Science & Society - Prof. Dr. Tobias Esch


On October 7, 2021, Prof. Dr. Tobias Esch, physician and health scientist, will speak in the public lecture series "Science & Society" about "More Nothing! The neurobiology of happiness - and why we need less of the more".

Science & Society

Words such as "challenges" or "difficulties" are often linked to the phenomenon of our aging society. But why does the lifespan continually increase? What does this mean for society and economics? What opportunities does the demographic change offer?

With the public lecture series "Science & Society", the Leibniz Institute on Aging (FLI) and the Leibniz Research Alliance Healthy Ageing together with the Beutenberg-Campus e.V. want to add a social perspective to the aging research in Jena.


We are happy to welcome Prof. Dr. Tobias Esch, physician, neuroscientist and health researcher, as speaker in our public lecture series "Science & Society".

We are in a world of abundance, a world full of exponential growth, of compression and consumption.

All of this, however, takes place primarily on the outside. By consistently turning inward, to the archaeus, also the inner physician, we find a potential for inner growth, for happiness and contentment within ourselves - as well as for a health that emancipates itself and ultimately allows us to be free.

Especially the elderly, or the third age, seem predestined for this process of turning toward - or becoming - oneself: Contentment and "eudaimonia" beckon as the reward for a life lived.

Tobias Esch will provide a thematic overview of the above-mentioned aspects and address neuroscientific as well as health and humanities topics.

When? 17. September, 4 pm

Where? online via Zoom Meeting


The "Science & Society" lecture will take place online (via Zoom-Meeting). Access information will be provided promptly after registration. 

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Meeting ID: 995 9485 4179

Additional information:

The lecture will be held in German.