Dust

  • Jens Soentgen
  • Geist Heidelberg, Lecture

Dust is annoying and omnipresent. Even in clean rooms, where the air is filtered in many cases, it is still a nuisance. And dust can also be dangerous: You breathe it in with the air, and with it all the more or less dubious particles of which it is composed.
In his book Dust, Jens Soentgen offers the first overview of current dust research and illuminates the fascinating facets of the phenomenon of dust, from astrophysics to criminology. Modern research shows that dust is astonishingly diverse: Whether sand grains from the Sahara or salt particles from the sea, even cosmic particles can be found in dust.

PD Dr. Jens Soentgen is scientific director of the Environmental Science Center at the University of Augsburg and adjunct professor of philosophy at Memorial University of St. John’s in Canada. The chemist and philosopher has published numerous popular non-fiction books, most recently How to Philosophize with Fire, which was named Knowledge Book of the Year in 2016.

As part of the International Science Festival – Geist Heidelberg

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