Bar of Science

Bar of Science

The Bar of Science features exciting talks from speakers at the MPI for Brain Research and other local Neuroscience Institutes. The talks are specifically tailored to the broader public and presented in a casual bar setting, allowing to enjoy some great science and discussions while sipping on a glass of wine.

Since 2018, we have organized the Bar of Science events in close collaboration with the non-profit association Hinter der Natur e.V. at the central Denkbar venue (Frankfurt-Nordend). The project was initiated in 2017, based on the idea and initiative of our former postdoc, Dr. Or Shahar, and former press and public relations officer, Dr. Arjan Vink.

Due to the pandemic, we are currently not hosting Bar of Science events. In the meantime, you can explore our prevoius events and talk summaries below. We alternative between English and German talks.

Impressions of Bar of Science


Previous Events

Speakers on January 27, 2020 (English event)
Julio Perez (MPI for Brain Research)
Title: "A journey through the inner workings of a neuron"
Lorenz Fenk (MPI for Brain Research)
Title: "On the brain of sleeping dragons"
Speaker on September 30, 2019 (German event)
Nina Merkel (Ernst Strüngmann Institute)
Title: "Gewitter im Gehirn" more
Speakers on August 19, 2019 (German event)
Christoph von der Malsburg
Title: "Künstliche Intelligenz: Worum geht's?" Martin Schmidt (MPI for Brain Research)
Title: "Ein Flug durch das Gehirn" more
Speakers on May 27, 2019 (English event)
Sara Haddad (MPI for Brain Research)
Title: "What crabs and cuttlefish can teach us about neuronal circuit function" Chao Sun (MPI for Brain Research)
Title: "The organised chaos of memory in our brain" more
Speakers on March 25, 2019 (German event)
Iris Grothe (Ernst Strüngmann Institute)
Title: “Gehirn mit Taktgefühl” Lukas Anneser (MPI for Brain Research)
Title: "Können Fische einsam sein?" more
Speakers on 27 and 28 June, 2017 (English and German event)
"Seven speakers - five venues"
On June 27 and 28, 2017, the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research organised a series of evening lectures by excellent scientists from the Institute explaining cool neuroscience in five different bars and cafés in the Frankfurt region. more
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