Online lectures

Senior chemists share their knowledge

Giving your members an understanding of current scientific topics in understandable language is a trademark of the Division of Senior Expert Chemists. With the Online lecture series "Senior chemists share their knowledge" we make this trademark shine. To do this, we draw on a treasure trove of over 100 generally understandable lectures by 36 speakers. These lectures are offered to schools and other educational institutions by the “ School, Education, Occupation ” working group group as part of the “ School Partnerships ” project.

Online lectures 2023

In 2022, the lectures will take place on Tuesdays at 3 p.m.


Klaus Dieter Franz

Let there be light – LEDs, LCDs and OLEDs


Gerhard Heywang

The chemistry between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m


Ekkehard Schwab

Raw material changes in the chemical industry


Klaus Roth

Dieter Oesterhelt (1940-2022) and his bacteriorhodopsin


Michael Roper

Homogeneous catalysis in the chemical industry


Petra Schultheiss-Reimann

Lithium: the white gold of the Andes

07/18/2023 Dieter Kunz

Soot recovery by scrap tire pyrolysis - techniques, efficiencies and acceptance


Ludwig Kuhlmann

Variability of analytical methods - the crux with the individual values

10/10/2023 Gisela Boeck

Ferdinand Runge (1794-1867) - and the educational drive of materials


Vladimir Reshetilovsky

Microstructure reactors for process optimization

11/28/2023 Roland Bitch

Water - source of life

Online lectures 2022

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

Next lecture: May 16, 2023, 3 p.m

Michael Roper:
Homogeneous catalysis in the chemical industry e

access to the lecture

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