Our sense of wonder is the code for tapping into our most creative selves. It enables us to expand our horizons and encounter parallel universes that haven’t been explored yet.
According to the classical Greek philosopher Socrates, “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” By drawing us out of our typical patterns, wonderment reconnects us with our ability to marvel at new and beautiful things.
We all have the capacity for wonder; but why do we lose sight of it?
As our lives get busier, we tend to streamline our schedules and relationships to become more efficient. We want to know what will happen and when it will happen. But extraordinary things occur if we make room for the unexpected.
When we leave space in our plans, we create magical conditions for our imagination and thoughts to collide with one another. And it is from these sparks that our best ideas are born.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Nothing* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)
What do you know about nothing? As the universe is full of it, it’s worth knowing something about it. What is meant here is the actual nothing, i.e., the empty space of vacuum, in other words the abscence of something. Stefan Lausberg will talk about some WONDERs of the world; the fascinating universe that surrounds us by taking a close look to atoms and stars and the empty space between them.
Stefan, born in 1979, studied physics in Heidelberg, Dresden and Sendai (Japan) after military service and having completed an apprenticeship as mechatronic in a drop forge. Having completed his PhD in solid state physics, he started working at the company Leybold in Cologne, a producer of vacuum pumps. So basically Stefan earns his money with nothing.
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Photos by Vera Drewke
If you were unable to attend our talk with Stefan Lausberg at Publicis Sapient Köln, you really missed something! Thanks to Petra Sonnenberg-Greulich (Frau Sonnenberg), the morning is summarized and visualized in a great way for you. We ❤ it! ⠀