Štefan Emrich finished his PhD at Vienna University of Technology in 2013. His research area was at the intersection of mathematics, simulation and application in domains ranging from health care to real estate. For this research he earned the “Österreichischer Baupreis” (Austrian award for real estate) in 2011. During his PhD, which he wrote at ETH Zürich and Vienna University of Technology, he observed a core problem for science acceptance – its often poor communication. This was the insight that shaped his desire to foster interdisciplinary communication of data and complex (scientific) matter.