Videos: Researcher Stories
From China to Chile, from Japan to the United States, Germany has an outstanding international reputation in research. For this reason, many researchers come to Germany. The 'Brilliant Minds' video series by the Deutsche Welle introduces young researchers from all over the world who have chosen to live and work in Germany.
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The behavioral scientist Sarah Benhaiem, 28, from France works at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wild Animal Research in Berlin, where she investigates the social behavior of hyenas
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British scientist Patricia Schady works at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching. Her specialist area is gamma ray bursts. They mark the death of a star and the creation of a black hole
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Even when she was a child, Jingnan Guo was fascinated by space. Today the 28-year-old astrophysicist from China heads a research team at the German University of Kiel
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Her workplace is most people's idea of a vacation paradise: the beaches of the Bahamas or the Galapagos Islands. Claire Reymond investigates the sand on the sea floor for the remains of microorganisms
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Daniele Oriti works at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam. The 33 year old physicist and his research team are seeking to gain new insights into the early universe.
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Emad Aziz Bekhit comes from Egypt. Ten years ago he came to Germany for the first time. Today, the 30-year-old is working successfully at the Adlershof Science and Technology Park in Berlin.
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Dr. Florin Popescu comes from the USA. As an engineer and brain researcher, he is working at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Architecture and Software Technology FIRST in Berlin.
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Dr. Tricia Striano was born in the United States. She studied Psychology, and since 2000, she is living in Germany. In 2004 she received the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
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Dr. Zachi Karni works in the computer graphics department at Saarbrücken's Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik. He is doing research about a better three-dimensional presentation of computer generated graphics.
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