UZH Magazin 2/20
Resilient states, optimists and visionaries: The new UZH Magazin examines what helps us overcome crises and what we can learn from them.
Focus: A World Turned Upside Down
A world in crisis. The latest issue of the UZH Magazin explores the current crisis not only as a threat to the status quo, but as a potential turning point. We must now ask ourselves: Where do we go from here? What can we learn from crises?
Weightlessness in space can make it easier to grow human tissue. Researchers at the UZH Space Hub sent stem cells to the International Space Station (ISS) to test them. Now the samples are back.
Smoked Sermon, Anyone?
Asger Jorn (1914-1973) achieved fame with his wild expressionist paintings filled with strange, wondrous creatures. But the Danish artist also made books into artworks and produced subversive theories of language. Nordic expert Klaus Müller-Wille has been taking a closer look.
Giving Makes Us Feel Happy
Generosity entails costs. Its benefit to us, though, is indeterminate. Why are we nonetheless generous toward others? Neuroeconomist Philippe Tobler has peered into the brains of generous people and discovered an answer to that question.
Mothers' milk has always been subject to superstitious beliefs and questions. How long should mothers breastfeed? What if it doesn't work? UZH human biologist Thierry Hennet's aim is to find rational arguments, and to identify how breastmilk protects babies from infections.
Journey Out of Lockdown
The coronavirus isn't going anywhere for the time being. As long as there is no vaccine, policymakers need reliable information about the level of infection within the population. Milo Puhan, an epidemiologist at UZH, is leading a national study that investigates this very issue. The findings are being published in a kind of academic live ticker.
Uschi Backes-Gellner advises the German government on employment matters and researches vocational education in Switzerland. Her own father was a bricklayer.Read Article