Offspring Blog

Acknowledging the strength in unity and communication, the Offspring group has designed a platform where ideas can be expressed and experiences shared. We aim to help Max Planck PhDs communicate across Germany and encourage young scientists to share their outcomes, to teach and learn from each other, and to support one another in our daily endeavors.

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by Swati Subramanian & Maria Eichel more

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The Offspring declared August as "Sustainability & Environmental" Awareness Month. We are continuing with a contribution by Evelyn Medawar, a doctoral researcher from the MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig. She is writing about the concept of a "planetary health diet" and her doctoral project in which she assesses wether plant based diets influence our decisions of what we would like to eat.  For more about this you can follow Evelyn on Twitter @EvelynMedawar. more

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The Offspring declared August as "Sustainability & Environmental" Awareness Month. We are starting off with a contribution by Anke Müller, a doctoral researcher from the MPI for Meteorology, Hamburg. She is writing about why she focused her studies on nature conservation & biodiversity and about the evaluation of European Union`s nature protection network Natura 2000. For more about this you can follow Anke on Twitter @SimplyAnke more

<span>A Solar storm chaser: Interview with Miho Janvier for the Science Communication Awareness Month</span>

Last year’s Visions & Science conference organized by the Max Planck PhDnet was centered around the topic of Science & Society. Amongst the many exciting talks by various guest speakers one highly motivating talk by “Solar storm chaser” Dr. Miho Janvier stood out to us. Miho is a solar/space physicist who studies the sun at Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Université Paris-Sud. more

Stand Back, Offspring does Science (Part 2)

In the last two years, the Offspring has covered diversity-, discrimination- and inclusion-related topics in the academic world and adapted the mainly UK & US based phenomenon of the Awareness Months initiatives. Until last year we covered topics like mental health, LGBTQ+, ethnic diversity, disability and women in STEM, often collaborating with the Equal Opportunities group of the Max Planck PhDnet. more

Stand Back, Offspring does Science (Part 1)

In the last two years, the Offspring has covered diversity-, discrimination- and inclusion-related topics in the academic world and adapted the mainly UK & US based phenomenon of the Awareness Months initiatives. Until last year we covered topics like mental health, LGBTQ+, ethnic diversity, disability and women in STEM, often collaborating with the Equal Opportunities group of the Max Planck PhDnet. more

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