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Building our future with synthetic biology | Jérôme Lutz
TEDxTUM 2016 • Tags: Aging, Biology, Biotech, Computers, Intelligence, Robots, Society, Technology
When Jérôme was born 30 years ago, our world looked very different. Building on the advances in technology and biology since then, he paints a picture of what our future will look like, interleaved with stunning examples of what we have already achieved, from curing leukaemia to producing yeast from eggs. Jérôme’s dream is to [read more]
Building our future with synthetic biology | Jérôme Lutz | TEDxTUM

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A health system that works for everybody | Sabine Kobayter
TEDxTUM 2016 • Tags: Big problems, Design, Disease, Empathy, Government, Health, Life, Public health, Public Policy, Research, Society, Vaccines
Most of us feel perfectly comfortable going to their doctor to get treatment. But does our healthcare system really cover everyone? Sabine Kobayter spent months immersed into the world of injected drug users to analyze their needs to treat Hepatitis C, a potentially deadly, but curable disease. She shares with us her journey of expanding [read more]
A health system that works for everybody | Sabine Kobayter | TEDxTUM

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How to create passioneers | Steffie Limère
TEDxTUM 2016 • Tags: Adventure, Business, Career, Communication, Community, Connection, Creation, Creativity, Curiosity, Dreams, Education, Emotions, Exploration, Goal-setting, Happiness, Initiative, Innovation, Leadership, Life Development, Motivation, Passion, Personal growth, Purpose, Teaching, Volunteering, Work
Imagine all those things that you’re always dreaming of, but never got around to doing – what if you could make them reality? On a day-to-day basis, Steffie Limère helps her volunteers bring their ideas to life, enabling them to unleash their potential to become ‘passioneers’ and inspire others to do the same. In this [read more]
How to create passioneers | Steffie Limère | TEDxTUM

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Born in Ireland, made in Germany | Mel Kelly
TEDxTUM 2016 • Tags: Aging, Comedy, Culture, Entertainment, Humor, Society
Mel Kelly lives his life in a balance between making software and comedy. He is a successful IT consultant and a stand-up comedian at the same time. In his talk, he shares his humorous adventures as an Irishman living in Germany for more than 13 years. Mel Kelly came from Ireland to Germany in 2003 [read more]
Born in Ireland, made in Germany | Mel Kelly | TEDxTUM

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The fascinating intelligence of birds | Auguste von Bayern
TEDxTUM 2016 • Tags: Animals, Birds, Brain, Cognitive science, Communication, Exploration, Intelligence, Relationships, Science
Did you know that despite expressions such as “bird-brain”, birds are very intelligent creatures? To demonstrate this, Auguste von Bayern brings Dohli, a jackdaw who is very close to her, on stage to be the first corvid ever to appear in a TEDx talk. She goes on to explain how certain bird species can innovate, [read more]
The fascinating intelligence of birds | Auguste von Bayern | TEDxTUM

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Contemporary & Jazz Dance | Alina Groder & Sungsit Saiynart
TEDxTUM 2016 • Tags: Dance (performance), Entertainment
Only 19 and 20 years old, these talented dancers take us on an emotional rollercoaster with two very different, intense pieces performed in perfect harmony. Alina and Sungsit have their debut as dancing couple at TEDxTUM. Alina is 19 years old, was born Tirol, Austria, and started dancing at the age of eleven. It quickly [read more]
Contemporary & Jazz Dance | Alina Groder & Sungsit Saiynart | TEDxTUM

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A vision of the responsive city of the future | Gerhard Schmitt
TEDxTUM 2016 • Tags: Big Data, Big problems, Cities, Communication, Design, Intelligence, Interface design, Internet, Policy, Politics, Public Policy, Technology, Urban Planning
Cities are among the greatest accomplishments of mankind – but they have not quite learned to respond to the needs of their inhabitants yet. Gerhard Schmitt believes that the communication between the city of the future and its people should be bi-directional. He reveals some approaches to make this possible, and interleaves his research with [read more]
A vision of the responsive city of the future | Gerhard Schmitt | TEDxTUM

