Center for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Studies

Christoph Drösser

Christoph Drösser (born 1958) studied mathematics in Bonn and for ten years worked as a freelance author for various print media, as well as for TV and radio stations. During this period he spent a year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge (USA) on the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship program. He is a journalist in the science section of the German weekly "Die ZEIT", and created the 'Stimmt's' column, which answers readers’ questions about popular myths and which has been adapted by German broadcasters rbb and NDR, airing daily. He is also responsible for the ZEIT's weekly infographics page.

Drösser was named science journalist of the year in 2005 and in November 2008 he was awarded the media prize of the German Mathematical Society for his contribution to the popularization of mathematics. Christoph Drösser was one of the founding members of the A-cappella quintet 'No Strings Attached' in 2000, for which he still is active as singer and songwriter. He lives and works in Hamburg.

Major publications: "Hast du Töne? Warum wir alle musikalisch sind." (2009); "Der Physikverführer" (2010); "Der Logikverführer" (2012).