Dive into the video series Stay Curious, which offers down-to-earth explanations of complex science, as well as portraits and talks with the Carlsberg Foundation's top researchers.
STAY CURIOUS: The organisms which are the topic of Thomas Kiørboe’s research, have become smaller and smaller. He became fascinated by the beauty of plankton and has learned that the key is asking the right questions– and then to work towards being able to answer them.
STAY CURIOUS: An intellectual nomad with one foot planted in natural science and one foot planted in the humanities and social science. Rather than “thinking ourselves into the future”, we should move ourselves into the future. Andreas Roepstorff wants to create a space, where we can learn about what it is that makes us interact with one another.
STAY CURIOUS: As a child Jeffrey Hangst was told that if he did not study hard and made it to university, he would end up working in the steel factory in his native town in Pennsylvania. And he did end up in a factory – along with a number of the most excellent researchers in the world, he works at the antimatter-factory at CERN.
STAY CURIOUS: To Jacob Sherson, physics is the way to fundamentally understanding how the world works. He has dedicated his life to this. New ideas seem to constantly appear, and Jacob Sherson hopes for his research to reach out into the world and create change.
STAY CURIOUS: When Jens-Christian Svenning saw a photo in National Geographic of his father in the tropics, he was done for. He is passionate about understanding nature, its biodiversity, and the coexistence of species. With knowledge comes responsibility and this is something he is highly aware of, in terms of working to understand how we can restore animal populations, both in Denmark and the rest of the world.
STAY CURIOUS: Growing up in the countryside, Johan Fynbo had many opportunities to gaze into the endless starry night sky. And it would become his career. Good teachers showed him the way into the world of astronomy and the fascination with phenomena thousands of kilometres away in the universe has stuck with him ever since.
STAY CURIOUS: As a child Kirsten Hastrup read books by Knud Rasmussen and watched a movie with her father about icebergs in Greenland. It was clear to her that she had to explore life in one of the most hostile geographical areas of the world. This was the beginning of what would become a long career in the field of polar research.
STAY CURIOUS: “What is your work and why is it important?”, Vincent Hendrick’s son asked him ten years ago. This became the starting point for collecting and using his knowledge to the benefit of all of us. In a field between the humanities and technology, Vincent Hendricks does his research to understand the mechanisms behind misinformation.
STAY CURIOUS: Sequencing the barley genome has been successfully accomplished for the first time ever. It provides an opportunity to understand genetics, biochemistry and the plant physiology behind. New technology makes it possible to develop barley and other crops that can endure a changing climate.
STAY CURIOUS: We live in strange times. Since machines have entered our social lives, human science has never been more important. Robots can predict us, they take care of us, and we are fascinated by them. Social robots are not only tools – they awaken our feelings.
STAY CURIOUS: Medical anthropology examines how the human body relates to bigger societal issues, as well as ethical and existential reflections. A prematurely born infant in an incubator demands highly trained professional caregivers and intense care to live. The child is not a living person without society and the culture around it. Where are the borders between human, animal, life, and death?
STAY CURIOUS: The spread of international courts is increasing, and they become ever more productive. Not only do states file lawsuits against each other, but also individuals sue their own states. International courts play a gradually bigger role as semi-constitutional courts, monitoring if UN member-countries break international conventions.
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