Micro plastics in the environment – Small particles, big impact

12 February 2020, 19:00
Prof. Dr. Christian Laforsch, University of Bayreuth
As part of the series "Excursion – Insight into the world of science"

Prof. Dr. Christian Laforsch | © Christian Laforsch

Prof. Dr. Christian Laforsch | © Christian Laforsch

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About the event

Plastic is everywhere – in the waters, in cosmetics, in our food. The pollution of the environment by very small plastic particles, micro plastics, is consequently a highly topical issue for researchers and the public. "Micro plastics" is a collective term for minute particles of various types of plastic. Their properties are highly diverse, a circumstance which makes accurate statements about the dimension of environmental pollution and the risk posed to the health of humans difficult.

Together with colleagues at the University of Bayreuth, the ecologist Christian Laforsch examines the chemical and physical properties of micro plastics and their effect on the environment. Their goal is to be able to make a better assessment of environmental risks and to create a basis for the development of environmentally friendly plastics.

In his lecture, Christian Laforsch explains the current status of knowledge of research about micro plastics and the current assessment of risks for the environment and health.

The German Research Foundation cordially invites you to this lecture.

Information overview

Date12 February 2020, 19:00
VenueBayerische Staatsbibliothek, Fürstensaal, 1st floor
Ludwigstr. 16, 80539 Munich
Public transportUnderground lines U3/ U6, bus lines 58/ 68/ 153/ 154, station/ bus stop Universität
Bus lines 100/ 153, bus stop Von-der-Tann-Strasse
RegistrationPlease register by e-mail to or by calling +49 89 28638-2115

Reserved seats need to be occupied 15 minutes before the start of the event at the latest.

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AdmissionAdmission is free.