Dr. Günter Hörmandinger

Deputy Executive Director

Günter  Hörmandinger

Günter Hörmandinger joined Agora Verkehrswende as Deputy Director at the beginning of 2019. He previously worked for almost 20 years at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for the Environment, where he was responsible for the environmental effects of transport policy and also helped to negotiate the first EU Regulation to limit the carbon emissions of passenger cars. He also assisted with the adoption of vehicle emission standards (Euro 5/6 for cars and Euro V/VI for trucks). From 2010 to 2014 he served as an EU environmental policy diplomat in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the EU Commission, he worked in London as a consultant in the area of new vehicle and fuel technologies. Günter Hörmandinger holds a PhD in Physics from the Vienna University of Technology as well as an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College, London.

Song choice for the Agora Verkehrswende Mix: Autobahn (Kraftwerk).

Also frustrating that philosophy seems slow to cross language barriers. A key book in German by Michael Schmidt-Salomon @gbs_org: "Jenseits von Gut und Böse"

Put those two together and there is no clockwork universe. Therefore true randomness emerges out of nothing and the same person, put in the same circumstances, might indeed act differently, for no reason in particular. Hey philosophers, what does that mean?

Nice overview: "The clockwork universe: is free will an illusion?" in the #Guardian (theguardian.com/news/2021/apr/…). But frustrating that philosophers dismiss quantum mechanics and seem to ignore nonlinear physics which is a fluctuation amplifier.

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