What is a democracy? How does a convincing stage scene emerge? How does digital communication remain secure? In the podcast Hessen schafft Wissen, an initiative of the Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts, Erik Lorenz talks to scientists from various research areas at Hessian universities about their fields of work. Three emergenCITY researchers have already contributed.

In the 15th episode, emergenCITY-PI Prof. Dr. Christian Reuter talks about the significance of IT for peace and security at the crossroads between research in the humanities and technical aspects. With the title Science and Technology for Peace and Security, he focuses on resilience of IT in crises as well as on the importance of collaborative digital technologies in conflict situations.

Prof. Dr. Michèle Knodt, deputy coordinator of the program area City and Society at emergenCITY, talks about her research on energy transformation in the 42nd episode, titled Energy Systems of the Future. She addresses the questions of where we currently stand in this transformation, how the political coordination of energy transformation can work better as a process, and how people can become involved.

In the 52nd episode, emergenCITY coordinator Prof. Dr. Matthias Hollick is a guest on the topic of Resilience of Digital Cities and provides answers to the emergenCITY center’s core question: How can cities with digitally networked infrastructures maintain their ability to function in extreme situations, crises and disasters? He explains clearly what is meant by digital cities, resilience and resilient information and communication technology.

All episodes are still available on the website of the initiative Hessen schafft Wissen and on popular podcast services.