Today, Die Junge Akademie’s childrens book “Young Scientists” has been published by Hanser-Verlag. In the publication, biologist Gisela Kopp - member of the Zukunftskolleg, Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour (CASCB) and Max-Planck-Institute (MPI) at the University of Konstanz - reveals how she researches animals even without meeting them in person.
The book’s aim is to illustrate, which paths (and detours) actually lead to a research career. 30 researchers from different disciplines talk about their first encounters and formative experiences in research, about coincidences and decisions, sparks of insight and lasting interest in research. About how an outsider in kindergarten can become a professor of computer science. Why, as the daughter of an illiterate woman, one teaches Islamic theology. Or how a legal scholar simply wants to understand why rules are so important for our coexistence. 30 exciting life stories of humanities, social, natural and engineering scientists that inspire and awaken interest in research.
The book can be ordered at https://www.hanser-literaturverlage.de/buch/young-scientists/978-3-446-27579-9/.
Read more on the website of Die Junge Akademie.