Science for Lunch

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Science for Lunch: An easy-going digital Zoom format designed for networking, getting to know each other and initiating new interdisciplinary research contacts. Prepared and served by FiF.

The series: Science for Lunch

Poster for the new FiF format “Science for Lunch”.

Takes a break in summer 2023.

We will inform about a continuation of the series in time.

Dates Winter 2022/2023

October 21, 2022 | 12:45 p.m. Christian Stecker talks with Eva Kaßens-Noor (Professor at the Institute of Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering).
November 4, 2022 | 12:45 p.m. Eva Kaßens-Noor talks withPascal Schweitzer (Professor at the Department of Mathematics)
November 18, 2022 | 12:45 p.m. Pascal Schweitzer talks with Georgia Chalvatzaki (Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science – Intelligent Robotic Systems for Assistance iROSA)..
December 2, 2022 | 12:45 p.m. Georgia Chalvatzaki talks with Felix Kühnle (Professor at the Institute of Sport Science).
December 16, 2022 | 12:45 p.m. Felix Kühnle talks with Katja Adl-Amini (Professor at the Department of Human Sciences – School Education).
January 20, 2023 | 12:45 p.m. Katja Adl-Amini talks with Nina Grünberger (Professor at the Department of Human Sciences – Education in the context of digitalisation).

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Learn more about your colleagues´ research and collaboration needs in a casual atmosphere without preparation, make contacts, ask questions, inform about your own scientific expertise. We are convinced that there is expertise at the TU Darmstadt that you do not know yet and that can help you in your research, especially since about 20 new professors are appointed to the TU Darmstadt every year.

We connect you with each other without you having to invest extra time!

You are also welcome to introduce yourself and nominate additional interviewees. We have a snowball system with assistance and you can simply use our questionnaire to start the conversation.


There are two colleagues initially talking with each other. The first person is invited and nominates the second person, who is asked a few introductory questions and acts as interviewer at the next date. It is a condition that the interview partners are from different disciplines. We would be pleased if you would also actively participate and introduce yourself. Other listeners can join in via the link, participate and/or join the conversation.

All dates with all interview partners can be found in the table below.


Ideally, the first 5 minutes are used to interview a person in order to get to know his/her research, collaboration possibilities and needs. Another 10 minutes are to briefly exchange/make contacts with the audience. This can be done verbally or via the chat function.


Whether the interview will be held in English or German is up to you and your interview partner.


“ Since when have you been at TU?

” What is your research topic?

“ Why did you choose this topic?

” What drives you in your research?

“ What motivates you in your research?

” Can you describe your research focus (in 5 sentences)?


“ What expertise and infrastructure do you have that might be of interest/relevance to others?

” Are there expertise/technologies that could help you in your research that you do not have yourself?

“ What other research field at TU Darmstadt would you like to get to know and why?

Tipping Points

” Do you remember a breakthrough you experienced in your research?

“ Are you stuck with a certain research problem and would like to exchange ideas with other disciplines?

” Do you recall a moment that was groundbreaking or problematic?

Closing question

" If you had one wish, what would you like to see in your research?

July 8, 2022 | 12:45 p.m. Clemens Rohde talks with Christian Stecker (Professor at the Institute of Political Science).
June 24, 2022 | 12:45 p.m. Alexandre Obertelli talks with Clemens Rohde (Professor at the Department of Material Flow Management and Resource Economics).
April 16, 2021 | 12:45 p.m. Thomas Walther (professor at the Physics Department, Lasers and Quantum Optics) talks with Ulrike Nuber (professor at the Biology Department, Stem Cell and Developmental Biology).
April 30, 2021 | 12:45 p.m. Ulrike Nuber talks with Kristian Kersting (professor at the Department of Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning).
May 7, 2021 | 12:45 p.m. Kristian Kersting talks with Markus Lederer (professor at the Department of Politics, International Relations).
May 21, 2021 | 12:45 p.m. Markus Lederer talks with Regine von Klitzing (professor at the Department of Physics, Soft Matter at Interfaces).
June 4, 2021 | 12:45 p.m. Regine von Klitzing talks with Heinz Köppl (professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Bioinspired Communication Systems).
June 18, 2021 | 12:45 p.m. Heinz Köppl talks with Hongbin Zhang (junior professor at the Department of Material Science,Theory of Magnetic Materials Group).
July 2, 2021 | 12:45 p.m. Hongbin Zhang talks with Marcus Rose (professor at the Department of Chemistry, Chemical Technology).
July 16, 2021 | 12:45 p.m. Marcus Rose talks with Andrea Rapp (professor at the Department of German Studies, Computer Philology and Medieval Studies).
October 22, 2021 | 12:45 p.m. Andrea Rapp talks with Andre Seyfarth (professor at the Department of Sports Science, Sports Biomechanics).
November 5, 2021 | 12:45 p.m. Andre Seyfarth talks with Dorotha Iwaszczuk (professor at the Department of Geodesy, Remote Sensing and Image Analysis).
November 19, 2021 | 12:45 p.m.
Dorotha Iwaszczuk talks with Samuel Schabel (professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Paper Manufacturing and Mechanical Process Engineering).
December 3, 2021 | 12:45 p.m. Samuel Schabel talks with Felix Weidinger (professor at the Department of Law and Economics).
January 14, 2022 | 12:45 p.m.
Felix Weidinger talks with Elena Mäder-Baumdicker (professor at the Department of Mathematics).
January 28, 2022 | 12:45 p.m.
Elena Mäder-Baumdicker talks with Monique Reid (Visiting Professor at the Department of Law and Economics).
February 11, 2022 | 12:45 p.m. Monique Reid talks with Josef Wiemeyer (Professor at the Department of Sports Science).
May 6, 2022 | 12:45 p.m. Josef Wiemeyer talks with Oliver Gutfleisch (Professor at the Institute of Materials and Geosciences).
May 20, 2022 | 12:45 p.m. Oliver Gutfleisch talks with Julianne Nyhan (Professor at the Department of History).
June 3, 2022 | 12:45 p.m. Julianne Nyhan talks with Alexandre Obertelli (Professor at the Institute of Nuclear Physics).
June 24, 2022 | 12:45 p.m. Alexandre Obertelli talks with Clemens Rohde (Professor at the Department of Material Flow Management and Resource Economics).


We, the FiF staff in close cooperation with the FiF fellows, look forward to receiving feedback from you. With your feedback, you help us to further develop/improve this new format so that it best suits you. Please use the following address for feedback: