Kai Kupferschmidt

Freelance Science Writer

Kai Kupferschmidt is a freelance science writer based in Berlin. He studied molecular biomedicine and trained as a journalist. Kai is a contributing correspondent for the journal “Science” and his work has appeared in "Süddeutsche Zeitung", NZZ am Sonntag" and other major German-language media. He has won several prizes for his writing about infectious diseases and has written a book on the topic. His second book, on the science of the color blue, will appear this autumn.

Programme

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Extinction with Style

A discussion that casts a shrewd eye on the science behind popular apocalyptic blockbusters.

How can we prevent our extinction from a deadly virus or by zombies? Using probability calculations, statistics and differing scientific methods, we analyse our chances of survival.