Angerhausen Daniel, Dr.
Please give us a personal quote or a quote of a famous person (e.g. of Albert Einstein) that describes you and your life/work.
“Not explaining science seems to me perverse. When you’re in love, you want to tell the world.” (Carl Sagan)
Please describe your job in only one sentence and tell us what the most important goal of this work is.
We are trying to answer one of the oldest questions in the history of humankind: Are we alone in the Universe?
How did you get into this research/work field?
I lost a bet. When the first transiting exoplanet was discovered I missed the news. A friend told me and I could not believe it. We made a bet that it was not true. I lost – now I study transiting exoplanets.
What would be the greatest discovery you would like to see in your life time?
To find life on another planet in the Solar System or in an Extrasolar planetary system.
You work for the NCCR PlanetS. What do you think will the NCCR enable you to do you couldn’t do without it?
NCCR PlanetS enables me to interact with the Swiss community, which is one of the most diverse and multi-disciplinary in the world in this area of science.