For Research. For Berlin.

Einstein Questionnaire

Dieter Vogt

Please close your eyes for a moment and think about your research project. What do you see at first?
Milk! Because that is what a latex emulsion looks like in water.

What kind of interview question would you like to be asked?
How does our society benefit from pure research?

Please name three things that you spontaneously connect to Albert Einstein!
A tireless researcher, great humanist and lateral thinker.

What do you do first thing in the morning when you arrive at your workplace?
Answer my mail so that I can uncluttered my mind, then put on coffee.

To your opinion, what are the three most meaningful inventions of mankind?
Writing, the computer and ammonia synthesis.

What is the most favorite word you ever heard in Berlin? And what does it mean?
Schrippe' - a roll.

Who or what inspires you at work?
Conversations and discussions with colleagues and young associates.

What characteristics distinguish researchers from other people?
A healthy dose of curiosity and a robust ability to cope with frustration, together with resilience.

What do you think: Is there a true prejudice about 
Researchers do not fit a specific stereotype, but are perfectly normal people subject to the same wide range of eccentricities which is peculiar to our particular species!


April 2015