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What I do to live the life I want | Petra Dorfner
TEDxTUM 2015 • Tags: Choice, Compassion, Connection, Consciousness, Death, Decision making, Family, Future, Goal-setting, Happiness, Health, Identity, Life, Life Development, Life Hack, Mindfulness, Motivation, Passion, Personal growth, Relationships, Self, Self improvement, Self-help, Work
When a family member got diagnosed with cancer, Petra started to think about what is really important to her in life. She decided to think about her “Big Five”, the 5 goals she wants to reach in life. In her talk, she not only explains her Big Five and how they helped her to accomplish [read more]
What I do to live the life I want | Petra Dorfner | TEDxTUM

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Disappearable Computing and what it means to us | Nikolaj Hviid
TEDxTUMSalon 2016 • Tags: Big Data, Biotech, Business, Computers, Data, Future, Germany, Medicine, Senses, Society, Technology, Work
Interaction with computers evolved drastically over the last three decades – we went from punchcards to terminal to graphical interfaces and smartphones. As we start wearing increasingly tiny computers very close to our body on a day-to-day basis, Nikolaj Hviid projects this trend into the future. What if computers disappear completely to become part of [read more]
Disappearable Computing and what it means to us | Nikolaj Hviid | TEDxTUMSalon

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Why we need a human-scale energy system | Justus Schütze
TEDxTUM 2018 • Tags: Community, Energy, Global issues, History, Intelligence, Internet, Sharing, Smartphone, Technology
Are our supposedly ‘smart’ tools actually enslaving us? Justus Schütze takes us on a journey of how our relationship with energy has evolved, from the pyramids of Egypt to caretaker robots. He argues that humans have become hyper-consumers who need to return to a group-based energy system. Relying on 3 main convivial tools, he believes [read more]
Why we need a human-scale energy system | Justus Schütze | 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. About Mel Kelly Mel Kelly came from Ireland to [read more]
Born in Ireland, made in Germany | Mel Kelly | TEDxTUM

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Laugh, Think, Cry, Laugh Again | Jessamyn Fairfield
TEDxTUM 2017 • Tags: Cancer, Communication, Community, Death, Education, Family, Humor, Life, Science
Comedy is a way to show our humanity. Comedy makes people listen. Have you ever tried to get a physicist to talk about their academic research at a stand-up night? Jessamyn uses comedy to communicate difficult topics, and humanize things which can be hard to talk about. She tells us how comedy has influenced her [read more]
Laugh, Think, Cry, Laugh Again | Jessamyn Fairfield | 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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A bold call for revolutionizing aviation | Annika Paul
TEDxTUMSalon 2019 • Tags: Aircraft, Development, Engineering, Future, Innovation, Mobility, Product design, Sustainability, Technology, TEDx, Transportation, Travel
Everybody knows the discomfort of feeling cramped for several hours on a long-distance flight with no choice but wait for the aircraft to land. Annika Paul, working with an interdisciplinary research team, wants to tackle the complex challenge of improving the flying experience. Using a new business model, a new fuel option, and a new [read more]
A bold call for revolutionizing aviation | Annika Paul | TEDxTUMSalon

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The rocket science behind asteroid exploration | Friederike Wolff
TEDxTUMSalon 2019 • Tags: Asteroid, Development, Engineering, Exploration, Planets, Rocket science, Solar system, Space, Technology, TEDx, Universe
The universe has always been a source for fascination, but only in the last decades have we been able to land on and explore other bodies in the solar system. Friederike Wolff takes us on her team’s journey to explore the fascinating world of small asteroids. In her talk, she recounts the challenges of planning [read more]
The rocket science behind asteroid exploration | Friederike Wolff | TEDxTUMSalon

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Globalization: a view from space | Xiaoxiang Zhu
TEDxTUM 2018 • Tags: Big Data, Data, Global issues, Globalization, Map, Research, Science, Slum, Space, Technology, Urban Areas, Urban Planning
Global urbanization has lead to new challenges for urban planners aiming to reduce poverty and ensure sustainability. To overcome these challenges, we need sufficient data on a global scale. Xiaoxiang Zhu combines satellite and social media data with machine learning to generate a global model of all urban areas. Her models depict 3D shapes and [read more]
Globalization: a view from space | Xiaoxiang Zhu | TEDxTUM

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Loss of a Species – A Giant, Extinct | Thomas Hildebrandt
TEDxTUM 2017 • Tags: Activism, Animals, Future, Global issues, Medicine, Nature
What happens when an animal species gets extinct? Is it due to the natural path of evolution or the thoughtless actions of humankind? Less than a century ago, hundreds of thousands of northern white rhinos roamed the landscape of Central Africa. Today, there are only three individuals left. Prof. Hildebrandt has made it his mission [read more]
Loss of a Species – A Giant, Extinct | Thomas Hildebrandt | TEDxTUM

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6 Steps to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence | Ramona Hacker
TEDxTUM 2017 • Tags: Community, Compassion, Emotions, Intelligence, Learning, Life, Self, Self improvement, Society
Sometimes emotions don’t make sense, and sometimes being emotional doesn’t mean you’re emotionally intelligent. Growing up, rationality often came before emotions for Ramona, but as she grew older and realized that she had never actively learned how to deal with her emotions and that she wasn’t the only one who lacked this skill, she knew [read more]
6 Steps to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence | Ramona Hacker | TEDxTUM

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Contemporary Ballet | Munich International Ballet School
TEDxTUM 2015 • Tags: Art, Creativity, Dance (performance), Entertainment
With their sophisticated choreography of purposefully selected dance sequences, the Munich International Ballet School shows a performance of contemporary ballet. In this genre of dance, elements of both classical ballet and modern dance are incorporated. The fast transitions and the girls’ floor work take the audience to a different place and possibly remind the spectator [read more]
Contemporary Ballet | Munich International Ballet School | TEDxTUM

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What virtual reality can tell us about human nature | Cade McCall
TEDxTUM 2015 • Tags: Behavior, Body language, Cognitive science, Communication, Compassion, Connection, Curiosity, Emotions, Empathy, Happiness, Love, Neuroscience, Psychology, Relationships, Science, Social Science, Technology
To get to know someone, would you rather ask them 60 questions or observe them for 60 minutes? Using virtual reality, Dr. McCall tries to bring the wild into the laboratory and builds complex unpredictable environments to test people’s behaviors and experiences. About Cade McCall Dr. Cade McCall is the Research Group Leader for the [read more]
What virtual reality can tell us about human nature | Cade McCall | TEDxTUM

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Molecular machines of the future | Hendrik Dietz
TEDxTUMSalon 2018 • Tags: Biology, Chemistry, Drugs, Health, Medicine, Nanoscale, Origami, Physics, Science
Evolution has developed very efficient molecular machines, for example for producing energy through rotation. Hendrik Dietz would like to harness these concepts to build his own molecular motors. His group has successfully demonstrated that they can encode and synthesize complex shapes using DNA origami, and have recently discovered how to reduce the cost for mass [read more]
Molecular machines of the future | Hendrik Dietz | TEDxTUMSalon

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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. About Peak to Peak Peak to Peak are a newcomer band from Munich. Usually their songs combine electronic sounds with guitar and drums to create [read more]
Acoustic Performance | Peak to Peak | 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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