Science Cinema Leipzig: "Expedition Arktis"
Event in German
In film and television, the boundaries between fiction and reality become blurred. As part of the WISSENSCHAFTSKINO film and discussion series, experts from Leipzig's science institutions discuss with the audience where reality ends and cinema begins.
Film "Expedition Arctic"
The icebreaker "Polarstern" drifted in 2019/20hundreds of kilometres through the Arctic ice for the first time. Leipzigers were also on board. They explored the atmosphere under the most extreme conditions. Their goal: to collect data about the climate on site. The MOSAiC expedition was the largest ever and was led by the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI). The documentary by UFA Show & Factual commissioned by Swiss Radio and Television SRF (2021, 52min) presents work and life on ice.
Afterwards: Discussion with Prof. Andreas Macke (Director of the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS) and the Leipzig expedition participants Dr Hannes Jascha Griesche, Dr Julian Hofer, Christian Pilz and Dr Dietrich Althausen. Moderation: Grit Krämer/MDR
Date: Thursday, 16 March 2023, 7:00 pm
Venue: Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig, Grimmaische Str. 6
An event organised by the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS) and the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) - in cooperation with the Stiftung Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland / Zeitgeschichtliches Forum and Stadt Leipzig / Referat Wissenspolitik.
Group photo with Minister and Rector on 27 November 2020 after the return of the team and technology:
From left to right: Andreas Macke (Director TROPOS), Sebastian Gemkow (Minister of Science Saxony), Beate A. Schücking (Rector Leipzig University), Ronny Engelmann (1st leg), Hannes Griesche (2nd leg), Martin Radenz (3rd leg), Christian Pilz, Julian Hofer (both 4th leg) and Dietrich Althausen (5th leg). Photo: Tilo Arnhold, TROPOS
More about the film on the website of Swiss Television SRF: https://www.srf.ch/play/tv/dok/video/expedition-arktis---schweizer-forscher-am-nordpol?urn=urn:srf:video:4be27b42-804f-48a0-a73a-ec9df92beb10 (Film only available in Switzerland).
More on the impressions of the Leipzig expedition participants in the blog: https://www.tropos.de/en/current-issues/campaigns/blogs-and-reports/mosaic-2919-2020
Diary of the MOSAiC expedition: https://follow.mosaic-expedition.org/
One year frozen in the Arctic Ocean (Overview of MOSAiC at AWI): https://www.awi.de/en/focus/mosaic-expedition.html