Across borders

Where do borders actually come from? Are they just crazy inventions of humans? As a zoologist Josef H. Reichholf knows about absurd border phenomena also in the animal world. Above all, however, in these observations he sharpens the consciousness for that primordial demarcation that precedes all life: Without the separation of inside from outside, there would be no liveliness at all. But nothing is for eternity, no living thing and no border: The Chinese wall, for example, once the measure of all border-drawing, appears to us today as a harmless climbing wall ...

As one of the best-known biologists in the German-speaking world, Prof. Dr. Josef Reichholf taught for many years at the Technical University and at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and was head of department of the Zoological State Collection, also in Munich. In 2007, the bestselling author received the Sigmund Freud Prize for scientific prose, and in 2017 his book Symbioses. Das erstaunliche Miteinander in der Natur was named Knowledge Book of the Year.

As part of the International Science Festival - Geist Heidelberg

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Date: 20.10.2022

Time: 20:00


Josef Reichholf