Science journalist from passion

The death of klaus simmering is a gross loss for science journalism and watching tv

It is not so unlikely that you know klaus simmering. For whoever has seen his films, also knows the science journalist behind it a little and to stumble over his films, was temporarily a light. "Faster than the light" and "on the way to the ufo drive" wochen in 1999 and 2000 weekly in the night program of the space night on bayern alpha.

Faster than the light? At least such a nonsense like ufos, they make think. Simmering is the risk of entering the fat bowls, always entered and this made him as a human and journalist to such a pleasant figure. Unfortunately, he is also an excerpt tragic figure. On 21. April, he died for 45 years on a sudden, aggressive brain tumor. He leaves his wife sylvia itzigehl and the children of paul and veronika.

Science journalist from passion

Klaus simmering was on 21. August 1958 born in bochum. Already very early he wanted to watch tv. After the high school and the journalism studies in bochum he worked as a freelance author for the west german radio and the second german television. Simmering was fundamentally interested. In 1995 he made with the approach mentioned "faster than the light" one "travel to the limits of physics." for the first time, a broad public has been known that several laboratories had transmitted signals with overlight speed.

His movie "300 years of first red and blog?", 2000 also weekly in the space night to see, he manages with the words: "about an adventurous thesis," the leading motto of his work. It goes in the movie around the hypothesis of the system analytician dr. Heribert illig, the time from 614 to 911 to christ never existed, there were about architectural and historical evidence of this epoch. A thesis of fat bowl, a case for simmering. Where others drop, the bochumer became aware. Driven by the will to create knowledge, it pulled him to the universities and laboratories of this earth, accompanied by an aura, who gave him respect despite his subjects at the interviewed researchers.

Karl of the rough simple "drop-down and blog?" simmering drive to the main state archive to munchen, let's show an original certificate. Karl's seal is intact, but the document is dated to rule years, not after the christian calendar. "Really" learn the journalist "treat documents, which look like other real documents." simmering comes to grave. His person can be seen in almost every movie, a stylistic device to represent complicated facts. The question of the dating of archaological finds of this epoch is likely to happen to him like a "handle in cotton." especially since there are occasional voices in science, this has been subordinated to a chronology given by the spiritual science. The journalist does not see that he himself is not astonishment, and takes the viewer with it on a roller coaster ride of knowledge.

Science journalist from passion

Simmering was able to make places full of secrets with a gentle voice and comprehensible logic of stinkoral archives and laboratories, without mystification. Martina wagner, the responsible editor at mitteldeutscher rundfunk, recalls: "he could delight and win for difficult, complicated, unusual topics where the truth was not immediately on hand." simmering is one "very curious, sensitive, greater, integer journalist" been. For his films, he was always so well prepared that he was discussing and even philosophizing with the interviewed researchers in front of the camera. Despite the central prasence of his person in the films, it has always been the case in the center of the focus, sold nano-editor helmut riedl's life's work. Such own handwriting is a treasure, the other authors rarely go. Also riedl is very impressed by humans and journalists klaus simmering. "He almost always managed to engage an exciting talk. And that, although not there was no time there. If he had left the room, then one often hung this exchange of ideas."

With his series "science in fiction," the simmering with his colleague achim kampmann for the 3sat science magazine nano produced, be him "a very own litter" succeded. In scenic movie passages, he will experience the viewer the action core of a novel with scientific background. In the dramaturgy and the customized special effects, his artistally gifted woman regularly grabbed his arms. For the scenes played, acquaintance and family has been used to be clamped. The fiction so illustrated has knocked simmering with a competent expert at coherence. It suddenly succeeded in opening his conversation partners for the camera. The audience has not only learned that people in a few decades probably spend most of the time in a virtual reality like the matrix and merging with machines to keep up with the technical development, but also that mini robots already in one a few years traveling through our body. Simmerings science had never dusted and stated, she was always innovative and visionar. The nano editors had therefore bought him every post he had offered.

Science journalist from passion

At the spade klaus simmering, man was in the center of interest. In particular, the question of how body, soul and spirit interact and depend on each other. For a species theme evening to "resolution of the sake" he went to one "excursion in the nature of the unconscious." for his movie "i am schizophrenic, but not crazy" he received the journalist prize in 2002 "schizophrenia and stigma 2002." it was also rewarded a journalistic virtue that needs to be remembered today: not to be satisfied with the superflatable, but to seek the actual – the substance behind the bill.

Klaus simmering was always aware of his scissors in the head and has stated others on theirs. With his series "science in fiction" he has shown that not only the science fiction world exciting, exercise and sometimes is fantastic, but also the realitat. His passionate view of the taboo and his search for answers to questions "we are still unable to put them at all" we owe a book-taking film contributions also over border areas of our science. Achim kampmann believes that his friend and long-term business partner "always a bit ahead of his time" was. His death is a rough loss for the science journalism. 

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