“Ideas 2020” was opened on January 28th in the Rathaus (Town Hall) in Saarbrücken. Charlotte Britz, Mayor of the State Capital of Saarbrücken, and Prof. Dr Volker Linneweber, President of the Saarland University welcomed the guests and Prof. Dr Kurt Mehlhorn, Director at the Max Plack Institute for Informatics gave a Keynote Speech »Warum ich gerne Informatiker bin und auch in Zukunft sein werde.«
There were a series of scientific talks while “Ideas 2020″ was in Saarbrücken. The program was held in cooperation with the State Capital of Saarbrücken.
Media Response (in German only)
Aktueller Bericht (from minute 25:50)
SR Fernsehen, 28.01.2014
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Questions from visitors in Saarbrücken
“What is biomass?” Read the answer here.
“Will we have flying cars in the future?” Read the answer here.
“Is there any neurological evidence that sensory overload and our use of new media is changing our brains?” Read the answer here.
“How can you prevent yourself from developing Alzheimer’s?” Read the answer here.
“How do I secure my computer against outside threats?” Read the answer here.
“Why should we only eat 300 to 600 grams of meat a week?” Read the answer here.
“When is the world going to end?” Read the answer here.