Ralf Butscher (* 1965) always keeps an eye on the latest trends in wind turbines and solar cells, motors, microchips and exotic materials. For him, the link between technology and humans is particularly exciting: what ideas researchers devise in the laboratory really bring progress? This is what the graduate physicist wants to answer for his readers every month. During his studies, he once had nuclear spins in the magnetic field dance - then he danced himself out of the academic career and turned off to the writing guild. No wonder - he was born in Friedrich Schiller's birthplace Marbach am Neckar. In 2001 he found his professional home in bild der wissenschaft. Privately, the sunbather prefers to stay in the fresh air. He swims a lot, makes his Swabian home on long walks or by bike - and happy days together with friends in the beer garden.