Markus Pössel

ASTROPHYSICIST

Dr. Markus Pössel first got serious about Einstein's theories during his PhD at Albert Einstein Institute (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics) in Potsdam, focussing afterwards on finding ways of making Einstein's theories simple, but not too simple. After working for the World Science Festival 2008 in New York, he moved to Heidelberg in 2009 as managing scientist of the Centre for Astronomy Education and Outreach „Haus der Astronomie“ and outreach lead at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy.

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Joana Arantes

EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Joana Arantes is a native of Viana do Castelo, Portugal and holds a degree in Psychology and Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Sciences. After postdoctoral work at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, she took up a post as Invited professor at the School of Psychology at Minho academy where she founded a Research Group on Evolutionary Psychology as part of the Human Cognition Lab. The group’s research focuses on, amongst other things, factors that influence time perception and decision making.

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