Michael Polanyi Symposium: Connecting Science and the Humanities

CET
Lecture Hall C130 (Technische Universität Berlin)

Lecture Hall C130

Technische Universität Berlin

Institut für Chemie Straße des 17. Juni 115
Bretislav Friedrich, Ludger Wöste
Description
Prominent among the luminaries who set up their laboratory in Weimar Berlin was the polymath Michael Polanyi (1891-1976), who would this year be 125 years old. In 1920 he received a research position in Reginald Herzog's Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Fiber Chemistry and in 1923 switched to Fritz Haber's Institute for Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry as Head of the Department of Chemical Kinetics. He was also connected to the area universities, through his Habilitation at the Berlin University (today Humboldt Universität) and his teaching as Extraordinarius at the forerunner of Berlin’s Technische Universität. A distinguished physical chemist at the time of his forced emigration from Germany in 1933, Polanyi settled in England and became a key figure in the philosophy and sociology of science. The Michael Polanyi Symposium will celebrate his legacy in both science and the humanities.
Bretislav Friedrich, Michael Polanyi (1891-1976): The life of the mind
Dudley Herschbach, Michael Polanyi: Patriarch of Chemical Dynamics and Tacit Knowing
Gerhard Ertl, Joshua Jortner, John Polanyi (Bretislav Friedrich, Ed.): Tributes to and Reminiscences of Michael Polanyi (1891-1976)
Istvan Hargittai: Michael Polanyi—pupils and crossroads—on the 125th anniversary of his birth
Mary Jo Nye, Michael Polanyi: Science as Personal Knowledge and Social Practice
Poster
Video-recording of the Symposium
Participants
  • Adriana Bernal-Osorio
  • Albert Gili
  • Alessio Maristella
  • Alex Bradshaw
  • Andreas Hertwig
  • André Fielicke
  • Arianna Borrelli
  • Bretislav FRIEDRICH
  • Burkhard Schmidt
  • Carsten Reinhardt
  • Cesare Pastorino
  • Cynthia Heiner
  • Dirk Andrae
  • Elvira Scheich
  • Falk Müller
  • Frank Forstmann
  • Gerhard Ertl
  • Gert von Helden
  • Günter Kaindl
  • Hannah Sehan
  • Hans-Joachim Schulz
  • Holger Dau
  • Horst Dr. Czichos
  • Horst Schmidt-Böcking
  • Hossein Sadeghpour
  • Jenny Triptow
  • Jo"rn Manz
  • Joachim Paier
  • Johanna Klyne
  • Johannes Haack
  • John Maier
  • Joshua Jortner
  • Julia Stähler
  • Julian Zimmermann
  • Karin Bijsterveld
  • Karl-Eberhard Hellwig
  • Katharina Schmidt
  • Kathrin Rompkowski
  • Klaas Bergmann
  • Klaus Christmann
  • Klaus Rademann
  • Laura Carolina Pardo Perez
  • Lei Yue
  • Lily Huang
  • Ludger Woeste
  • Lukas Jäger
  • Mallikarjun Karra
  • Maria Gracia Colmenares
  • Maria Schlangen
  • Marko Förstel
  • Martin Penno
  • Mathilde Noual
  • Matthias Baldofski
  • Matthias Driess
  • Matthias Stein
  • Maximilian Werner
  • Maya Abed
  • Milan Hodoscek
  • Nadia Elghobashi-Meinhardt
  • Otto Dopfer
  • Pablo Nieto
  • Peter Heide
  • Philippe Wernet
  • Ralf Kruber
  • rein de wilde
  • Robert Moszynski
  • Robert Richter
  • Sabine Weingarten
  • Sabre Kais
  • Sandor Striker
  • Stefan Artmann
  • Steffen Pauly
  • Svetlana Zakharchenko
  • Thomas Steinhauser
  • Tomos Harris
  • Torsten Siebert
  • Vlasta Bonacic-Koutecky
  • Walter raun
  • Wieland Schöllkopf
  • William D. Brewer
  • Wolfgang Christen
Please address your queries to:
    • 14:00 14:05
      Musikalischer Auftakt (Horn-Ensemble der Universität der Künste) 5m
    • 14:05 14:10
      Welcome 5m
      Speakers: Prof. Christian Thomsen (TU Berlin), Prof. Klaus Mühlhahn (FU Berlin), Prof. Sabine Kunst (HU Berlin)
    • 14:10 15:00
      Michael Polanyi–Patriarch of Chemical Dynamics and Tacit Knowing 50m
      Speaker: Dudley Herschbach
    • 15:00 15:50
      Michael Polanyi–Science as Personal Knowledge and Social Practice 50m
      Speaker: Mary Jo Nye
    • 15:50 16:20
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 16:20 17:10
      Michael Polanyi–Honorary Martian of Science 50m
      Speaker: Istvan Hargittai
    • 17:10 18:00
      Tributes & Reminiscences (Gerhard Ertl, Joshua Jortner, Peter Toennies, Rudolf Zahradnik, and others) 50m
    • 18:00 18:05
      Musikalischer Ausklang (Horn-Ensemble der Universität der Künste) 5m
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