Daniel Kronauer Sun, 23rd April 2023, 5:00 pm The sociality of ants Of simple brains and complex behavior Lecture Ants are the epitome of cooperation and social behavior. They communicate with scents, so-called pheromones, and thus organize the division of labor in the insect state. But how did the ants’ fascinating social behavior develop and how exactly do they differ from solitary insects? Daniel Kronauer has been researching the behavior, genetics and neurobiology of ants for 20 years. In the lecture, he reports new scientific findings on the biological mechanisms underlying the sociality of ants. Biologist Dr. Daniel Kronauer was born in Heidelberg, Germany, teaches as an associate professor at the Rockefeller University in New York, and conducts research at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.