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Science in "Germany's Oxford": walking tours through Dahlem

Nuclear fusion, the first uranium reactor, the electron microscope – a surprising number of scientif c discoveries and inventions have emerged from Dahlem. From 1912, the elegant residential district evolved into a mecca for creative brains from around the world. Unparalleled in Germany, the first modern research campus emerged here on the green field site. Albert Einstein, Otto Hahn and Lise Meitner were just some of the researchers who worked or lived in Dahlem.

Discovering "Germany's Oxford"

Nuclear fusion, the first uranium reactor, the electron microscope – a surprising number of scientif c discoveries and inventions have emerged from Dahlem. From 1912, the elegant residential district evolved into a mecca for creative brains from around the world. Unparalleled in Germany, the first modern research campus emerged here on the green field site. Albert Einstein, Otto Hahn and Lise Meitner were just some of the researchers who worked or lived in Dahlem.

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Around the year 1900, women began to conquer their place in the world of science, which had been maledominated for centuries. In Dahlem, at the Institutes of the Kaiser Wilhelm Society, they found surprisingly good conditions for their ambitions. The tour leads to these legendary places of research and shows what was needed for women to find their place in the science system, casting a glance at destinies and careers.

Theme Tour 2017: Female Pioneers of Science. Women of the Dahlem Campus

Around the year 1900, women began to conquer their place in the world of science, which had been maledominated for centuries. In Dahlem, at the Institutes of the Kaiser Wilhelm Society, they found surprisingly good conditions for their ambitions. The tour leads to these legendary places of research and shows what was needed for women to find their place in the science system, casting a glance at destinies and careers. [more]