Friday, January 9, 2015

Back Then As Well As Today

Give support to young scientist as Humboldt did – selfless.
said Prof. Dr. Schwarz, President of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation during the opening lecture of the conference. He developed Alexander von Humboldt as a role model for modern scientists and science institutions. No one in the past has shaped concepts in science as Humboldt did. He traveled extensively, documented systematically the more than 3000 new species he found, convened the first science conference which had ever taken place, wrote over 50 thousands letters to colleagues. Today you would call him an international science networker and he would surely be on Facebook and twitter.
Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859)
Or let´s say it with Humboldt´s words “Ideas can only be useful if they come alive in many minds.

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