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2019-10-14

Movie: Barbara FISCHER | Evolution of the Human Pelvis and Childbirth

"Why is birth so difficult in humans and why has evolution not resolved this obstetric dilemma?" KLI postdoctoral fellow Barbara Fischer talks about evolutionary constraints and childbirth.

2019-10-09

New book of the Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology

'Convergent Evolution on Earth. Lessons for the Search for Extraterrestrial Life' by George R McGhee Jr. An analysis of patterns of convergent evolution on Earth that suggests where we might look for similar convergent forms on other planets.

2019-10-09

New book of the Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology

'Evolutionary Causation' edited by Tobias Uller & Kevin N. Laland. A comprehensive treatment of the concept of causation in evolutionary biology that makes clear its central role in both historical and contemporary debates.

2019-10-09

Evolution, Umwelten, and the Possibility of Planetary Aesthetics

KLI Colloquium: Andrew S. YANG (Chicago Art Institute), 22 October 2019, 5.00 pm

2019-10-08

Demography and Cultural Complexity

KLI Colloquium: Kim STERELNY (Australian National University, Canberra), 15 October 2019, 5.00 pm

2019-10-07

Movie: Christian Dorninger | Sustainable Biophysical Human-Nature Connectedness

"When you eat your daily meal do you ever ask yourself, where do the ingredients come from?" KLI fellow Christian Dorninger works on the biophysical and mental connectedness between humans and nature, with implications for sustainability studies.

2019-10-04

Timewalk in the Anthropocene

Pictorial memories of an event organized by the Globart Academy & KLI. A journey through different periods that surround us in the anthropocene.

2019-10-02

Schrödinger’s What is Life? 75 Years On

KLI "Current Research Talk" by Daniel NICHOLSON (KLI): 8 October 2019, 5.00 pm

2019-10-01

Movie: Gregory Rupik | Goethe, Organisms, and Biology Today

"What if I told you that 19th century poet & playwright Johann Wolfgang von Goethe has something important to contribute to biology today?" KLI Alum (IHPST, University of Toronto) introduces us to an organism-centric philosophy of biology.

2019-09-23

Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Challenges and Capacities

KLI Colloquium by Rebecca FREETH (IASS Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies Potsdam): 1 October, 2019, 5.00 pm

2019-09-11

Sustainability as a Problem of Complexity: Past, Present and Future of Sustainability Science in the Anthropocene

The joint workshop co-organized by the KLI, Complexity Science Hub, CGSC, and Leuphana University takes place 12 – 13 September 2019 at the KLI.

2019-09-04

Is the cell really a machine?

The latest article by KLI Senior Fellow Dan Nicholson has been highly recommended in F1000Prime as being of "exceptional significance" in its field by two F1000 Faculty Members.

2019-09-03

Using Discomfort to Prompt Learning in Collaborative Teams

New blog by Rebecca Freeth (Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Potsdam) and Guido Caniglia (KLI)

2019-09-01

New Ideas on the Emergence and Evolution of Life

KLI Colloquium: Roberto Cazzolla Gatti (Tomsk State University), 3 September, 5.00 pm

2019-09-01

Sustainability—a complex challenge

Public Event to kick-off the KLI / Complexity Hub Workshop "Sustainability as a Problem of Complexity: Past, Present and Future of Sustainability Science in the Anthropocene" (12 –13 September 2019)

2019-08-20

Part 2 of Wim HORDIK´s article on the history of origin of life research in ORBITER magazine

As a young student in Russia, Alexander Oparin learned about Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. However, even though it was a convincing theory of how life on earth had evolved, it did not have anything to say about how it started.

2019-08-19

KLI Senior Fellow Wim HORDIK´s article on the history of origin of life research has been published in ORBITER magazine

What is life? Where did it come from? Is it all part of a divine master plan, or was it a spectacular chemical “accident”?

2019-07-26

Visiting Fellow Maria CEREZO (University of Murcia)

We welcome Maria Cerezo (University of Murcia) to the KLI who will work on her project "Interactions between Metaphysics and Biology: Some Study-Cases in Molecular, Developmental and Evolutionary Biology" from July 30th to September 3rd.

2019-07-22

Inferring the Early History of the Bantu Expansion from Languages and Genes with Approximate Bayesian Computation

KLI Colloquium: Igor YANOVICH (Tübingen University), 5 September, 12.00 pm/noon

2019-07-16

Congratulations to Postdoctoral Fellow Sidney CARLS-DIAMANTE for being awarded the WERNER CALLEBAUT PRIZE

We are proud to announce that KLI Postdoctoral Fellow Sidney Carls-Diamante was awarded the WERNER CALLEBAUT PRIZE 2019 by the ISHPSSB committee for her publication "Make Up Your Mind: Octopus Cognition and Hybrid Explanation" published in Synthese.