The HumboldtLabor in the HumboldtForum opens its doors with the inaugural exhibition "After Nature"


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin opens the Humboldt Laboratory today, July 20, 2021, with the inaugural exhibition "After Nature." Starting today, the NeuroCure research station in the main hall can also be visited.

The exhibition at the Humboldt Forum addresses the interactions between climate change and biodiversity loss as well as the global crises of democratic principles of order.

Admission to the Humboldt Lab is free.

Before entering the exhibition space on the second floor, the public passes the interactive projection of a school of fish. The school of fish refers equally to the sensitivity and threat to ecosystems and biodiversity as to the intelligence of swarms.

The research approaches of the seven Berlin Clusters of Excellence Math+, Matters of Activity, NeuroCure, Science of Intelligence, SCRIPTS, Temporal Communities and UniSysCat highlight the diversity of the research of the Berlin University Alliance.

A film and scientific images give visitors an insight into the various research activities of the Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure.

Research station - a journey through the brain

In the main hall, a wide variety of exhibits are adjustable via a movable hanging system and can be pulled up to the ceiling during events. The NeuroCure research station is also located in the main hall.

At this "research station", visitors can playfully embark on an expedition into the control center of the human being. On a fascinating visual journey through the brain, they learn about the most important brain functions and some research methods.

NeuroCure scientists invite you virtually into the lab and present their daily research routine. In doing so, the visitor gets an insight into how questions about diseases, behavior or memory can be translated into experimental setups in the first place and what great challenges the researchers sometimes face.


In addition to the Clusters of Excellence of the Berlin University Alliance, the alliance of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin as well as Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin in the Excellence Competition of the German federal and state governments, numerous institutes and departments of the HU with their national and international partner organizations as well as student research projects and initiatives contribute to the content of the exhibition. The Humboldt Laboratory is part of the Open Humboldt initiative, with which Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin continues to expand the dialogue between science and society.

The exhibition is continuously updated.



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