Category Archives: Events


Women and science

Gender differences continue to afflict technical workplaces, and universities are not an exception. On Wednesday, April 23rd, a discussion panel met at Betahaus to report on their experiences on this topic and try to identify possible causes and solutions. The panel was organised by the Pop Science Cafe and moderated by Sarah Hermanutz; it included […]

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Girls’ Day (Mädchen Zukunftstag) at Wissenswerkstatt Berlin

  Within the framework of Girls’ Day (Mädchen Zukunftstag), Wissenswerkstatt Berlin hosted last Thursday a dozen curious girls exploring the interface between science, technology, and entrepreneurship. Our guests hauled from a handful of different schools in Berlin and Potsdam, and participated in two one-hour workshops: “What exactly is a supercomputer?” and “The mathematics of paper […]

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What is the best number?

“The best number is 73. Why? 73 is the 21st prime number. Its mirror, 37, is the 12th and its mirror, 21, is the product of multiplying 7 and 3… and in binary 73 is a palindrome, 1001001, which backwards is 1001001.” Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory   That prime numbers are funny objects […]


New Year at Wissenswerkstatt Berlin

The new year has started and Wissenswerkstatt Berlin is again open for business. The schedule presently includes three courses: 1) The Junior Videogame Workshop for children aged 7 to 10, meeting Tuesdays from 16:00 to 18:00. 2) The Practical Math series, meeting Tuesdays from 19:00 to 21:00. 3) The Introduction to Cosmography, meeting Fridays from […]

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First Café Scientifique on December 18th

On December 18th, we will host Dr. Alexander Wiegand, a cosmologist from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam, for a presentation and subsequent discussion titled How to tame our bumpy universe Luckily our universe is not so uniform and boring as the simplest cosmological models based on Einstein’s theory of gravity would […]