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 Anthropocene is the age of mankind and is characterized by the significant changes we see all over the world as a result of our use of, and effect on the geology and eco-system of Planet Earth. Anthropologist Kirsten Hastrup explores the changes in Greenland where they are very obvious.
The composition of plankton in the oceans is changing as a result of global warming. Living marine organisms generally move towards the poles to remain under the same temperature conditions. And when fish, for example, leave the Equator the fish fauna erodes in warmer sea areas.
STAY CURIOUS: The concept of “rewilding” covers the endeavours to lessen human impact on natural ecosystems and restoring natural processes. Professor Jens Christian Svenning’s research revolves around how to reinstate animal populations to restore their function in the food chain, hence increasing biodiversity.
STAY CURIOUS: You, I, and everything else in the Universe is made out of matter. But there should be antimatter, equivalent to the total volume of matter in the Universe. The question, however, is this: Where did the antimatter go? Meet professor and physicist, Jeffrey S. Hangst, who is on the hunt for the antimatter that disappeared.
STAY CURIOUS: Galaxies have not always existed. The have emerged through the course of the history of the Universe. Galaxies consist of a type of dark matter condensate and gas.
So, does Professor Johan Fynbo believe, that there is life on other planets? Anything else would be peculiar.
STAY CURIOUS: Professor of physics Jacob Friis Sherson does research into hybrid intelligence to figure out what humans and computers, respectively, do better. How we react to artificial intelligence will, in part, define our future. We can fear it or embrace it.
STAY CURIOUS: Our relation to the world around us is not merely social, but to a high degree controlled by biology. Professor and leader of Interacting Minds Centre, Andreas Roepstorff, takes a look at the biological basis for human relations.
STAY CURIOUS: We are bombarded with information. Listen, when professor and leader of Center for Information and Bubble Studies, Vincent Hendricks, talks about “opinion bubbles” and just how valuable your attention is.
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.
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