Thereby, the focus lies on the relationship between science and the public, on problems of knowledge transfer, and on the question of job-specific communicative requirements. The term Scientific Communication Research (SciCoRe) stands for the aim of bringing together researchers of TU Darmstadt and other universities to conduct interdisciplinary research on the topic of science communication.
With regard to research, it is especially interesting to investigate which forms of knowledge, inward-looking communication, and outward-oriented mediation, media and text formats, data preparation technologies such as data presentation, linguistic-discursive popularization strategies, and political-historical legitimation processes are present in the humanities and social sciences – in contrast to the experimental and techno-sciences. Thereby, a combined theoretical-reflective and application-oriented-analytical perspective promises especially interesting results.
Current work focuses are the question of non-knowledge and uncertainty is treated in science and the media (DFG project 2017-2020 on the bee-/pesticide discourse, DFG project 2011-2013 on non-knowledge in Priority Program 1409: Science and Publicity, DFG project on and participation in Priority Program 1689: Climate Engineering), specifically also on the literacy of junior researchers in the natural sciences when dealing with such uncertainty (Tschira Project 2018-2021) and on knowledge transfer strategies in media formats for children (DFG project 2013-2016).