lookKIT - The Magazine for Research, Teaching and Innovation
In turn, german and english articles describe activities, people and institutions from this and other KIT fields - a summary in the other language delivers main aspects. lookKIT is directed to a broad public - alumnae and alumni, people in economy, politics and media.
The magazine is published in a circulation of 13,000 copies. There are four issues each year. In a big size, the editorial department presents close-ups of KIT in word and image, faces and stories. Companies can place ads in the magazine.
The new issue of lookKIT is dedicated to research on climate change and its consequences..
Researchers of the Troposphere Research Department of KIT's Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK-TRO) relate recent extreme weather events, such as the hot summer of 2018 and the 2021 flood in the Ahr Valley, to climate change. More frequent droughts increase the risk of forest fires. Forest scientists of KIT’s Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) study methods to make forests more resilient to the climate and to reforest areas sustainably after fires.
We also take you to Germany's highest measurement station: The Zugspitze Observatory of the IMK Atmospheric Environmental Research Department (IMK-IFU), KIT's Campus Alpine in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The station’s instruments provide data on our atmosphere that help us better understand climate change. It is clear that greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced considerably if we are to reach our climate goals. But that alone will not be sufficient. Already emitted CO2 must be removed from the air. So-called negative emissions technologies are also studied by researchers at KIT.