Rüdiger Vaas saw the photons of his strange world three years before the first moon landing and claims at times that the blurry film recordings of the most significant event in human history so far are his oldest memories. Already at the end of his schooldays, he reported on astronomy, astronautics and fundamental physics in science journalism, and then during his studies in biology, philosophy and German studies / linguistics. He published his first article in bild der wissenschaft in 1989. Since the year 2000 he is a bdw-editor - focusing on the extremely small, big and complicated things. He also deals with questions of natural philosophy, philosophy of science and brain research. He lectures worldwide and has published several books on astronomy, cosmology and quantum gravity as well as on neuroscience.