Tag: Sailing

The sight of land had never been so welcome to a sailing crew, or so it felt, when the shores of the Swedish island of Gotland rose up from afar. One day at anchor – what a tempting prospect for our researcher teams on leg 3 of Science Sets Sail. Taking a nap without running outside to the railing! ...

The Science Sets Sail organisational team were thrilled to be presented with a thoughtful thank-you gift from Prof. Dr. Jouni Partanen from Aalto University in Finland - a 3D-printed replica of the Thor Heyerdahl.

In the FAU press office, we are loving how interested, engaged, and excited everyone has been about Science Sets Sail. We are now well over half way through our voyage, with only one final Open Ship Day in Gdansk to go, and want to thank all the institutions – including partner universities and medi...

Open Ship Days, it seems to me, always have their challenges! For Tallinn, everything would be easy, or so we thought. We were heading for a dock in the City harbour and would be right next to the city center to attract all those crowds of people strolling through the beautiful streets of Tallinn: m...

You were invited to join the trip of a lifetime: a chance to follow wind and tide, experience living under sail – probably for the first and only time – all while meeting international colleagues from your field and exchanging on relevant areas of research. You organised all the necessary equipment...

Better known for modelling discrete-continuous optimisation problems than optimising points of sail, and far more comfortable on land discussing how to simulate gas flows than determining how to navigate tidal waters, Prof. Dr. Günter Leugering led a team of five researchers representing The Chairs of Economics – Discrete Optimization – Mathematics (EDOM) and their international guests on leg 2 of Science Sets Sail this summer. We asked him why he decided to take part in Science Sets Sail.

Also joining the third leg of Science Sets Sail are four researchers from FAU’s Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy and their six international guests from applied science institutes and universities. Chemistry plays an integral role in today’s scientific endeavors. It sits at the heart of many sci...

Market proximity, cruise ships, inter-University diplomacy, and discovering a new maths talent: Blandina Mangelkramer tells us more about the Thor Heyerdahl’s eventful visit to our most northerly port on the Science Sets Sail voyage.