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Should I have a flu vaccination or not? Is it safer to travel by car or by plane? Can early-detection screening tests for cancer prolong my life? Questions like these are the research focus of our team of scientists led by Professor Gerd Gigerenzer, director of the Center.

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What Does a 30% Chance of Rain Mean?

What Does a 30% Chance of Rain Mean?

BigThink videoteaser Gerd Gigerenzer

Gerd Gigerenzer in a short video on seeing and understanding the risks around us.

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The Guardian Science Weekly Podcast

The Guardian Science Weekly Podcast

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"Staying Safe in a Risky World". Gerd Gigerenzer discusses his work advising governments, the military and bankers on how to manage risk in The Guardian's weekly science podcast. 02.06.2014

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Risk Savvy: How to make good decisions

Risk Savvy: How to make good decisions

Interview Gerd Gigerenzer by ThomsonReuters

In an interview with Axel Threlfall of Reuters Insider, Gerd Gigerenzer talks about his new book “Risky Savvy” and suggests the financial crisis could have been avoided by applying a few simple rules of wisdom.

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Interview with Gerd Gigerenzer

Interview with Gerd Gigerenzer

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Gerd Gigerenzer was interviewed by Peter Todd, a professor in Indiana University Bloomington’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. 18/05/2014

Bounded Rationality and Heuristics in Decision Making

Gerd Gigerenzer one of the top Global Thought Leaders

Gerd Gigerenzer one of the top Global Thought Leaders

Teaser: Global Thought Leader

Gerd Gigerenzer is one of the top Global Thought Leaders 2013 according to the Swiss Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute (GDI)! He is ranked the 20th most influential person in the "Blogosphere" category.

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TEDx Lecture: Gerd Gigerenzer on Risk Literacy

TEDx Lecture: Gerd Gigerenzer on Risk Literacy

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On October 2nd 2013, Gerd Gigerenzer held a lecture on Risk Literacy at the TEDxZurich event.

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Gerd Gigerenzer on fallacies in risk perception among physicians and laymen

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