They are everywhere, live in and around us, are mostly invisible and keep our world running: Microorganisms - bacteria, viruses, algae and fungi.
How did an inconspicuous bacterium bring Corpus Christi to Christianity? Why is an eye animal the beacon of hope for space travel, and why might we have to let spaceships go moldy in the future? What do microbes have to do with our winter holidays, and why are they out to get the banana?
"Microbes are important - and they taste good (as long as you eat the right ones)," says Freistetter, who explains the cosmos of microbiology in an informative as well as entertaining way at Geist Heidelberg, showing us a history of the world as it has never existed before.
Dr. Florian Freistetter is an astronomer, author and Science Buster cabaret artist. His podcast Sternengeschichten is one of the most successful science podcasts in the German language. As a columnist, he regularly writes Freistetter's Formula World for Spektrum der Wissenschaft.
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