Online lectures

Senior chemists share their knowledge

Bringing current scientific topics closer to your members in understandable language is a trademark of the Division of Senior Expert Chemists. Unfortunately, Conferences and symposia are currently very limited. With the Online lecture series "Senior chemists share their knowledge" we are bringing this trademark to shine again. In addition, we draw from a treasure trove of over 100 generally understandable lectures by 36 speakers. These lectures are offered by the working group " Schule Bildung Beruf " as part of the project " School partnerships " for schools and other educational institutions.

A test run with a lecture by Eberhard Ehlers on "Women in the natural sciences" on January 19, 2021 was very promising. Then Klaus-Peter Jäckel conducted a survey among the participants. It produced a representative result and showed where we need to improve.

The lectures are offered every 3-4 weeks and are accompanied by a moderator. Eberhard Ehlers will be responsible for planning, announcing the lecture and inviting, while Klaus-Peter Jäckel will organize the zoom room. The SEC board members moderate the presentations. Interested parties can Eberhard Ehlers about the zoom link for the lecture in question; a further registration for the lecture is not required.

The lecture series is successful; We have long since passed the 100 audience mark, and we are reaching an audience that we would not otherwise have reached. Yes, we even have a poem about it!

Online lectures 2022

The lectures will take place on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. in 2022.


Ludwig Kuhlmann

radionuclides - human helpers


Ekkehard Schwab

Industrial heterogeneous catalysis


Otto Machhammer

German energy transition - how should it go on?


Gerhard Heywang

Egg, egg, egg - interesting facts about eggs


Roland Bitsch

Critical vitamins and vulnerable population groups in Germany


Eberhard Ehlers

The common disease diabetes and its therapy

07/12/2022 Klaus-Dieter Franz

Chemistry for energy storage technologies


Michael Röper Chemical uses of carbon dioxide - what works and what makes sense?
10/11/2022 Klaus Roth

Berliner Blau - His birth and betrayal


Gisela Boeck

Latvian, Russian or German? Organic chemist, physical chemist or historian? Life and work of Paul Walden (1863-1957)

11/29/2022 Klaus Roth The chemistry of the Christmas scent

Opus poeticus: Senior chemists share their knowledge


What would the world be without chemistry
it would be dreary and empty.
There would be no seniors that
could explain once more
what atoms and molecules are
and how they react
and what is fast in nature
so anything can happen.
You know it in chemistry
not always stinks and cracks,
because mostly happens somehow
assembly and dismantling quietly and gently.

The number of SEC experts is large,
the undaunted and without complaint
in universities, schools, kindergartens
bring their knowledge to market there,
thus explain what the world
holds together at heart.

Also comes in the company of colleagues


especially in corona times
the offer is not inconvenient
to disseminate their knowledge ad hoc.
From genetic engineering to the climate crisis
of trace gases, paint selection
our wide expertise is enough,
completely virtual and digital.
With Crispr / Cas biochemistry
comes up, and then at the end
the elixir of energy
Cyclodextrins, color pigments.

Once you were a chemist
mostly male, but from now on
one sees more or less:
The eternal feminine draws us on high.
Is known and not entirely unimportant:
Who only knows something about chemistry,
does not understand this subject quite correctly either
and easily get on the wrong track.

Roland Bitsch

Request access data for the lecture

Please contact Eberhard Ehlers. He will be happy to send you the link to the meeting.

Next lecture: July 12, 2022, 3 p.m

Klaus Dieter Franz
Chemistry for Energy Storage Technologies

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