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Helga NOWOTNY Member, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development; Chair, ERA Council Forum Austria, Vienna


1959 Doctorate in Jurisprudence, University of Vienna
1969 Ph.D. in Sociology, Columbia University, New York
1996-2002 Professor of Philosophy and Science and Technology Studies, ETH Zurich
  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 et Sciences Sociales, Paris; Science Center for Social Sciences, Berlin; Collegium Budapest
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
2010-2013 President, ERC - European Research Council
  Professor em., Science and Technology Studies, ETH Zurich


Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Member of the Academia Europaea
Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts
Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
Accademia delle Scienze di Torino
Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften (acatech)
TUM Distinguished Affiliated Professor (Technische Universität München)


More than thirty books and up to two hundred articles in scientific journals. Her latest books are:
An Orderly Mess, 2017
Eigenzeit.Revisited in: Bernd Scherer (Hg). Die Zeit der Algorithmen, 2016
The Cunning of Uncertainty, 2015
Die Gläsernen Gene. Gesellschaftliche Optionen im molekularen Zeitalter, with Giuseppe Testa (English translation by MIT Press in 2011)
Re-Thinking Science. Knowledge and the Public in an Age of Uncertainty, 2001 (first author)
The Public Nature of Science under Assault: Politics, Markets, Science and the Law, 2005 (first author)


Arthur Burckhardt-Preis, 2002
John Desmond Bernal Prize for life-long achievement in social studies of science, 2003
Ph.D. Honoris Causa, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel 2013
honorary degree at Oxford University Encaenia 2018
Leibniz-Medaille of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities 2018
and many more

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