Diekmann, L., & Fritsch, J. (2020) Crossing Boundaries in Science: The Mystery of Risks – How Can Science Help Reconcile Perception and Assessment? (German Research Foundation & National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Eds.). Joint Committee on the Handling of Security-Relevant Research.
The conference format ‘Crossing Boundaries in Science’ of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina is meant to stimulate discussions between areas of research that are particularly dependent on new forms of interdisciplinary cooperation and method transfer. The first international conference, entitled ‘Modelling Nature and Society – Can We Control the World?’ took place in Weimar in June 2016. Its objective was to provide an overview and discuss current attempts to understand and control complex systems in nature and society using scientific modelling. The second international conference took place in Potsdam in July 2019. It was organised by the Joint Committee on the Handling of Security-Relevant Research and focused on the role of science in the perception, assessment and handling of risks in our increasingly complex world.