Set up a <a href="http://ways.org/en/blogs/2010/jun/18/im_a_scientist_and_the_beryllium_fraud">Beryllium treasure hunt</a> open for students from all zones. Good luck!
Five schools across Germany between 1981 and 1994. Latest one: Archenhold-Oberschule, Berlin.
2001-2007: Korea Basic Science Institute in Daejeon, Republic of Korea; Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering in St. Ingbert, Germany; Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany.
Postdoc in brain morphometry.
Since 2007: University of Jena.
In general, much of my work as a scientist has been focused on applying methods from physics to the study of biological structures and processes from a comparative evolutionary perspective. For an example, read about the origins of my Twitter avatar.
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How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
<a href="http://ways.org/en/blogs/2009/jun/29/what_would_science_look_like_if_it_were_invented_today">What would science</a>
What did you want to be after you left school?
A researcher in biophysics or a physician in a developing country.
Were you ever in trouble at school?
A number of teachers and class mates certainly thought so on occasion.
Who is your favourite singer or band?
I prefer music which does not require electricity to be performed. A good example is the throat-singing of the group <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBKb4HKSfoU">AltaiKai</a>.
What is the most fun thing you've done?
One of the most exciting moments was performing <a href="http://home.arcor.de/tschiltan/musik/tschiltan_mastimastum.mp3">traditional Central Asian music</a> with <a href="http://tschiltan.de/">my band</a> in the heart of Central Asia – on the <a href="http://wondergetaways.com/wp-content/thumbnails/556.jpg">Registan Square</a> in Samarqand, Usbekistan. You can get an idea about that from <a href="http://bit.ly/Tschiltan-video">this trailer</a>, with video graphics imitating the style of Uzbek TV.
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
(1) A life that is balanced between work, family, hobbies, health and environmental footprint, (2) a long-term research grant with no strings attached, (3) more occasions to actually use foreign languages.
Tell us a joke.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7DkeQ0roAM">Schrödinger’s cat walks into a bar … and doesn’t.</a>