3rd British-German Frontiers of Science Symposium 2011

May 12 - 15, 2011
Kavli Royal Society International Centre in North Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Young Academy, and the Royal Society collaborate to organize the British-German Frontiers of Science Symposia. The conference brings together approximately 72 outstanding young British and German scientists (with up to 15 years of postdoctoral experience), half from the Great Britain and half from Germany.

The participants discuss advances and opportunities of various scientific disciplines, such as chemistry, geosciences, macrobiology, mathematics, molecular biology, physics, and neuroscience. During the conference, 21 scientists from Great Britain and Germany introduce the scientifically diverse audience to the excitement of their fields, place their research in larger scientific contexts, illustrate research at the cutting-edge of other disciplines, and stimulate an interdisciplinary discussion among all participants. The conference is intended to encourage the exchange of knowledge across disciplines and to provide opportunities for British-German collaborations and networking. The first symposium took place in Wyboston (UK) in 2006 and the second symposium was held in Potsdam (Germany) in 2008.

With the follow-up programme CONNECT, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation allocates residence allowances for working visits of participants to keep in contact with other participants from the partner country and to foster long-term cooperation across national boundaries after the conference.

Participants are selected from a pool of outstanding young scientists who have already contributed significantly to sciences. Many of them have been awarded with highly competitive fellowships, prizes, and awards.

This program is financed by the:

Frontiers of Research Symposia

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