Core disputants are:
Jochen Büttner, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Frank Schippan, Bundesdruckerei
after obtaining his MPhil in Physics at Loughborough University in 1997 Frank got his PhD in Physics at Paul-Drude-Institute in Berlin 2000, working on the art of combining a semiconductor with a magnet, layer by layer. He then ventured on to work at Infineon Technologies, Dresden with an emphasis on ensuring high yield and excellent reliability of semiconductor devices for the real world.
Frank was then putting his energy and brilliance into gaining energy from brightness at First Solar, Frankfurt/O, and recently joined Bundesdruckerei (yes, they are printing money!) as always addicted to the mantra: The key is efficiency and stability. Let's make things happen!
Wolfert von Rahden
is editor of the Journal 'Gegenworte' of Berlin Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften where he serves as head of information and communication. His broad cultural and intellectual background is only matched by his eloquence
is a born sociologist with training in physics and a particular sensitivity for the flavours of thoughts, words and - food. He not only knows how to encourage to ask the right questions - but he also knows to ask them right. It may come as a surprise that he recently moved to industry.