Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Ranga Yogeshwar
Science journalist, TV presenter, physicist and author
Ranga Yogeshwar holds a degree in physics and explains science in a clear and understandable way for everyone, and not just in the program "Quarks & Co.For him, science is an essential and exciting part of life that needs to be explored, questioned and communicated."Every day a bite of knowledge" is the motto of the ARD program "Wissen vor 8," which he developed and hosted.
He was born in Luxembourg in 1959, the son of an Indian engineer and a Luxembourg artist. He spent most of his early childhood in India. After graduating from high school in Luxembourg, he studied experimental elementary particle physics and astrophysics and worked at the Swiss Institute for Nuclear Research (SIN), CERN in Geneva and the Jülich Research Center.
Ranga Yogeshwar began his journalistic career in 1983, initially with various publishing houses, then in radio and television.
In 1987, he became an editor at Westdeutscher Rundfunk Cologne and later headed the science department.Since 2008, Ranga Yogeshwar has been working as an independent journalist and author. He is one of Germany's leading science journalists and has developed and hosted numerous TV programs, including "Kopfball"(ARD), "Quarks&Co"(WDR) and "Die große Show der Naturwunder" (ARD). Yogeshwar regularly contributes to leading newspapers and is a welcome expert on numerous talk shows. His books "Sonst noch Fragen?", "Ach so!" and "Nächste Ausfahrt Zukunft" quickly became bestsellers and have been translated into numerous languages.
Yogeshwar has received over 60 professional awards and has been honored many times, such as an honorary doctorate from the University of Wuppertal, the Federal Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Order of Merit of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Ordre de Mérite du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg.
Ranga Yogeshwar is the father of 4 children and lives with his family near Cologne.
He speaks in German, English, French and Luxembourgish.