Video Portraits of Scientists: "Brilliant Minds"
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Bérengère Parise works at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn. There, the French scientist leads her own research group. The 32-year-old wants to know how stars like our sun came into being.
He does his research at the Life and Brain Center at the University of Bonn, institute for stem cell research. The 30-year-old Indian is working on ways to transform human cells back into stem cells.
With the help of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Mehul Bhatt is looking into how people behave in spaces that do not even exist and where the normal laws of nature do not always apply. Our "Billiant Minds" series introduces young scientists from across the world who live and research in Germany.
Roberto Rinaldi is a researcher at the Max Planck Institute in Mülheim on the Ruhr. He is looking for a way to use agricultural waste to generate energy.
34-year-old Mario D'Amore from Italy has been fascinated by far-off worlds since he was a child. Today, he works at the German Aerospace Center in Berlin.
Shigeyoshi Inoue is currently pursuing a career in chemistry at the Technical University Berlin. His field of research is the production and characterization of novel molecules.
Chilean post-doc Raul Angulo works at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching studying the origins of galaxies.
A physicist from Ukraine, Denis Andrienko works at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz.
Ilenia Battiato comes from Italy and is conducting research at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen. Trained as a physicist, she researches how fluids move in the earth's subsurface.
Brian Buijsse of the Netherlands is a researcher at the German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIFE). Buijsse is examining the role that diet plays as a risk factor for developing diabetes and obesity.
Alexandru T. Codilean is a junior professor at the German Center for Geosciences in Potsdam. There he is carrying out research on how the earth's surface has developed and how it will change in future.
Thorsten Mauritsen is a climate researcher from Denmark. He works at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, where he's studying the effects of climate change in the Arctic.
Rachael McDermott is from the US. She is a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching.
As a schoolboy, Daniel Varon Silva was already creating shampoos and hand cremes. Chemistry was his favorite subject. Today the 35-year-old Columbian works at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces.
For 33-year-old postdoc student Krister Smith, the trip from America to Germany meant more than a chance to study and work abroad—it was a chance to dig.
Alexander Zakhidov is a researcher at Dresden University of Technology. The 30 year old physicist specialized in OLEDs - organic light-emitting diodes. He is trying to make OLED displays more colorful.
Anuj Parikh is 30-years-old and comes from Canada. He is researching how chemical elements came into existence.
Damaris Odeny is a plant biologist. She is working at Cologne's Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research.
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.
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.
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.
When Hugues Lantuit wants to make an impression, the charming Frenchman enjoys presenting himself as a polar researcher. He says he enjoys the admiring looks he gets.
Dr. Jiri Firml is a biologist and chemist has headed a group of young researchers at the Center for Molecular Biology of Plants at the University of Tübingen.
Dr. Marko Kralj comes from Croatia and is a surface physicist. As a Humboldt scholar, he's doing research at the Institute Physical and Theoretical Chemistry at Bonn University.
Mikko Myrskylä from Finland works at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock.
Mirka Uhlirova heads her own research group at the University of Cologne's Institute for Genetics.
Dr. Krishnaraj Rajalingam was born in India. He studied Biology and is now working at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin.
Sergio Amancio is researching secure methods of connecting materials. That is of great importance, especially in aviation.
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.
Dr. Yamirka Rojas-Agramonte is a geologist from Cuba and is carrying out research at the University of Mainz.
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.
Dr. Ionela Vrejoiu is looking for new materials that might be suitable for constructing memory chips for computers.
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