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Science education for a science-driven society

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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German and English language

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Director of the Millennium Mathematics Project and Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), University of Cambridge Abstract
The Millennium Mathematics Project set out to improve the appreciation and understanding of mathematics amongst the general public and to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics in schools. We will see some of the ways this has been done and also look at how to use pictures to motivate our understanding of the development of science and mathematics.
Freie Journalistin, Wien Chair

Dr. John D. BARROW

Director of the Millennium Mathematics Project and Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), University of Cambridge

1971-1974 Van Mildert College, Durham University
1974-1977 Magdalen College and Department of Astrophysics, Oxford University
1977-1978 Astronomy Department, University California Berkeley (Lindemann Fellow)
1977-1980 Christ Church and Department of Astrophysics, Oxford (Junior Research Lecturer)
1980-1981 Physics Department, University California Berkeley (Miller Fellow)
1981-1988 Lecturer, Astronomy Centre, University of Sussex
1986-1987 Nuffield Foundation Science Fellow, University of Sussex
1988-1989 Senior Lecturer, Astronomy Centre, University of Sussex
1989 Reader, Astronomy Centre, University of Sussex
1989-1999 Professor, Astronomy Centre, University of Sussex
1989-1990 Acting Director, Astronomy Centre, University of Sussex
1992-1993 Royal Society Leverhulme Fellow, University of Sussex
1994-1999 PPARC Senior Fellow, University of Sussex
1995-1999 Director, Astronomy Centre, University of Sussex
since 1999 Professor of Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge
since 1999 Director, Millennium Mathematics Project, University of Cambridge
since 1999 Professorial Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge
2004-2007 Vice President, Clare Hall, Cambridge
2003-2007 Gresham Professor of Astronomy, Gresham College, London
2005 First Eastern Visiting Cambridge Professor (China and Hong Kong)
2006 Li Ka Shing Foundation Visiting Scholar (China and Hong Kong)
since 2007 Fellow of Gresham College
since 2008 Gresham Professor of Geometry, Gresham College

Dr. Gisela HOPFMÜLLER-HLAVAC

Freie Journalistin, Wien

1984-2009 Ressort Innenpolitik in der Radio-Information, ORF - Österreichischer Rundfunk
1991-1997 Ressortleiterin, ORF - Österreichischer Rundfunk
1997-2002 Sendungsverantwortliche "Report", Moderation des politischen TV-Wochenmagazins des ORF "Report"
1999 Sendungsverantwortung für "Report International"
2001 Sendungsverantwortung für "Europa-Panorama"
2002-2005 Moderation von "Modern Times", des Zukunftsmagazins des ORF
2002-2009 Leiterin der Hauptabteilung "Bildung und Zeitgeschehen", ORF - Österreichischer Rundfunk
seit 2009 Freie Journalistin und Moderatorin

Technology Forum

show timetable

21.08.2008

10:00 - 12:30Technology brunch hosted by Tiroler ZukunftsstiftungSocial
13:00 - 13:20Opening by the European Forum AlpbachPlenary
13:20 - 14:00Plenary sessionPlenary
14:00 - 14:30Plenary sessionPlenary
15:00 - 15:45Ethics of sciencePlenary
15:45 - 16:30Stem cellsPlenary
17:00 - 18:00Politics and science - Advice through sciencePlenary
20:00 - 21:30BionicsPlenary
21:30 - 23:30Reception hosted by Alcatel-Lucent Austria AGSocial

22.08.2008

09:00 - 18:00Junior Alpbach - Science and technology for young peopleBreakout
09:00 - 16:00Working Group 01: From basic research to economic valueBreakout
09:00 - 16:00Working Group 02: Research integrity in scienceBreakout
09:00 - 16:00Working Group 03: The myths of life sciences and their consequencesBreakout
09:00 - 16:00Working Group 04: Aviation and the environmentBreakout
09:00 - 16:00Working Group 05: Think Tanks in AustriaBreakout
09:00 - 16:00Working Group 06: Gender mainstreaming in science and development. Perceive realities and decide visionarilyBreakout
09:00 - 16:00Working Group 07: Success factor human resources - Regions in competitionBreakout
09:00 - 16:00Working Group 08: Climate change - The future of transportBreakout
09:00 - 16:00Working Group 09: The governance of applied research: responsibilities, independence and resourcesBreakout
09:00 - 16:00Working Group 10: Digital healthcareBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Ö1 Children's University Alpbach - Science and technology for kidsBreakout
10:00 - 15:00Special Event: From the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe to the Regional Cooperation Council - A New Momentum for the Western Balkans' Perspective in Higher Education and Research?Breakout
10:00 - 16:00Working Group 11: Energy efficiency - Recognizing opportunities, utilizing potentialsBreakout
16:30 - 17:15The frontiers of science, part IPlenary
17:15 - 18:30Global competition for global talentsPlenary
20:00 - 21:30Information and communications infrastructures - The nerve centres of modern societiesPlenary

23.08.2008

10:00 - 10:30Science education for a science-driven societyPlenary
10:30 - 11:15The frontiers of science, part IIPlenary
11:15 - 11:45The future of the environment and agriculturePlenary
12:00 - 12:15Junior Alpbach and Ö1 Children's University Alpbach 2008Plenary
12:15 - 13:15Improbable Research and the Ig Nobel prizePlenary
13:15 - 14:00Snack reception, hosted by AVL List GmbHSocial