Lectures 2020

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 7:30 pm

"What's the toad doing here? - Mining and Amphibian Protection in Saxony"

Dr. Falk Ebersbach, Saxon Mining Authority (OBA)
179th Freiberg Colloquium, lecture hall of the terra mineralia, Freudenstein Castle

Many natural habitats of amphibians are threatened and hardly exist as natural occurrences anymore. Therefore, species communities in which toads or amphibians live often have to cope with replacement habitats. The reptile and amphibian species therefore often settle in quarries, sand, gravel and clay pits. Here you will find important retreat and reproduction areas. This can lead to conflicts between the open-cast mining operations and the demands of nature conservation.

In this context, the lecture highlights aspects of mining that are not or only insufficiently known up to now. On the one hand, stone and earth mining is associated with an unavoidable interference with nature and landscape, but on the other hand it offers considerable potential for the enhancement of natural habitats. For this reason, one of the questions being investigated is whether mining sites have actual potential as habitats for endangered amphibians.

Dr. Falk Ebersbach, head of the legal department of the Saxon Oberbergamt, is responsible for planning approval procedures under mining law and will provide an insight into the area of conflict between mining and amphibian protection from the perspective of the mining authorities at the Freiberg Colloquium.

Dr. Falk Ebersbach, Saxon Mining Authority (OBA)

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 7:30 pm

"Natural radioactivity - and how man deals with it"

Prof. Dr. Vinzenz Brendler, Helmholtz Centre Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR)
180th Freiberg Colloquium, lecture hall of the terra mineralia, Freudenstein Castle

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 7:30 pm

"The faithful craftsman Johann Sebastian Bach. About subsidies in the first half of the
18th century at collieries in the Freiberg mining district"

Eberhard Spree, 181st Freiberg Colloquium, venue to be announced 

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 7:30 pm

"The New Buddies from the Petri Dish - Current Developments in Biotechnological Raw Material Production"

Kathrin Pollmann, head of the biotechnology department,
Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology
182nd Freiberg Colloquium, venue to be announced

Thursday, 11 June 2020, 7:30 pm

"History, present and future of the semiconductor industry in Freiberg"

Dr. Stefan Eichler, Freiberger Compound Materials
183rd Freiberger Colloquium, venue to be announced

Thursday, 3 September, 2020, 7:30 pm

"Iceland's spectacular central volcanoes - Eyjafjallajökull, Hekla and Borgarfjörður eystri"

Dr. Luðvik E. Gústafsson, Jarðfræðafélag Íslands - Reykjavík
184th Freiberg Colloquium, venue to be announced

Thursday, 8 October 2020, 7:30 pm

"The Family Shaft in Freiberg - Rediscovered after Humboldt, what's next for this one?"

Eduard Zaiser, Saxon Mining Authority & Prof.Dr.-Ing. Jörg Benndorf, TU Bergakademie Freiberg
185th Freiberg Colloquium, lecture hall of the terra mineralia, Freudenstein Castle

Thursday, 5 November 2020, 7:30 pm

"Models say more than 1000 words - Using geological 3D models in science communication"

Dipl.-Geoökol. Sascha Görne, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, Freiberg location
186th Freiberg Colloquium, lecture hall of the terra mineralia, Freudenstein Castle

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 7:30 pm

"Gem Mining in Sri Lanka"

Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Weyer, Institute for Mining and Special Underground Engineering, TU Bergakademie Freiberg
187th Freiberg Colloquium, lecture hall of the terra mineralia, Freudenstein Castle

The ‘Freiberg Colloquium’ is a series of lectures of the Saxon State Office for Environment, Agriculture and Geology, of the Saxon Mining Authority, of the Geokompetenzzentrum Freiberg. e.V., of the Saxon State Archives/Mining Archives, of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, of the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology and of the terra mineralia.