Science in Space – Impressions for Earth and Climate
Keynote Address, Thursday 19 October 2017 from 11:30 – 13:00 hrs at Convention Hall I
Dr. Ulf Merbold is a physicist and a former astronaut. He took part in 1983 in the maiden voyage of the European Space Lab and together with his five colleagues absolved a number of experiments on board. His second voyage into space took place nine years later on board the space shuttle Discovery. In 1994, as crew member on spaceship Sojus TM-20, Merbold took off to space for the third time and was ESA’s (European Space Agency) first astronaut to visit the Russian space station Mir. Merbold was the only German to have been in space three times. In the mid-1990s, he was put in charge of the astronauts‘ department of the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne. Today, Ulf Merbold acts as an advisor to the ESA. In his lecture, he reports on science in space. He recently said in an interview that one of the most important tasks of mankind in the 21st century should be a manned flight to Mars.
Body Language – Non-Verbal Indicators of Illusion
Marketing Lecture, Thursday 19 October 2017 from 14:30 – 15:30 hrs at Convention Hall I
Our body language subtly shows our emotions, expectations and our intended actions. The way we dress can be understood as a communication signal. In her lecture, Antoinette Anderegg shows how we can interpret non-verbal signals and put them to use in our daily lives, be it in a team, during a sale or in negotiations. Antoinette Anderegg initially studied arts. After spending some time abroad, namely the USA, South America and Australia, she studied communication psychology and physical expression. She also learnt from a mime and a communication researcher how to interpret the so-called micro expressions which are very brief facial expressions, lasting only a fraction of a second. Ms. Anderegg is the owner of apriori image & communication, who are consultants to large corporations, SMEs and private individuals.