About the speaker.
Ranga Yogeshwar was born in Luxembourg in 1959, the son of an Indian engineer and a Luxembourg artist. He graduated from RWTH Aachen University with a degree in physics and in 1987 moved to Westdeutscher Rundfunk Cologne, where he was head of the science department. During his television work he designed and presented numerous television programs, including "Quarks&Co.", "Die Große Show der Naturwunder" and "Wissen vor Acht". Since 2008 Ranga Yogeshwar has been working as a freelance science journalist and author. He has received more than 60 awards, including honorary doctorates from the Universities of Wuppertal and Koblenz-Landau, an honorary professorship at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Order of Merit of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Ordre de Mérite du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg. The bestselling author and father of 4 children lives with his wife near Cologne.