Beilstein TV is supporting the advancement of scientific communication by producing videos of research laboratory experiments, lectures and interviews with scientists. The exchange of scientific ideas is strongly based on written publications. Some scientific findings, however, are better explained by a video than with letters and drawings. Our videos are adding important visual and verbal aspects to scientific publications. Science is not only about facts – it is also about the people. Scientists have opinions, they like or dislike a particular hypothesis, they differ in their expectations regarding the future of their research field. Statements and commentaries from scientists are made freely available to a wider audience by us.
Beilstein TV is funded by the Beilstein-Institut zur Förderung der Chemischen Wissenschaften (Beilstein Institute for the Advancement of Chemical Sciences) a Foundation established under civil law and located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The Beilstein-Institut was established as a non-profit organisation by the Max Planck Society in 1951. Communication and dissemination of information in the area of chemistry and related disciplines are at the centre of the Beilstein-Institut’s support activities.
The Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry and the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology are Open Access journals and are therefore freely available to all scientists worldwide. International symposia are organized where scientists from different disciplines can meet to exchange their knowledge. In research and education innovative projects are supported by the Beilstein-Institut either directly or through professorships and stipends.