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Beyond the first step: the unexpected, unanticipatible, enthralling! | Terry Swartzberg
TEDxTUM 2016 • Tags: Achievement, Activism, Adventure, Benefit, Cause, Climate Change, Community, Dreams, Emotions, Exploration, Global issues, Human Rights, Ideas, Impact, Initiative, Life, Local issues, Motivation, Movement, Passion, Peace, Positive Thinking, Self improvement, Volunteering
Terry Swartzberg is convinced that every person has the potential to change the world around them, and he won’t stop until each of us goes out the door and starts making this vision reality. Whether he is fighting for the remembrance of the suffering of Jews under the Nazis, working with the UN to help [read more]
Beyond the first step: the unexpected, unanticipatible, enthralling! | Terry Swartzberg | TEDxTUM

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Acoustic Performance | Peak to Peak
TEDxTUM 2016 • Tags: Band, Entertainment
Peak to Peak perform a classic, melodic, acoustic set. They play their own songs on the TEDxTUM stage, bringing pop music to a new level to realize its full potential. Peak to Peak are a newcomer band from Munich. Usually their songs combine electronic sounds with guitar and drums to create a powerful yet poetic [read more]
Acoustic Performance | Peak to Peak | TEDxTUM

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The potential of brain stimulation | Sandro Krieg
TEDxTUM 2016 • Tags: Brain, Cancer, Future, Health, Medicine, Mental health, Neurology, Neuroscience, Public health, Science, Surgery
Sandro Krieg works with something we hope we will never experience: the diagnosis of brain tumors. However, a technique called nTMS promises hope in removing such tumors: it can accurately map the areas of the brain affected by the tumor so that it can be safely removed. But the method goes even further – with [read more]
The potential of brain stimulation | Sandro Krieg | TEDxTUM

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Medical Augmented Reality: coming soon to (operating) theaters near you | Nassir Navab
TEDxTUM 2016 • Tags: 3D Technology, Anthroplogy, Body, Computers, Digital, Health, Heart health, Intelligence, Interface design, Medicine, Progress, Technology
Why is it that we have all the information we need at our fingertips, but the surgeon operating on us is limited to using their human senses? Nassir Navab’s mission is to introduce Augmented Reality into the surgery room, so that surgeons can see relevant data such as X-Ray or MRI as part of their [read more]
Medical Augmented Reality: coming soon to (operating) theaters near you | Nassir Navab | TEDxTUM

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Memory techniques – Your secret weapon in the information age | Simon Reinhard
TEDxTUM 2016 • Tags: Consciousness, Data, Education, Memory, Personal education, Personal growth, Self, Self improvement, Self-help
As a record-holding memory athlete, Simon Reinhard knows better than anyone that our memory is a powerful tool – and yet, it is very limited. After a spectacular demonstration of number memorization, he explains why we can remember things better if we put them into context, and teaches us how to go beyond the current [read more]
Memory techniques - Your secret weapon in the information age | Simon Reinhard | TEDxTUM

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Motivate yourself with visions, goals and willpower | Hugo Kehr
TEDxTUM 2016 • Tags: Achievement, Anthroplogy, Brain, Career, Control, Decision making, Goal-setting, Happiness, Life, Life Development, Life Hack, Mindfulness, Motivation, Personal growth, Positive Thinking, Social Science, Society, Success, Work
Why do we sometimes have a hard time reaching our goals? What to do when we’re about to give in to temptation? How can we achieve what we set out to do without feeling like we have to convince ourselves to get to work? The key is motivation: with his straightforward 3-component model, Hugo Kehr [read more]
Motivate yourself with visions, goals and willpower | Hugo Kehr | TEDxTUM

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Create a universe out of a single line | Simon James
TEDxTUM 2016 • Tags: Adventure, Art, Arts Education, Career, Communication, Creation, Creativity, Culture, Failure, Self, Self improvement, Work
Simon James creates “two-dimensional sculptures” – paintings made of layers of chalk material sanded down. He takes us on a journey of how he discovered his personal style as an artist, including moments of panic, joy, surprise, and awe. Amongst other lessons on life, his stories remind us that just because something broke, it doesn’t [read more]
Create a universe out of a single line | Simon James | TEDxTUM

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