"Life is becoming increasingly dangerous - even without Corona" Risks in everyday life

TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus (previously Senior Citizens' Academy)

Speaker:       Prof. Dr. Andreas Keller, expert in radiation biology and medical radiation physics, visiting scientist at TU Ilmenau .

Topic:            "Life is becoming more and more dangerous - even without Corona!" Risks in everyday life

Time:             Friday, 03.06.2022, 15:00 hrs.

Place:            TU Ilmenau,Röntgenbau, Weimarer Str. 27

Admission:    5 Euro


Pre-registration for the TU Ilmenau Bürgercampus is no longer required.


The media constantly report on the various risks to which we humans are exposed. Currently in the public consciousness, ever new risks suggest an ever more dangerous life. Only roughly estimated, sometimes even unknown risk consequences are presented as real. The risk of being vaccinated against the Corona virus, for example, is perceived by many as much greater than the risk of infection. Thus, instead of a constructively critical awareness of risk, diffuse fear prevails among uninformed people. This distorted risk perception even leads to actual risks being ignored. Is our life actually becoming more dangerous? Or is it not perhaps even becoming safer?

In his lecture at the TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus, Prof. Andreas Keller, an expert in radiation biology and medical radiation physics at the TU Ilmenau, will first explain the term risk and then answer important questions: How has our life risk developed? Can risks be measured? How are objective risk parameters subjectively perceived? What problems arise from our highly subjective, individual perception of risk for risk tolerance in society as a whole? Prof. Keller sums up: Taken individually, the individual risks to which we are exposed may not be so threatening - only the sum of all risks and how they develop over time constitutes what experts call effective life risk.



Dr. Uwe Geishendorf
Central Institute for Education
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