Göttingen: city of sciences - the place to be in stone and heritage conservation 2020
The International Congress on the Deterioration and Conservation of Stone is a quadrennial event that brings together the world-wide community of researchers, managers and practitioners who are concerned about the conservation of cultural stone structures and monuments and related materials and objects. The 14th International Conference will take place 2020 in Göttingen/Germany within the centre of Germany, perfectly reachable by several airports and train connections.
Göttingen is a town through which the stream of the world flows. This sentence describes Göttingen’s unusual position as a cosmopolitan town, a place of old world charm and modern science. The town was first mentioned in a document by Otto the Great in 953 AD. The Town Hall, the great churches, countless old streets and many richly decorated half-timbered houses bear witness to its medieval past. In medieval times, the city was a member of the Hanseatic League and hence a wealthy town.
Göttingen is famous for its old university. Established in 1737, the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen is a research university of international renown with a strong focus in research-led teaching. Many internationally renowned scientists were affiliated with Göttingen, such as Carl Friedrich Gauss, Wilhelm Weber, Max Born, Max Planck, Werner Heisenberg, Otto Hahn, David Hilbert, etc. The name of Göttingen is associated with more than 40 Nobel Prize winners who have lived, learned and worked here. The university is distinguished by the rich diversity of its subject spectrum, particularly in the humanities, and its excellent facilities for the pursuit of scientific research.