Mit Wissenschaft kann man sich die Welt erklären!

Durch das Internet ist sie für jeden zugänglich. Das ist eine der größten Errungenschaften unserer Zeit und ein wichtiger Schritt in Richtung Chancengleichheit.

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My name is Jacob Beautemps. I did my Master of Education in Physics and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne, where I am now writing my doctorate. My goal is to get young people excited about science. I was able to do that behind the camera in programs like "1, 2 or 3" (ZDF), "Nachsitzen" (RTL) and "stern TV" (RTL).

Since 2018 I have been standing in front of the camera and try to get in contact with people even more directly through my YouTube channel Breaking Lab, which I produce together with the production company i&u TV. I try to make topics of the future or current events tangible and explain them with a scientific approach.

My motto is based on an (alleged) quotation of Einstein. "If you can't explain something easily, you haven't understood it." With technical terms everyone can throw around, but to convey a sense, that is the true art.


17 rules for successful YouTube videos

What does a successful video on YouTube actually look like? In a survey I conducted with over five thousand participants I was able to identify 17 rules for a successful YouTube video . I published the rules clearly arranged, in form of a short catalog, free of charge on the Internet. The complete catalog can be found here.

Presenter and speaker

In addition to my work on YouTube, I am also a regular guest on programs such as "Stern TV", "5 gegen Jauch", "ZDF Fernsehgarten" and "Die Selbstversucher". I also give lectures and moderate events. The different formats are listed here.

If you are interested in working together, you can contact me via my contact field at the bottom of the page.   


I research at the university of cologne. My topic is "What comprises a successful educational science YouTube video?: the optimization of YouTube videos’ educational value through the analysis of viewer behavior and development via machine learning."

The goal of this research is to create a catalog for content creators, about how they should make their videos, for successful videos, that people like to watch and where they learn the most. More informations.

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