About & Contact

Naturwissenschaftscafé is a self-organized project by a group of students of the faculties of natural sciences of the University of Vienna.

Started in January 2016, Naturwissenschatscafé is an informal periodical meeting aiming at discussing about, and possibly investigating, themes and problems we are thinking are necessary for the formation of a scientists, but too often are omitted or even avoided by the official university courses.

Hence we are interested in a round table discussion to express all the curiosities, the uneasiness and also the dissatisfaction arising during an academic formation. We try to discuss the importance of a more historical and social contextualization of science, the philosophical education within natural science and scientists’ responsibility. We refuse a blind, capitalistic way of producing science.

Moreover, we are interested in the exploration of the vast array of new inter-disciplinary theories and applications (i.e. complex systems), that represent a very prolific way to transcend the well-accepted viewpoint that keeps the different natural science in hermetically sealed compartments of thought.

Statement of inclusiveness
We are a group of scholars, researchers, and teachers. We refuse to compromise the ideals of academic freedom and open exchange. We affirm that scientific events have to be open to everybody, regardless of race, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, pregnancy, immigration status, or any other aspect of identity. We believe that such events have to be supportive, inclusive, and safe environments for all participants. We believe that all participants are to be treated with dignity and respect. Discrimination and harassment cannot be tolerated. We are committed to ensuring that the scientific events in which we participate follow these principles, and we request that organizers of scientific events make explicit statements on the event website to that effect.

(Here you find the original of this statement of inclusiveness.)

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Thomas Zauner
Stöberplatz 4/4+5, 1160 Vienna, Austria