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: International courts are politically and legally important and contribute by holding states to their obligations. Professor Mikael Rask Madsen examines cause and effect of the rising number of international courts all over the world.
STAY CURIOUS: What does it mean to be human? Mette Nordahl Svendsen examines “liminal” life, which means existence on the border of life and death, person and non-person. These borders are not naturally given but generated through social practice and cultural conditioning.
STAY CURIOUS: The Corona-crisis is upon us with great consequences for both the individual and society as a whole. Professor Michael Bang Petersen, do research into social behavior during the Corona-crisis, in which Denmark, in many ways, has been transformed into an anthropological laboratory that can be studied in "real time".
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: 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: Birgitte Skadhauge’s early years at a farm sparked an interest in the nature of crops, from seed to plant. Her wish is to develop better and more sustainable crops. The curiosity of getting to know barley down to the tiniest detail and understanding its genetics is a motivational factor every day.
STAY CURIOUS: To become a philosopher, you must be a philosopher. It requires the ability to think philosophically. Professor Johanna Seibt examines ways of thinking and tries to expand our understanding of what it means to be human.
STAY CURIOUS: Mette Nordahl Svendsen chose anthropology out of an interest in other worlds. Through conversations with her mother, Mette gained an interest in the great existential questions. She finds the best research to be that of an explorative nature and stemming from curiosity.
STAY CURIOUS: Mikael Rask Madsen’s global outlook stems from childhood trips and experiences and has influenced his understanding of the world. His research takes him to the very core of international organs, and his excitement when exploring new places is still intact.
STAY CURIOUS: Rebecca Adler-Nissen’s childhood abroad with parents, who worked with people from all over the world, created an interest in other countries and cultures. She wishes to understand the diplomacy of the 21st century and to pass on her own curiosity and willingness to take chances to her students.
STAY CURIOUS: To Rubina Raja, central to being human is the understanding of what came before us. In high school, she aroused an interest in scrutinizing antique sources. Curiosity and thoroughness fuel her work to understand the great connections on a basis of, e.g., tiny potsherds.
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