Thomas Kox is interim professor in Earth Science Communication and Climate Education at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) during the summer term 2024.

He studied geography with minors in political science and sociology at the Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, at the University College Cork, and at the University of Potsdam (doctorate). From 2011 to 2019, he worked as researcher at Freie Universität Berlin (FUB) and from 2019 to 2023 at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU). His work is on the perception and use of uncertainty, disaster and civil protection practices, as well as weather impacts, warnings and citizen science. Since November 2022, he leads the research group “Digitalization and Networked Security” at the Weizenbaum Institute.

André Ullrich heads the research group “Digitalisation, Sustainability and Participation” at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society and is currently doing his habilitation on responsible and sustainable digitalisation.

He studied business administration in Potsdam and Moscow and did his doctorate in Business Information Systems on the characteristics of changeable systems at the University of Potsdam. There he also set up and managed the learning factory in the Industry 4.0 Center. He was a visiting researcher at the Universities of Stellenbosch, Queensland University of Technology and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He then worked as part of a junior research group on transformative potentials of digitally networked production for people, the environment and technology as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Potsdam.

His work focuses on the opportunities and risks of digitalisation for the socio-ecological transformation of companies and society.

Herbert Zech holds the Chair of Civil Law, Technology Law and IT Law at Humboldt University, Berlin, and is a Director at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society. After his habilitation in Bayreuth, he worked at the University of Basel from 2012, initially as an associate professor for private law with a focus on life sciences law, and from 2015 as a full professor for life sciences law and intellectual property law. In April 2019 he moved to Berlin. Herbert Zech also studied biology after his bar exam. He is particularly interested in the connection between natural sciences and law. His focus is on technology law, intellectual property and digitalization.