” (methodically incorrect). Those who prefer watching rather than listening can watch the experiment of the week on their YouTube channel, which recently won the Youlius Award. But that’s not all. The two physicists have been taking to the stage since the end of 2018: as “rock stars of science”, they present banging experiments or test the quality of the latest “Chinese gadgets” in live shows.
Photo: Serena/MitEffekt 2018