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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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Annenberg Professor of High Energy Physics, Chairman of the Board, Davidson Institute of Science Education and President emeritus, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot; Chairman of the Executive Committee, Institute of Science and Technology Austria (I.S.T. Austria), Klosterneuburg Abstract
Science is not a normal "Business". Science is an exciting and rewarding intellectual activity. But scientific and technological knowledge have an enormous economic value, far exceeding that of natural resources. The creation of this knowledge is the best economic investment of any society or country. It starts with basic scientific research and with education, both geared to the "Age of Science and Technology". Science penetrates every corner of our life, from health, agriculture, energy and environment, to safety, defense, longevity and entertainment. Basic research requires long term thinking and an unusual amount of freedom. The "Business of Science" is inconsistent with short term thinking, populist decisions, extremist politics, and frequent changes of course. To fulfill these requirements in a democratic society is a nontrivial challenge.
Editor in Chief and Managing Director, NZZ Austria; Mentor, Alpbach Media Academy; Vienna Chair

Dr. Haim HARARI

Annenberg Professor of High Energy Physics, Chairman of the Board, Davidson Institute of Science Education and President emeritus, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot; Chairman of the Executive Committee, Institute of Science and Technology Austria (I.S.T. Austria), Klosterneuburg

1966 Joined the Weizmann Institute staff
since 1967 Associate Professor (Annenberg Chair of High Energy Physics)
since 1970 Full Professor
1972-1978 Dean of the Feinberg Graduate School
since 1974 Founder and Chairman of Council of "Perach", National tutoring and mentoring project enrolling 30,000 University students in Israel
1979-1985 Chairman of the Planning and Grants Committee of Israel s Council for Higher Education
1987-2007 Founder and Chairman of HEMDA, science center in Tel Aviv
1988-2001 President of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel
1991-1992 Chairman of the National Panel on Science Education, leading to the "Tomorrow 98" report
1995-1998 Chairman of the board of Israel Center of Science and Technology Education
since 1999 "Institute Professor", Weizmann Institute
since 1999 Chairman of the Board, Davidson Institute of Science Education at the Weizmann Institute
since 2002 Chairman of the Management Committee, Weizmann Global Endowment Management Trust, New York
since 2006 Chairman of the Executive Committee, I.S.T. Austria

Michael FLEISCHHACKER

Editor in Chief and Managing Director, NZZ Austria; Mentor, Alpbach Media Academy; Vienna

ab 1988 Studien der Theologie, Germanistik und Klassischen Philologie an der Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz (nicht abgeschlossen)
1991-1994 Außenpolitik-Redakteur, "Kleine Zeitung"
1994 Redakteur in der Chefredaktion, "Kleine Zeitung"
1995-1997 Chef vom Dienst, "Kleine Zeitung"
1998-1999 Stellvertretender Chefredakteur, "Kleine Zeitung"
2000-2001 Chef vom Dienst, "Standard"
2002-2004 Stellvertretender Chefredakteur, "Die Presse"
2004-2012 Chefredakteur, "Die Presse"
2013/14 Leiter, Media Academy, Europäisches Forum Alpbach
seit 2015 Chefredakteur, "nzz.at"

Technology Forum

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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