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: 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.
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.
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