23. ilb 06. – 16.09.2023

Programmsparten: Science and the Humanities

Ulrike Draesner

born in 1962, studied in Germany and England. She lives as a freelance writer in Berlin. Her work comprises novels (»Sieben Sprünge vom Rand der Welt«, 2014; tr. Seven jumps from the edge of the world), short stories (»Richtig liegen«, 2011; tr. Being tracked), poems (»Subsong«, 2014) and essays (»Heimliche

Ulrich Dirnagl

is a German neuroscientist and his research focuses are stroke, cerebral blood flow regulation and brain imaging. Since 1999, he is Professor of Clinical Neurosciences at the Charité in Berlin and founding director of the QUEST Center (Center for Transforming Biomedical Research) of the Berlin Institute of Health. He is

Tony Birch

Tony Birch grew up in Melbourne. Expelled from several schools as an adolescent, he did not graduate until later. Enthusiastic about literature, he decided to study at the University of Melbourne, where he has now been teaching courses in creative writing at the School of Culture and Communication for more

Tom Cooper

Tom Cooper was born in 1974 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His short stories have appeared in »Oxford American« magazine, the »Mid-American Review« and »Gulf Coast«, among other publications, and have been nominated four times for the Pushcart Prize. His first novel »The Marauders« (2015) steers the reader through the labyrinth

Tobias Deschner

has been the head of the Behavioral Endocrinology Lab in the Department of Primatology at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig since 2005. In the context of his doctoral work, he spent years conducting field research in Taï National Park in Ivory Coast. Since 2014 Deschner leads

Tim Landgraf

is a professor at the Institute of Computer Science at the Free University of Berlin, initiator of the Biorobotics Lab and co-founder of the Dahlem Center for Machine Learning and Robotics. His research group studies the mechanisms of collective and swarm intelligence in biological systems, mostly of bees and guppies.

Thorsten Unger

Thorsten Unger born in 1973, is co-founder of the multiple-prizewinning German serious games pioneer Zone 2Connect and the Wegesrand consultancy network. Speaker for film and audiovisual media in the German Cultural Council. Speaker and consultant. Advisory Council of the Stiftung Digitale Spielkultur and the USK. Author of industry articles and

Thomas Martin

born in 1960 in Darmstadt, is a German paleontologist and vice-president of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft. He studied geology and paleontology in Mainz and Tübingen, and completed his doctorate in 1991 in Bonn with a thesis on the enamel microstructure of fossil rodents. From 1992 to 1993 he was a postdoctoral

Thomas Nikolaus Haider

is an AI specialist at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt. He studied computer linguistics and philosophy at Heidelberg University and worked artistically in the field of automatically generated concrete poetry. His current research focuses on the computational modelling of parallelistic text features and poetic license, including

Thomas Bührke

born in 1956, is a German science journalist and astrophysicist. He studied physics in Göttingen and Heidelberg, where he completed his doctoral degree at the Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy in 1986. In 1990, he started to work as a free author and science journalist, among others for the »Süddeutsche Zeitung«, the

Thomas Junker

born in 1957 in Munich, is a German evolutionary biologist and journalist. He studied pharmacy at the Universität Freiburg and earned his PhD in 1989 with a dissertation on Darwinism and botany at the Universität Marburg. Since 2003 he has taught the history of biosciences at the Universität Tübingen. He

Temi Oh

born in 1993 in London to Nigerian parents, graduated from King’s College London with a BSc in Neuroscience. Her research interests in philosophy of the mind and space physiology continue to inform her fictional works. In addition, she received a MA in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh. Her