The Hans Sigrist Foundation

The Hans Sigrist Symposium

The Hans Sigrist Symposium takes place on the Friday before Dies Academicus each year.

Hans Sigrist Symposium 2019

Exoplanets: Worlds Beyond Our Solar System

The Hans Sigrist Foundation is awarding the 2019 Hans Sigrist Prize to a distinguished exoplanet scientist, Professor Ignas Snellen of Leiden University. Snellen is a pioneer in using ground-based telescopes to identify molecules in the atmospheres of exoplanets, which will pave the way for future detection of biosignatures. At the upcoming Hans Sigrist Symposium, he will speak about "The Search for Extraterrestrial Life". The full-day symposium includes speakers from abroad and from the University of Bern and is organized by Professor Kevin Heng of the Center for Space and Habitability (CSH) at the University of Bern and will take place on Friday, December 6, 2019. Attendance is free.

Program (Download) (PDF, 80KB)

Hans Sigrist Symposium 2018

The symposium took place on Friday, November 30, 2018 and focused on Sustainably Produced Food of Animal Origin. The 2018 symposium was organized by Prof. Rupert Bruckmaier of Vetsuisse and is sponsored by the Hans Sigrist Foundation, both at the University of Bern.

Program and description Symposium 2018 (PDF, 80KB)