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Jules Verne (1828 -1905) is the inventor of the scientific novel and proto-science fiction. He lived and wrote at a time when groundbreaking technical and scientific inventions were being made and our modern natural sciences were emerging. He enthusiastically embraced these technologies and findings and continued to stretch the thread further into the fictional. His heroes ventured into the oceans, air and space and under the earth. Verne’s numerous novels contain a great deal of specialist knowledge, embedded in exciting adventures.

This lecture Jules Verne and marine research presents Verne’s novel “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” and its scientific significance.

For this purpose Verne invented the first submersible in science fiction and created the enigmatic Captain Nemo. Nemo has created a perfect, sustainable art world under the sea, even harvesting his cigars underwater.

Lecturer: Bettina Wurche
Duration: 50 min  -  The Lecture will be held in: german
The biologist and journalist Bettina Wurche is an avowed science fiction fan. With emphasis on "science"!

She works freelance for various media and institutions and writes the science blog meertext. Her favourite subjects are oceans and their inhabitants - from past, present or future times. Her specialty is science marketing: the generally understandable communication of scientific facts in lively texts, lectures and exhibitions. From her travels between the Arctic and Southern Ocean she has met hundreds of whales and other marine creatures. She likes to take terrestrial ecosystems of the past and present as examples of hypothetical habitats on other planets or moons.

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