Interscience - 1st Symposium of the Vienna Doctoral schools
Lisa Weiss co-organized “Interscience -the first interdisciplinary symposium of the Vienna Doctoral Schools” taking place 14th-15th September 2017. This symposium combined master’s students, PhD candidates and experienced researches from various fields ranging from Biology and Biochemistry to Psychology, Sociology, and to Mathematics and Physics. The aim of this symposium was to bring together students from distinct disciplines, foster interdisciplinary communication via student talks and poster presentations and broaden the participants’ scientific horizon. Four high-profile speakers from Biology, Psychology, Mathematics and Physics were invited who have successfully conducted interdisciplinary research combining various fields of expertise. In addition to classical contributions, a panel discussion with the high-profile speakers took place about science and the public, especially focusing on science communication. Furthermore, PhDs could present their work in an entertaining Science Slam. Details available here !