The Young Academy consists of up to 70 already established young scientists from various disciplines who have excelled in their fields. Its goal is to promote scientific exchange and thus to enable innovative research. “I grew up as a scientist in a physics bubble. At IST, I have the great opportunity to talk to biologists, mathematicians, and chemists, but I never had much contact with the humanities. I’m looking forward to being able to exchange ideas with humanities researchers from now on because I have no idea how they think and approach scientific problems,” says Mikhail Lemeshko.