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IfL in brief

Book a Scientist – Speed Dating with Science

At "Book a Scientist" on March 18, interested people have the opportunity to exchange ideas online with experts from the Leibniz Association, including five colleagues from the IfL.

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Diesel instead of wire

"Everyone is electrifying - but Moscow is abolishing the legendary trolleybuses" was the headline in "Stern" magazine on 4 December 2020. Why was the world's largest trolleybus network shut down?

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U-turn in mobility policy

For three decades, cars were at the centre of transport policy in Tbilisi - until Kakhaber Kaladze was elected as a mayor of Georgia's capital in November 2017.

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Four centimetres on the map equals one kilometre in nature

Connoisseurs know what is meant (... the 1:25,000 topographic map). More than six thousand "Messtischblätter", as these maps used to be called, are available in the IfL library's online catalogue.

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Photos keep history alive

77 years ago, on 4 December 1943, more than 300 000 British bombs rained down on Leipzig. The air raids triggered an inferno after which the city was no longer the same.

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50 million bird observations - visualised in an interactive web map

After three years of development, the "ornitho-Regioportal" went online in October 2020.

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"Hybrid" learning

It is well known that people like to play and always learn in the process. But how do you manage to arouse young people's curiosity for "landscape" and encourage them to discover new things outside?

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IfL with restricted access

Due to the current corona situation and the recommendation to keep social contacts to a minimum, the institute remains closed to the public until further notice.

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