Dr Thomas Bruhn

Thomas Bruhn is a basic physicist by background and received a doctorate in physics from the Technical University of Berlin for his dissertation about the interaction between organic molecules and semiconductor nanostructures. After research stays at the University “Tor Vergata” in Rome (Italy) and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Nanosciences (CiNaM) in Marseille (France) he joined the IASS Potsdam in 2012. He is interested in a broad variety of issues around the transformation towards a sustainable way of living and is concerned about the changing role of humankind in the earth system in the light of the Anthropocene. In his research work at the IASS, he is mainly engaged in issues around the environmental side effects of climate engineering and the utilization of CO2 as a resource. Particularly he is conducting a transdisciplinary dialogue series with civil society organizations in order to better connect scientific progress and societal development. Besides his research activities, he is active in several NGOs, e.g., he is a member to the tt30, the young think tank of the Club of Rome, and a member of the board of directors of the Global Contract Foundation. As a trained moderator he is also regularly facilitating workshops and courses about sustainable development in adult education programs, at universities, schools or with the broader public.

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Mental Dispositions and Sustainability: An Interview with Gerald Hüther

Professor Gerald Hüther was recently invited to speak at the IASS. Hüther is a neuroscientist and biologist at the University of Göttingen and the author of a number of best-selling works of popular science on brain research and the broad implications of its findings for society. In his lecture and subsequent discussions with the audience,...
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The Dependence of Sustainability on the Degree of Fear and Aspiration: Q&A with David Mitchell

In mid-July, David Mitchell, Associate Research Professor at the Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nevada, visited the IASS and gave two talks while he was here. While David is well known in academic circles, above all for his expertise in atmospheric chemistry, he’s had a deep personal interest in the Vedic tradition for many years...
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