Mission

“Smell may not seem a profound enough problem to dominate all the life sciences, but it contains, piece by piece, all the mysteries.” – LEWIS THOMAS

Smell Lab Showcase in Berlin

The Smell Lab is a monthly meeting space open for everybody who is interested in experimenting around the sense of smell. This night will showcase the work that has been going on in the lab so far:

What the nose knows…

This Fall, many of you may be teaching a course on sensation and perception or lecturing on scent culture. Why not put What the Nose Knows: The Science of Scent in Everyday Life on your reading list (as we did!)? It’s an entertaining way to introduce students to classical topics...

Natural & Synthetic

It is popular to believe that “natural” stands for better. Here is an article that explores some of the achievements of fragrance chemistry.

NASA’s staff sniffer

George Aldrich has a truly one-of-a-kind job, one he’s held for nearly 40 years. He’s a professional nose for NASA, sniffing everything that goes into space. 

“Gagosian smell”

Anicka Yi is known for her interest in feminism, body politics, and sensory experience and thus a point of reference for reflecting on the sense of smell in art.

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