MPI-M scientists participate in new public outreach project

Science
Climate
27.01.2017

Two scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) collaborated with Latest Thinking, a public outreach project using an innovative video format for sharing research results, to explain their research in an understandable way to a wider audience. In order to provide everyone interested in science with a fast and easy access to cutting-edge research, Latest Thinking aims at supplementing the traditional form of publication in specialist journals with a new publication form.

The purpose of Latest Thinking is to present the latest research on an internet platform in a way that non-experts and lay people can understand the content. This is done via video interviews on specific research projects, which are embedded on the platform and supplemented with further information and links. For example, with a link to the original publication, information on the respective scientist and further reading tips on the subject. For clarity and understandability, all videos follow a standardized structure with the following sub-sections: research question, method, results, relevance and outlook.

Two MPI-M scientists, Prof Bjorn Stevens and Dr Julia Pongratz, have cooperated with the company to make their research accessible for a wider, international audience. Many other scientists from various fields have taken part in the videos. For the natural sciences, for example, Prof Martin Heimann from the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry and Prof Eberhard Bodenschatz from the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization.

More information
Opens external link in current windowWebsite Latest Thinking
Video of Prof Bjorn Stevens
Opens external link in current windowVideo of Dr Julia Pongratz

Contact

Prof Dr Bjorn Stevens
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
Phone: +49 40 41173 422 (assistant Angela Gruber)
Email: Opens window for sending emailbjorn.stevens@we dont want spammpimet.mpg.de

Dr Julia Pongratz
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
Phone: +49 40 41173 255
Email: Opens window for sending emailjulia.pongratz@we dont want spammpimet.mpg.de