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The city after the coronavirus – the first episode of the 12-part LNDW-podcast series is online

The first episode of the Long Night of the Sciences-podcast (LNDW) series revolves around the coronavirus and the impact of the pandemic on the city, science, and society. Prof. Dr. Ulrich Panne talks about the consequences of the crisis for the scientific community in Berlin. Dr. Christine Eisenmann presents her study on mobility during the crisis and Prof. Dr. Jürgen Radel discusses the changes that COVID-19 invokes in the working sphere.

Listen directly to the first episode: ‘The city after the coronavirus’

The podcast is a joint project of Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften e.V. and rbb Inforadio, supported by the Brain City Berlin campaign. Since the Long Night of the Sciences 2020 had to be cancelled due to the corona pandemic, we invite all interested parties to join us for a virtual stroll through the scientific landscape of the Berlin region and discover its diversity.

Similar to the conventional event of a ‘Long Night’, Berlin scientists and representatives of science-related institutions will introduce themselves in the podcast and provide insight into the solutions they are developing for the challenges of our time. Each episode focuses on a specific topic.

Right at the beginning we will have a look at the consequences of the coronavirus for cities such as Berlin. Which impact does COVID-19 have on the city? Will the experience of working from home stay viable in a time after corona? What are the benefits of the digitalisation push triggered by the crisis? What consequences does corona have for mobility behaviour in the city? And how will corona change the scientific landscape of the region?


The guests of the first episode are:

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Panne

  • talks about the importance of sciences as a response to fake news and about the consequences of the crisis for the sciences in Berlin. He is the President of the Federal Institute for Materials Testing and Research (BAM), Deputy Chairman of the Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften e.V. (LNDW e.V.), and chairman of the research network of the Adlershof Technology Park (IGAFA).

Dr.-Ing. Christine Eisenmann

  • conducted a study on mobility during corona during the lockdown and talks about possible changes in mobility behaviour during and after the crisis. She leads the working group "Transformation of Automobility" at the Institute for Transport Research of the German Aerospace Institute.

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Radel

  • talks about the changes that COVID-19 is driving in the world of work, such as the trend towards work from home and more independent work. He is Professor of Business Administration at the University of Applied Sciences Berlin (HTW).


More information about the guests of the first episode of the LNDW podcast:


Info about Dr. Christine Eisenmann

Info about Prof. Dr. Ulrich Panne

Info about Prof. Dr. Jürgen Radel


‘Long Night of the Sciences – an Inforadio podcast in cooperation with the Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften and with support by the Brain City Berlin campaign’

The podcast series will consist of twelve episodes, which cover topics of climate- and nature protection, digitisation, and visions for a better world. In all these episodes, the role of the sciences in society will be highlighted. Invited guest speakers are well-known personalities as well as up-and-coming researchers of the scientific landscape in Berlin.

The episodes are published online on the 6th of each month. The podcast is available on the ARD-Audiothek, iTunes, Spotify, Inforadio-App, Google Podcast, and other podcast platforms and apps as well as on the Brain City website.