"March for Science" in Münster on April 22nd 2017
Student committee (AStA) call for participants
Concerned researchers and citizens around the world are taking to the streets on Saturday the 22nd of April. Their goal: to demonstrate in a "March for Science" that the results of scientific research, not opinions and alternative facts, should inform public debate. Here in Münster a "March for Science" is being organised by the student committee AStA. Also supported by the University of Münster rectorate, the march starts at 3pm in front of the Münster cathedral and ends at the Schlossplatz at 4.30pm. Rector Johannes Wessels will speak at the Cathedral Square.
In light of the occasion the University Press Office has prepared three articles: an interview with Eva-Maria Jung, member of the Centre for Research Theory at the University, discussing the dangers of scepticism toward scientific research; a look into the time-consuming and tedious scientific process of turning an idea into results through descriptions of the every day work of biology professor Stefan Luschnig from the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence; and a guest contribution from professor Michael Grünbart, in Byzantine studies in the excellence cluster "Religion and Politics", which explains the methodology and content of research in the humanities.