Vince Ebert is a graduate physicist and cabaret artist. He has been thrilling thousands of viewers with his stage shows for over 25 years and hosted the ARD program “Wissen vor Acht” for many years. His books have sold over a million copies and he is one of the most sought-after speakers in the country.

Vince Ebert’s style is clear and to the point, his statements provocative and unconventional. With intelligent, dry wit, he consistently pursues a mission: “Make Science Great Again” and a passionate appeal to use your own brain.

Vince Ebert has something to say – listen to him!

After studying physics, Vince Ebert (*1968) initially worked as a management consultant and in market and trend research. In 1998, he began his career as a cabaret artist. His aim is to communicate scientific and social contexts with the laws of humor. Vince Ebert’s stage programs “Physik ist sexy” (2004), “Denken lohnt sich” (2007), “Freiheit ist alles” (2010) and “Evolution” (2013) quickly made him known as a science cabaret artist who entertains both laypeople and specialist scientific audiences with wordplay and comedy. He is currently touring Germany, Austria and Switzerland with his current program “Zukunft is the Future”. After 20 years in German, Vince Ebert has also been performing in English since 2017: with his show “Sexy Science”, he delights audiences in an informal atmosphere at comedy clubs in the UK and, from February 2018, also at the English Theatre Frankfurt.

Vince Ebert: “Think for yourself, otherwise others will do it for you!”

His first book “Think for yourself! Otherwise others will do it for you” was on the bestseller list for two consecutive years and has sold over 400,000 copies. In 2011, his second book “Make yourself free! Otherwise no one will do it for you”. For ARD, he is on the trail of the big and small phenomena of everyday life in “Wissen vor acht – Werkstatt” shortly before the Tagesschau. In his third book “Bleiben Sie neugierig!”, which was published in October 2013, Vince Ebert answers bizarre questions from everyday life, just like in the show. His latest book “Unberechenbar” was published in spring 2016 and was also on the bestseller list for a year.

Vince Ebert lecture topics

  • Big Dadaism – With common sense through digitalization

How will our working world change in the future? Will computers soon be more intelligent than us? Will they even dominate us? In marketing, as an HR strategy or in production – the term “digitalization” is now everywhere. There is a feeling that traditional business models will all have to be changed or even scrapped.

But are big data, artificial intelligence and the smart guys from Silicon Valley really revolutionizing our everyday working lives?

In his new lecture, cabaret artist and graduate physicist Vince Ebert advises us to be more relaxed and dispels popular myths, promises of salvation and horror visions of the business world of tomorrow. Using witty and surprising examples, he shows where humans are superior to even the most intelligent computers and how, with imagination and creativity, we will continue to be successful in business in the future.

In his captivating keynote speech, he shows which factors are decisive for our future viability, why the self-driving car may never catch on, and that even stone-age business models used social networks.

Digitalization doesn’t have to scare us. On the contrary. Just ten years ago, Rudolph Moshammer was strangled with a telephone cable – today that would no longer be technically possible. Big Dadaism – A provocative, funny and encouraging lecture in times of digital hysteria. And last but not least: a humorous plea for your own head!

  • A ray of hope instead of a blackout – The lecture on the SPIEGEL bestseller

Global warming, the energy crisis, the threat of blackouts and inflation – the bad news never stops. The threat of apocalypse is a perennial topic. We want to save ourselves – and if possible the whole world – with more sustainability, more energy transition and less growth. But is it really five to twelve? Or just twelve to five?

And how is Germany dealing with its future? Are we doing the wrong thing for the right reasons? Do we even need a completely new approach?

In his new lecture, physicist, presenter and bestselling author Vince Ebert shows that the most important resource in this country is in our heads. Instead of fear of the future, appeals to do without and doomsday rhetoric, we need more courage, more openness to technology and more enthusiasm for progress.

Because with ingenuity and creativity, we have already shaped the future in the past. The Stone Age didn’t end because there were suddenly no more stones.

Vince Ebert’s humorous and passionate plea for more rationality and pragmatism is long overdue. LICHTBLICK instead of BLACKOUT!

  • Accidentally successful! – Why the world is unpredictable and how we can take advantage of it

Do you believe in chance? No? Then think about how you met your partner. Or how you got your first job. Was it really all planned?

We are secretly convinced that we understand the world, our spouse and the laws of the market economy. And there is a clear formula for success – as everyone says. Coincidences are at best insignificant disturbances. Not at all!

Since the financial crisis at the latest, it has become clear that there are many things in complex systems that cannot be calculated or even influenced per se. And chance has always played a key role: porcelain was invented because Johann Friedrich Böttger wanted to make gold. Scotch tape was originally intended to become a sticking plaster and Viagra was discovered because male test subjects refused to stop taking a heart medication during the test phase.

In his lecture, the graduate physicist Vince Ebert uses humorous examples from natural science, neuromarketing and chaos theory to explain where we encounter coincidence and why we find it so difficult to deal with. No wonder, because the irritating thing about chance is that it has no recognizable pattern. We have no sensory organ for it. And that’s why we don’t particularly like it.

And wrongly so! After all, coincidences are absolutely essential for progress and innovation. After all, the most successful system in our universe – evolution – is based on the principle of chance. Without trial and error, the big winners in the animal and plant kingdoms would never have prevailed.

Vince Ebert can be booked for company congresses, conferences and galas. He is currently offering his new lecture “Priorities”, in which he deals specifically with the current crisis. Vince Ebert can also be booked in English.

Vince Ebert shows what we can learn from nature about success strategies and how successful scientists and company founders have used chance to their advantage. He talks about which business strategies are needed to react flexibly to unpredictable events and thus remain innovative in the future.

Give chance a chance!