Social Program

Welcome reception

The welcome reception will be on Sunday, October 11, 18:00 – 20:00 o’clock at the Seminaris See-Hotel.


Conference dinner

The conference dinner is planned for the evening of Wednesday, October 14.

 

Excursions

The following exursions are offered on October, 14 in the afternoon.

It is only possible to visit one attraction. Please note that your registration is binding.


Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam (Guided tour)

The most visited attraction in Potsdam is the Palace Sanssouci with its park. The participants will take a guided tour of the Rococo-style Palace with its park. Sanssouci was erected between 1745 and 1747. Possibly nowhere else in Germany will you find a more lavish testament to the diverse architectural styles and gorgeous palaces as that of Park Sanssouci in the former Prussian residence city of Potsdam.

Potsdam, Schloss Sanssouci, Gartenfassade mit oberster Terrasse / Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg / Daniel Lindner
Potsdam, Schloss Sanssouci, Konzertzimmer, R.: 4 / Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg / Wolfgang Pfauder
Potsdam, Park Sanssouci, Schloss Sanssouci mit Terrassen / Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg / Hans Bach
The great refractor telescope on Telegrafenberg in Potsdam.
(Foto: Wikipedia/karstenknuth)

Telegraphenberg Hill (Guided tour)

One of the most striking features of the science park "Albert Einstein" on Telegraphenberg Hill in Potsdam is the "Great Refractor" - the world´s fourth largest refracting telescope, which was completed in 1899. This telescope bears tremendous witness to the optical precision manufacturing and early astrophysical science taking place at the turn of the 19th/20th century.

Albert Einstein's residence in Caputh, near Potsdam, Germany.
(Foto: Wikipedia/Stephan M. Höhne)

Albert Einstein's residence in Caputh (Guided tour)

Einstein was a man without a permanent home. He twice renounced citizenship to Germany, where he was born, once in 1896 and again in 1933. He held a Swiss passport for most of his life, but left Switzerland for good after fifteen years and almost as many addresses. In between, during a teaching appointment in Prague, he was briefly a subject of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Although he later took his oath as an American citizen, he remained an intellectual refugee who never felt at home with the English language. Einstein called himself a bird of passage, and he was always on the search for favorable climes.
    Only once did Einstein try to build his own nest, and had circumstances not forced him to leave it would have remained his home of choice. He called his house in Caputh a paradise ...