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Complexity and the New Enlightenment

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
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Humanity is increasingly interconnected and the planet is becoming ever harder to maintain as a stable place for our species. Increased complexity offers both tremendous potential and threat to our survival. Does this mean that we are heading for a new era of self-inflicted immaturity? In this panel we want to discuss if science can offer strategies to avoid new dangers and what science can contribute to the “New Enlightenment”.

Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science; Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Complex Network Research, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Professor of Computational Social Science, Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences, ETH - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
Assistant Professor, Center for Network Science, Central European University, Budapest
Professor and Head, Section for Science of Complex Systems, Medical University of Vienna; President, Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Ph.D. Albert-László BARABASI

Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science; Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Complex Network Research, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Dr. Dr. h.c. Dirk HELBING

Professor of Computational Social Science, Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences, ETH - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich

B.Sc. First diploma, Physics, Georg-August University Göttingen M.Sc Diploma, Physics, Georg-August University Göttingen Ph.D. Physics, Collective University of Stuttgart, Germany Habilitation, Theoretical Physics, University of Stuttgart, Germany Assistant Professor, University of Stuttgart, Germany Visiting Scientist Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel Consultant, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center Visiting Scientist Eötvös University, Hungary Visiting Scientist Tel Aviv University, Israel Senior Fellow, Collegium Budapest, Hungary Full Professor, Dresden University of Technology Visiting Scientist, INRETS, Paris Full (Ordinary) Professor, ETH Zurich, Switzerland Visiting Scientist Harvard University Visiting Scientist University of Oxford
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Ph.D. Roberta SINATRA

Assistant Professor, Center for Network Science, Central European University, Budapest

Laurea Triennale (Bachelor equivalent) in Physics and Mathematics (summa cum laude), University of Catania Diploma di Licenza Triennale per l Eccellenza in Physics (summa cum laude), Scuola Superiore di Catania Laurea Specialistica (Master equivalent) in Theoretical Physics (summa cum laude), University of Catania Diploma di Licenza Specialistica per l Eccellenza in Physics (summa cum laude), Scuola Superiore di Catania Ph.D. in Physics (summa cum laude), University of Catania PhD Student with fellowship (dottorato di ricerca con borsa), Physics Department, University of Catania JSMF Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Complex Network Research and Physics Department, Northeastern University Research Assistant Professor at the Center for Complex Network Research and Physics Department, Northeastern University Visiting Research Scholar, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor at the Center for Network Science and Mathematics Department, Central European University, Hungary
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Mag. DDr. Stefan THURNER

Professor and Head, Section for Science of Complex Systems, Medical University of Vienna; President, Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Magister rer.nat. (MS in Theoretical Physics), University of Vienna (honors) Dr.techn. (PhD in Theoretical Physics), Vienna University of Technology (honors) , 1996 Guest Researcher, Columbia University, New York Postdoctoral Position, Humboldt University, Berlin Research Associate, Boston University, Boston Postdoctoral Position, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna Tenure track position (Universitätsassistent), University of Vienna Dr.rer.soc.oec. (PhD in Financial Economics), University of Vienna (honors) Habilitation (Theoretical Physics), Vienna University of Technology Associate Professor (a.o. Universitätsprofessor, tenure), University of Vienna Associate Professor, Medical University Vienna Fellow, Collegium Budapest External Professor, Santa Fe Institute Full Professor for Science of Complex Systems, Medical University Vienna Senior Researcher, IIASA, Laxenburg Visiting Professor Nanyang Technologica University, Singapur President of the Complexity Science Hub Vienna
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Technology Symposium

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25.08.2016

11:00 - 11:10 Opening Plenary
11:10 - 12:15 RTI Talk Plenary
12:30 - 12:50 From Austria to Silicon Valley – Cyber Security as a Global Factor Plenary
12:50 - 14:10 Cybernetics in Advanced Energy and Production Systems Plenary
14:30 - 15:45 Complexity and the New Enlightenment Plenary
18:00 - 18:15 Best of Art and Science Culture
18:15 - 19:15 Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria and Alpbach Summer School on Entrepreneurship Plenary
19:30 - 21:00 Career Lounge Social
19:30 - 21:30 Evening Reception Social

26.08.2016

07:00 - 08:30 Digital Medicine Plenary
07:00 - 13:00 Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for Kids Breakout
07:00 - 16:00 Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young People Breakout
08:30 - 10:30 Cross-sektorale Kooperationen von Clustern Partner
09:00 - 10:30 Personalized Cancer Medicine Plenary
10:30 - 11:00 Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout Sessions Social
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 01: Innovation by Making: Paradigm Shifts and New Innovation Cultures Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 05: Heavy Impact of Lightweight Design Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 08: The Acceptance of Technologies by Pupils with Migration History – a Plea for Transcultural Competence as new Enlightenment Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 13: Security of Supply as a Locational Factor Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 02: Silicon Austria: A Game Changer for Austria as a High-Tech Location? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 04: The Cycle of Innovation and its Ecology Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 06: Looking Into the Unknown and Shifting Horizons Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 09: Cyber Security: A Fundamental Right Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 11: Realities and Futures of Robotics Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 07: Radical Innovations: More Courage to Take Risks Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 10: Open Access & Open Innovation – Tools for a New Enlightenment? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 12: Energiewende – Empowering Consumers Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 03: Creating the Future: How to Reinvent Innovation Processes Breakout
17:00 - 18:30 Innovation Marathon: Ideas Made to Order – 24 Hours Nonstop Plenary

27.08.2016

07:00 - 08:30 Art Meets Science and Technology – Towards a New Enlightenment Plenary
08:45 - 09:45 Open Innovation: New Enlightenment? Participation – Democratisation – New Solutions Plenary
10:15 - 11:30 ETH Zurich, this Year’s Special Guest at the Technology Symposium Plenary
11:30 - 12:00 Snack Reception Social