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Frontier Technologies – A Gateway to the Future in cooperation with the European Research Council

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
Head, Nanomaterials and Spectroscopy Group, Electrical Engineering Division, Engineering Department, University of Cambridge
Professor and Head, Division of Biomedical Physics, Department of Physiology and Medical Physics, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck
Principal Investigator, Olfaction Research Group, Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot
Member, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development; Former President, European Research Council; Chair, ERA Council Forum Austria, Vienna Chair

MD Ph.D. Henrik EHRSSON

Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm

 Born in Sweden in 1972, Henrik Ehrsson is a cognitive neuroscientist interested in the problem of how we come to sense that we own our body. He thinks the key to solving this problem is to identify the multisensory mechanisms whereby the central nervous system distinguishes between sensory signals from one's body and from the environment. By clarifying how the normal brain produces a sense of ownership of one s body, we can learn to project ownership onto artificial bodies and simulated virtual ones; and even make two people have the experience of swapping bodies with one another. This could have important applications in the fields of virtual reality and neuro-prosthetics. Dr. Ehrsson is currently leading the Brain, Body and Self Laboratory at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. In 2010 he was promoted to associate professor at this institution, and to date he has authored 40 original articles and book chapters. His research findings have been highly cited by other academics (1800 citations) and also attracted widespread interest in the general press including reports by New York Times, Der Spiegel, The Economist, National Geographic, BBC, CNN and ABC News. Dr. Ehrsson received his postdoctoral training at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging (2002-2006), University College London, UK. His training to become a medical doctor took place at the Karolinska Institutet (1992-2002) and he obtained his Ph.D. in neuroscience from the same institution in 2001.

Mag. Dr. Monika RITSCH-MARTE

Professor and Head, Division of Biomedical Physics, Department of Physiology and Medical Physics, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck

1984 Studium der Theoretischen Physik (Mag. rer. nat.), Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
1988 Doktorat in Theoretischer Quantenoptik, University of Waikato, Neuseeland
1993-1995 Charlotte-Bühler-Habilitations-Stipendium des FWF - Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung
1996 Habilitation, Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
1997-1998 APART-Stipendiatin der ÖAW - Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Universität Mailand
seit 1998 Ordinaria für Medizinische Physik, Medizinische Universität Innsbruck

Ph.D. Noam SOBEL

Principal Investigator, Olfaction Research Group, Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot

1999 PhD Neuroscience, Stanford University
2000 Postdoctoral fellow, Caltech biology
2001-2005 Assistant Professor, Neuroscience UC Berkeley
2005-2007 Associate Professor, Neuroscience UC Berkeley
2007-2010 Associate Professor, Neurobiology Weizmann Institute
since 2010 Professor, Neurobiology Weizmann Institute

Dr. Ph.D. Helga NOWOTNY

Member, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development; Former President, European Research Council; Chair, ERA Council Forum Austria, Vienna

1959 Doctorate in Jurisprudence, University of Vienna
1969 Ph.D. in Sociology, Columbia University, New York
  Teaching and Research Positions at the Institute for Advanced Study, Vienna; King's College, Cambridge; University of Bielefeld; Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin; Ecole des Hautes Etudes an Sciences Sociales, Paris; Science Center for Social Sciences, Berlin; Collegium Budapest
1996-2002 Professor of Philosophy and Science and Technology Studies, ETH Zurich
1998-2004 Director, "Collegium Helveticum", ETH Zurich
2001-2006 Chair, EURAB - European Research Advisory Board of the European Commission
2002-2004 Director, Branco Weiss Fellowship Programme "Society in Science"
2005-2011 Chair, Scientific Advisory Board of the University of Vienna
2007-2010 Vice-President ERC - European Research Council
  Professor em. of Science and Technology Studies at ETH Zurich
2010-2013 President, ERC - European Research Council

Technology Forum

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25.08.2011

10:00 - 12:30Technology Brunch Hosted by Tiroler ZukunftsstiftungSocial
13:00 - 13:10Welcome statementPlenary
13:10 - 13:30Opening of the Alpbach Technology Forum 2011Plenary
13:30 - 14:15Opening SpeechesPlenary
14:15 - 15:40New Ways of InnovationPlenary
16:00 - 16:50The Cancer Genome: Challenge and PromisePlenary
16:50 - 17:45CybercrimePlenary
20:00 - 21:30The City of the Future - Demographics and SustainabilityPlenary
21:30 - 23:30Career Lounge - Evening Event with a Buffet Dinner for Students, Graduate Scientists and Young Professionals Hosted by the Organisers of the Alpbach Technology ForumSocial
21:30 - 23:30Evening Reception Hosted by Forschung AustriaSocial

26.08.2011

09:00 - 18:00Junior Alpbach - Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 01: The Future of High-Tech Production in EuropeBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 02: The Future of Urban MobilityBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 03: Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP): An Instrument for Creating InnovationBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 04: The Efficiency of RTI InvestmentsBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 05: Urban Europe, Urban Technologies - The City in the 21st CenturyBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 06: Food Security and Distributive JusticeBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 07: Research Promotion Followed by Financial Bottleneck?Breakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 08: Research in the Classroom: New Ways of Learning in Natural SciencesBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 09: Simple - Functional - Trendy? Technological Solutions for Old and YoungBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 10: IT - Challenging the Present, Defining the Future!Breakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 11: The Digital City of TomorrowBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 12: Design Thinking and Open Innovation - The Customer is KingBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Ö1 Children's University Alpbach - Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
09:45 - 15:00Special Event: New Ways of Internationalisation? European Strategies for the Globalisation of Research and InnovationBreakout
16:00 - 17:45Natural Science Education for Future GenerationsPlenary
18:15 - 19:30Frontier Technologies - A Gateway to the Future in cooperation with the European Research CouncilPlenary

27.08.2011

09:30 - 11:00International Year of ChemistryPlenary
11:20 - 12:10The Future of the InternetPlenary
12:10 - 13:05The Physics of SuperheroesPlenary
13:05 - 13:15Closing StatementPlenary
13:15 - 14:00Snack ReceptionSocial