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2020-01-16

Towards a Unifying Account of Causal and Non-Causal Explanations

KLI Lab: Daniel KOSTIC (University Bordeaux Montaigne), 23 January 2020, 12.00 pm.

2020-01-15

Metabolic Optimality

KLI Colloquium: Stefan MÜLLER (University of Vienna), 28 January 2020, 5.00 pm.

2020-01-13

Cybernetics and the Rise of Molecular Biology: The Case of Jacques Monod

KLI Colloquium: Laurent LOISON (CNRS, Paris), 21 January 2020, 5.00 pm.

2020-01-07

Bio-Agency and Natural Freedom: How to Solve a Metaphysical Puzzle with the Help of Biology

KLI Colloquium: Anne Sophie MEINCKE (University of Vienna), 14 January 2020, 5.00 pm.

2019-12-17

5 KLI Writing-up Fellowships in Sustainability Science

The KLI announces 5 Writing-Up Fellowships for late-stage PhD students working in inter and transdisciplinary sustainability science with a focus on theoretical dimensions of sustainability research.

2019-12-12

Environment and Success in Human Evolution

KLI Lab: Hugh DESMOND (KU Leuven), Friday 13 December, 12.00 pm.

2019-12-09

Dealing with Complexity in the Life Sciences

Call for Applications: 6th European Advanced School in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences (EASPLS) “Dealing with complexity in the life sciences” at the KLI, September 7–11, 2020

2019-12-03

Tinkering in the Lab

KLI Colloquium: John Bickle (Mississippy State University & University of Mississippi Medical Center), 10 December 2019, 5.00 pm.

2019-11-26

From Stemness Identity in Cancers to Germline Identity in Metazoans

KLI Colloquium: Kate MACCORD (Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole) & Lucie LAPLANE (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), 3 December, 5.00 pm.

2019-11-25

Movie: Alice LACINY | Parasite-Induced Morphologies in Ants

Alice Laciny, postdoctoral fellow at the KLI investigates the influence of parasites on the morphology of ant hosts. She aims to highlight the overlapping aspects of ecology, evolution and development.

2019-11-21

Social Selection and the Evolutionary Origins of the Human Face

KLI Lab: Adam WILKINS (Humboldt University, Berlin), 27 November, 12.00 pm.

2019-11-21

The Genetic Basis of Animal Domestication: An Old Question, a New Approach

KLI Colloquium: Adam WILKINS (Humboldt University, Berlin), 26 November 2019, 5.00 pm.

2019-11-18

Movie: Flavia FABRIS | Rethinking the Role of Cybernetics in Theoretical Biology

Largely unnoticed, we live in a cybernetic era where automated systems are part of everyday life. In this video, Dr Flavia Fabris, explains the main ideas of her research on the contribution of cybernetics to the development of contemporary biology.

2019-11-12

Craniofacial Adaptation to High Latitudes in Modern and Paleolithic Hominins

KLI Colloquium: Andrej EVTEEV (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow), 19 November, 5.00 pm.

2019-11-11

Movie: Ivan GONZALEZ-CABRERA | I Beg to Differ: Cooperating with Others Despite

What makes cooperation peaceful and stable? Understanding how we disagree about norms is crucial to overcoming the challenges we face in culturally diverse societies.

2019-11-08

Can We Understand an Insect Society, and Why Should We Care?

KLI Colloquium: Raghavendra GADAGKAR (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore), 14 November 2019, 5.00 pm

2019-11-04

Movie: Daniel J. NICHOLSON | Rethinking the Nature of the Organism

What makes organisms different from other complex organized systems like machines?" KLI postdoctoral fellow Daniel Nicholson discusses the ontology of living systems, how they differ from other complex systems, and what implications these differences have for biological theory.

2019-10-30

Vernissage: Federzeichnungen

Friday 8 November, 5.00 pm: Vernissage of Gerhard Papp´s pen drawings.

2019-10-28

Movie: Lumila MENÉNDEZ | Ten Thousand Years of Cranial Evolution in South America

"Why are humans so diverse? How do we evolve as a species?" KLI postdoc fellow anthropologist Lumila Menéndez talks about 10,000 Years of Cranial Evolution in SouthAmerica in 1.5 minutes!

2019-10-22

Movie: Luis Alejandro VILLANUEVA | The Origins of Music

"When and where did music start?" Watch... and listen!... to KLI alum & guest researcher Alejandro Villanueva talk about his work on the cognitive origins of music and the roles they play in social interactions.