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Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and technology for kids

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Von-Hayek-Saal
Breakout / Working Group
german language

This new programme of the Alpbach Technology Forum invites children aged seven to twelve years to solve the questions of “How?” and “Why” in science and technology in an entertaining way. They get a chance to experience research hands-on and ask questions freely, thus gaining access to scientific themes in an enticing, surprising and above all comprehensible way. These are experiences that stimulate children to think and explore further and will also be passed on to a broader audience together with the radio programme “OE1 Children’s University”.

Topic: “Creativity and cosmos: understanding the brain – exploring the universe”

Participants: Only children of participants of the Technology Forum aged 7 to 12 years or children from the village of Alpbach with special invitations may be registered for this special programme. Please note: limited number of participants, registration necessary!

Information and registration:
Susanne Kainzner, Ö1 Science Department
Telephone +43 (1) 50101-18009, E-Mail: susanne.kainzner@orf.at

The Ö1 Children’s University online: oe1.ORF.at

Speakers

Professor of Neurobiology and Head, Center for Neurobiological Prevention Research, University of Göttingen and University of Mannheim/Heidelberg, Göttingen
Professor, Institut für Astronomie, Fakultät für Geowissenschaften, Geographie und Astronomie, Universität Wien
Head, Science Department, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation - Programme Radio 1, Vienna Coordination

DDr. Gerald HÜTHER

Professor of Neurobiology and Head, Center for Neurobiological Prevention Research, University of Göttingen and University of Mannheim/Heidelberg, Göttingen

1969-1971 Basic Studies: General Biology, University of Leipzig
1971-1973 Special Study Program: Animal Physiology, University of Leipzig
1973-1976 Research Study Program: Neurohistochemistry, University of Leipzig
1979-1989 Research Fellow, Head of research project "Neurodevelopment" at the MPI for experimental Medicine, Göttingen
1988 Habilitation, Medicin, University of Göttingen
1995-2006 Head, Neurobiological Research Unit, Psychiatric Department, University of Göttingen
since 2006 Head, Center for Neurobiological Prevention Research, University of Göttingen (Psychiatric Clinic) and University of Mannheim/Heidelberg (Institute of Public Health)

Dr. Franz KERSCHBAUM

Professor, Institut für Astronomie, Fakultät für Geowissenschaften, Geographie und Astronomie, Universität Wien

 Lehrt seit Anfang 2001 beobachtende Astrophysik am Institut für Astronomie der Universität Wien. Die zentralen Forschungsgebiete umfassen die Spätstadien der Sternentwicklung, astronomische Instrumentenentwicklung mit Schwerpunkt Weltraumexperimente sowie wissenschaftshistorische Fragestellungen. Längere Forschungsaufenthalte führten ihn unter anderem nach Frankreich, Schweden, Spanien und Chile. Beratende Tätigkeiten führt Franz Kerschbaum für eine Vielzahl von internationalen Einrichtungen wie die Europäische Weltraumagentur ESA, die Europäische Kommission, verschiedene Förderorganisationen, Universitäten und Fachzeitschriften durch. Eine wichtige Ergänzung seiner Arbeit stellen Ausstellungen, populäre Artikel, Vorträge, Medienarbeit sowie interdisziplinäre Projekte dar.

Dr. Martin BERNHOFER

Head, Science Department, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation - Programme Radio 1, Vienna

  Gestalter von Sendungen in den Ö1-Reihen "Dimensionen", "Salzburger Nachtstudio" und "Radiokolleg",
  Moderator verschiedener Live-Sendungen
seit 1985 Redakteur, Wissenschafts- und Bildungsredaktion, ORF-Hörfunk
  Zuständig für die inhaltliche Vorbereitung, Planung und Organisation der ORF "Zukunftssymposien" und anderer
  Wissenschaftsveranstaltungen
  Redaktionelle Entwicklung des Internet-Wissenschaftskanals des ORF, science.ORF.at
  Lehraufträge für Medienpädagogik und Wissenschaftskommunikation
1999-2002 Ressortleiter, "Projektmanagement, Symposien, Programmentwicklung und -produktion"
seit 2002 Leiter, Ö1-Wissenschaftsredaktion

Technology Forum

show timetable

27.08.2009

10:00 - 12:30Technology brunch of the Tiroler ZukunftsstiftungSocial
13:00 - 13:10Opening by the European Forum AlpbachPlenary
13:10 - 14:00Welcome statementsPlenary
14:00 - 16:00Pathways out of the crisis - new perspectives through research and innovation?Plenary
16:30 - 18:00The future of stem cell researchPlenary
20:00 - 21:30A look at the past - the secrets of our originPlenary
21:30 - 23:30Evening reception hosted by Forschung Austria in cooperation with GFF and BMVITSocial

28.08.2009

09:00 - 18:00Junior Alpbach - Science and technology for young peopleBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Technology Workshop: Trend radar of developments in societyBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 01: Can we trust in feed and food?Breakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 02: An international comparison of research, technology and innovation-policy (RTI) strategiesBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 03: "Sowing and harvesting" in bio(techno)logical research: From the atomic structure of proteins to the discovery of new drugs and their clinical applicationBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 04: Biomedical and pharmaceutical engineering - key technologies of the 21st centuryBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 05: Infratech - a chance in crisisBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 06: Creativity - fuel for the knowledge society?Breakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 07: Creative industries vs. old economy: where is the economy headed?Breakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 08: Universities: responsibility for the futureBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 09: Trust in the future - investment in researchBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 10: Digital Government - citizens and administration in a conflict areaBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 11: E-Mobility AustriaBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Ö1 Children's University Alpbach - Science and technology for kidsBreakout
10:00 - 15:00Special Event: Positioning Austria in the international knowledge areaBreakout
16:30 - 17:45Creativity. How kids learn - learning like kids do?Plenary
18:15 - 20:00Innovative research locations - regions in competitionPlenary

29.08.2009

09:30 - 10:45Can we trust in science? Integrity in scientific researchPlenary
10:45 - 11:30The future of the universe - perspectives for astrophysics and cosmologyPlenary
12:00 - 13:00I-Brain - the technological evolution of the brain?Plenary
13:00 - 13:15Closing statementPlenary
13:15 - 14:00Snack receptionSocial