Gauss Tips

 Here they are: The fresh weekly Gauss tips from February 10th to 23rd, 2021

Online carnival parade: 43rd Schoduvel in Braunschweig – 14.02.2021, from 1 p.m.

With a length of over six kilometers, the Braunschweig carnival parade is usually the largest in all of northern Germany and is also attended by Gauss Friends every year. This year, due to the current circumstances, a parade through the entire city is unfortunately not possible, which is why a miniature equivalent will be broadcast on the Braunschweig Schoduvel website.

The digital procession will begin at 1 p.m. on Carnival Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021, and can be viewed here. General information about the Schoduvel and more about the online broadcast can be found here.

Digital Tuesday (interactive): Autonomous driving – Feb. 16, 2021, 6:00 p.m.

For many, autonomous driving sounds like something from the future, yet we’re actually not that far away from it. What is already technically possible today? How can automated vehicles change urban life? Will traffic of the future be much safer because the human uncertainty factor is no longer relevant? How much autonomy do we want to grant vehicles?

This edition of Digital Tuesday will start with a short keynote presentation from the research community on the developments, challenges and limitations of autonomous driving. After that, participants will be given the opportunity to learn more and talk directly with them in parallel sessions led by founders and developers of innovative apps and projects in the field of autonomous driving. Trends will be explored that demonstrate the benefits of digital applications for the traffic of the future.

Detailed information about the event is available on the website of Haus der Wissenschaft. The link for streaming will also be published there shortly before the event.

Online panel discussion: Climate neutrality strategies of companies: Science-based or greenwashing? – Feb. 23, 2021, starting at 5:00 p.m.

The promotion of voluntary climate protection activities by companies is an important factor in international climate protection. For companies, in turn, developing and implementing a climate neutrality strategy can be an important building block for their corporate future. It offers both protection against measures such as bans and pricing as well as the opportunity to improve their image, reduce costs in the long term and invest in future technologies.

However, it is problematic that the approaches to reducing the so-called corporate carbon footprint (CCF) even of large companies are often not in line with the goals of the Paris climate protection agreement. The focus is on offsetting rather than on changing business models, which leads rather less to a sustainable way of doing business.

Scientific findings should actually be the basis for companies’ climate protection strategies. But how are these taken up and implemented by companies? How can the actual effectiveness of corporate climate protection strategies be evaluated? How should companies align themselves to achieve sustainable business?

More info can be found here, the event will be broadcast live on Youtube.