TU Ilmenau Citizens’ Campus: start of the lecture series on 1 March 2024

The TU Ilmenau Citizens’ Campus’ lecture series starts the spring semester on March 1, 2024. For three months, 14 selected speakers will give lectures on current topics from various areas of society: from technology and industrial history to medicine, politics, communication and literature. The lectures are open to all’interested parties from Ilmenau and the surrounding area and always take place on Fridays from 15:00 to 16:30 in one of the three buildings of the Georg-Schmidt-Technikum of the TU Ilmenau, Weimarer Straße. Admission costs 5 euros.


Printed program flyers are also available at each event or can be requested by.


March 1, 2024

Chlorine - a misunderstood element

Peter Scharff

TU Ilmenau, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Head of the Chemistry Group

March 8, 2024

Who operates better, man or machine?

Merten Hommann

Zentralklinik Bad Berka, Chief Physician Clinic for General Surgery/Visceral Surgery

March 15, 2024

Energy supply at a crossroads - quo vadis?

Dr. Matthias Sturm, TEAG Thüringer Energie AG, Erfurt, Head of Corporate Development/Communications Division

March 22, 2024

Radiation and life

Andreas Keller, lecturer at TU Ilmenau, currently responsible for the "Radiation Biology" module in the Biomedical Engineering Bachelor’s degree program, lecturer at the Thuringian Fire Service and Disaster Control School Bad Köstritz and speaker at the Radiation Protection Seminar in Thuringia e. V.

April 5, 2024

Can we abolish ageing? Possibilities and limits of ageing research

Christoph Englert, University of Jena, Deputy Director of the Centre for Ageing Research, Leibniz Institute on Ageing - Fritz Lipmann Institute e. V. Jena, Head of the research group "Molecular Genetics of Ageing"

April 12, 2024

Bertha von Suttner. On the trail of a woman of peace

Ilse Nagelschmidt, University of Leipzig, Department of Philology, Institute for German Studies, Humanities Center

April 19, 2024

Decibel - what is it actually? Interesting facts and curiosities about acoustics and noise

Joachim Bös, TU Ilmenau, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Head of the Group of Industrial Applications of Media Technologies, Head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT

April 26, 2024

The fascination of laser beams for processing materials - what about welding?

Jean Pierre Bergmann, TU Ilmenau, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Head of the Group of Production Engineering

May 3, 2024

Engineers without borders: Development cooperation - together at eye level

Dipl.-Ing. Sebastian Hübner, TU Ilmenau, Advisor to the Vice President for Teaching and Learning, Deputy Contact Person for the Ilmenau Regional Group of Engineers Without Borders e. V.

May 17, 2024

Forestry and forestry in climate change - challenges, impacts and adaptation measures

Dr. Nico Frischbier, State Forestry Office ThüringenForst - AöR, Forest Research and Competence Centre Gotha

May 24, 2024

Is the forge of the Nebra Sky Disk at the bottom of the Sweet Lake?

Thomas Rauschenbach, Fraunhofer IOSB-AST

Dr. Sven Thomas, State Institute for Monument Preservation and Archaeology Saxony-Anhalt

May 31, 2024

Burial mounds and high pastures - on the prehistoric development of the Thuringian cultural landscape

Michael Köhler, TU Ilmenau, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Head of the Group for Physical Chemistry / Microreaction Technology

June 7, 2024

A new race to the moon!

Olaf Kretzer, Head of the Suhl Public and School Observatory, Member of the Board of the German Astronomical Society

June 14, 2024

The Wolfram chandelier in Erfurt Cathedral. News about a work of art from the 12th century

Prof. em. Dr. Karl Heinemeyer, University of Erfurt