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60 Years Scientific discussions in Alpbach – retrospective and prospective views

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Panel
German and English language

The European Forum in Alpbach has always been an event where scientists and academics exchange ideas freely across the boundaries of individual disciplines. In the 60 years since its inception, the forum has changed our view of the world and influenced our lives time and again. What has become of the burning questions from those times, and where do we stand today? How has our knowledge, which ranges from the sub-atomic to the cosmic, come to change? How do we see Darwin’s theory of evolution today? What demands does modern society make of science and academia now, and what mechanisms drive developments in these fields? These and many other issues will be addressed and discussed in this year’s talks.

Speakers

Distinguished Research Professor, York University, Toronto
Professor and Head, Department of Plant Taxonomy and Ecology, Eötvös University, Budapest Permanent Fellow, Collegium Budapest
Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Wien

Dr. Eörs SZATHMARY

Professor and Head, Department of Plant Taxonomy and Ecology, Eötvös University, Budapest Permanent Fellow, Collegium Budapest

 Studied Evolutionary Biology, Theoretical Biology at the Eötvös University, Budapest
1984-1987 Ph.D. student, Eötvös University, Budapest
1987-1988 Soros scholar, Brighton University of Sussex
1988-1991 Research Fellow, Eötvös University, Budapest
1991-1992 Research Fellow, National Institute for Medical Research, London
1992-1993 Guest Professor, University of Zürich, Schweiz
1994 Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin

Dr. Walter THIRRING

Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Wien

 Studium der Physik und Mathematik
 Fellow an der Universität Glascow
 Fellow am M.P.I. Göttingen
 1 Jahr an der ETH Zürich
bis 1950 postpromotioneller Aufenthalt am Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies
 1 Jahr am Princeton Institute for Advanced Studies
bis 1953 Assistentenstelle an der Universität Bern
1954 Rückkehr als Dozent an die Universität Bern
1956-1957 Visiting Professor am M.I.T. Cambirdge
 l1959-1968 langjährige Lehrtätigkeit an der Universität Wien
1957-1958 Visiting Professor an der University of Washington, Seattle
1968 Berufung als Direktor an das Theoretical Department CERN
1971 Rückkehr an die Universität Wien

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