Two Minutes Of Scholarship

In these clips, Fellows of the Wissenschaftskolleg explain what excites them about their research and why they devote a large part of their lives to a specific subject or question.

Two Minutes of Scholarship

Maria Luisa Catoni

... talks about differences between ancient cultures and today's ones as well as about the bliss of not having to choose between two disciplines.

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tells us about her first encounters with the phenomenon of art, her work on the non-portrait, and her interest in collective habits of seeing.

Two Minutes of Scholarship

Charlotte Klonk

tells us about her first encounters with the phenomenon of art, her work on the non-portrait, and her interest in collective habits of seeing.

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talks about what sparked his enthusiasm for biology, about various interpretations of theories, and about creative madness as a useful presupposition in the natural sciences.

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Manfred D. Laubichler

talks about what sparked his enthusiasm for biology, about various interpretations of theories, and about creative madness as a useful presupposition in the natural sciences.

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is happy about the changes new technology might trigger in our thinking and is even more happy about the scholar's privilege to seek new beginnings.

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Claus Pias

is happy about the changes new technology might trigger in our thinking and is even more happy about the scholar's privilege to seek new beginnings.

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explains the interdepency of philosophy and the theater as well as the current state of the humanities.

Two Minutes of Scholarship

Martin Puchner

explains the interdepency of philosophy and the theater as well as the current state of the humanities.

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raves about the diversity within the field of biology and about his fascination with interdisciplinary work.

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Arndt Twickel

raves about the diversity within the field of biology and about his fascination with interdisciplinary work.

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... speaks about how the language of primates is investigated, how great the joy over unexpected results can be, and what the difference between man and the great apes actually is.

Klaus Zuberbühler

Klaus Zuberbühler

... speaks about how the language of primates is investigated, how great the joy over unexpected results can be, and what the difference between man and the great apes actually is.

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