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09: The five senses

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Breakout / Working Group
english language

The five senses are human beings’ interface to the world surrounding them. Without them, we could not in any way experience or conceive it. The senses have been developed by evolution through an adaptive, self-organizing process; a classical example for an emergent phenomenon. Human beings have always tried to expand their senses, in order to make ‘sense’ of creation, among other reasons. Thus, any (falsifiable) scientific field is based on experiments, which are nothing else than highly expanded senses in part. At the moment we find ourselves at a threshold: not only do we expand the senses by technical devices but we also try to enhance and replace them directly on human beings. The senses in their special shapes are an elementary part of all interactions between humans and form the core of understanding in human societies. In this working group we will dwell on the topic ‘five senses’ with regard to the above-mentioned aspects engaging five experts in their fields. In connection with the visual sense we will see how senses can be restored in humans directly. The sense of hearing will lead us to communication and we will elaborate consequences for societal interactions. The topic of smelling will deal with the fascinating opportunities for finding new technological applications; and in connection with the sense of touch we will learn about the interaction of senses and its imaging in the brain. Finally, we will hear about the sense of taste by ‘molecular gastronomist’. Through various statements we will try on the one hand to cover secondary phenomena of senses like e.g. aesthetics, and on the other we will try to answer the question what information – as the basic input for all our senses – is about after all.

Professor emeritus für experimentelle und klinische Otolaryngologie, Medizinische Universität Wien
Chair of the Department Cell Physiology, Ruhr-University Bochum
Fachärztin für Plastische und Wiederherstellungschirurgie,Wien
Professor, Institut für Theoretische Physik, Technische Universität Wien
Professor, Molecular Gastronomy Team, Institut des sciences et des industries du vivant et de l environnement (AgroParisTech) and Laboratoire de Chimie des Interactions Moléculaires, Collège de France, Paris
Vorstand, Universitäts-Augenklinik, Medizinische Universität Graz
Professor and Head, Section for Science of Complex Systems, Medical University of Vienna; President, Complexity Science Hub Vienna
Geschäftsführer, Industriellenvereinigung Wien

Dr. Klaus EHRENBERGER

Professor emeritus für experimentelle und klinische Otolaryngologie, Medizinische Universität Wien

Medical student at the Universities of Graz and Vienna, Austria Graduation as M.D. from the University of Graz, Austria Assistant Professor at the Institute for Physiology and Biocybernetics (Head: Prof. W.D. Keidel) of the University of Fellowship of the International Brain Research Organisation of the UNESCO at the Brain Research Institute Trainee in the field of Otorhinolaryngology in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology (Head: Prof. U. Fisch) of the Associate Professor of Neurophysiology at the Institute of Psychology of the University of Konstanz, Germany Research Fellow at Eaton-Peabody Laboratory of Auditory Physiology (Head:Prof. N.Y.S. Kiang), Mass. Institute of Assistant/Associate Professor at the Second Department of Otorhinolaryngology (Head: Prof. K. Burian) at the Acquisition of University lecturing qualification for General Otorhinolaryngology Fellowship from the French Government at the Institute Gustave-Roussy (Head: Prof. Y. Cachin) at Villejuif, Diploma for Head-Neck-Oncology from the University Sorbonne, Paris, France Head of the First Department of Otorhinolaryngology of the University of Vienna, Austria Honorary Professor at the Institute of Neurobiology (Head: Prof. D. Felix) of the University of Berne, Switzerland Head of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology of the Medical University of Vienna, Austria Member of the National Health Board of Austria
1956-1962
1962
  Erlangen/Nürnberg, Germany
1963-1966
  (Head: Prof.K. Akert) of the University of Zurich, Switzerland
1966-1968
  University of Zurich, Switzerland
1968-1972
1970-1971
  Technology and Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, Mass., USA
1972
  University of Vienna, Austria
1973-1983
1975
  Paris, France
1978-1979
1979
1983
1987-2002
2004
since 1999

DDDr. Hanns HATT

Chair of the Department Cell Physiology, Ruhr-University Bochum

Studies of Biology and Chemistry, Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich Diploma in Biology and Chemistry, Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich Study of Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich Promotion (Dr. rer. Nat.) Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich Promotion (Dr. med.) Technical University Munich Habilitation (venia legendi) for Physiology, Technical University Munich Assistant Professor at the Physiological Institute of the Technical University of University Professor (C3) at the Physiological Institute of the Klinikum r. d. Isar at the Offered Chair of Biophysics, University Konstanz Chair of the Department Cell Physiology (C4-Professor) Ruhr-University Bochum President of ECRO (European Chemoreception Research Organization) President of ICOT (International Commission of Olfaction and Taste) Dean of the Faculty of Biology, Ruhr-University Bochum Offered Directorate at the German Nutrition Institute (DIFE), Berlin /Potsdam Member of the Senate, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
1967-1972
1972
1976-1981
1976
1983
1984
  Munich
1985-1991
  Technical University Munich
1991-1992
1992
since 1992
1994-1998
1998-2002
1999-2003
2002
since 2003

Dr. Hildegunde PIZA

Fachärztin für Plastische und Wiederherstellungschirurgie,Wien

Promotion zum Doktor der Gesamten Heilkunde in Graz Fachärztin für Allgemein-Chirurgie Fachärztin für Plastische und Wiederherstellungschirurgie Lehrbefugnis für Plastische Chirurgie an der Universität Wien Gründung der Abteilung für Plastische und Wiederherstellungschirurgie im Krankenhaus Lainz, leitende Ärztin Ludwig-Boltzmann-Institut für Qualitätssicherung in der Plastischen Chirurgie
1965
1975
1979
1983
1992
1995

Dr. Hervé THIS

Professor, Molecular Gastronomy Team, Institut des sciences et des industries du vivant et de l environnement (AgroParisTech) and Laboratoire de Chimie des Interactions Moléculaires, Collège de France, Paris

Development of Molecular Gastronomy Creation with Nicholas Kurti of the scientific discipline initially called "Molecular and Physical Gastronomy" Courses of Molecular Gastronomy, INA-PG (3 levels)
 Diploma of the Ecole supérieure de physique et de chimie industrielles de Paris (ESPCI)
 Modern Litterature Courses at University Paris IV
 Ph.D. of physical chemistry, University Paris VI: "Molecular and physical gastronomy"
 Habilitation to head researches, University Paris XI
since 1980
1988
since 2004
 Chemist I.N.R.A., Head of the INRA Molecular Gastronomy Team, in the Laboratory of chemistry "molecular interactions", Collège de France, Paris (Director of the laboratory: Jean-Marie Lehn, Nobel prize in Chemistry) and in the Laboratory of chemistry of the Institut des sciences et industries du vivant et de l environnement (AgroParisTech)
 Scientific Director of the Foundation Food Science & Culture (Academy of sciences)

Dr. Andreas WEDRICH

Vorstand, Universitäts-Augenklinik, Medizinische Universität Graz

Medizinstudium Universität Wien Facharztausbildung Augenheilkunde 1. Universitäts-Augenklinik Wien Universitäts-Augenklinik Verleihung der venia docendi Universität Wien Stellvertretender Vorstand Universitäts-Augenklinik Supplierender Leiter Universitäts-Augenklinik
1979-1986
1986-1992
1992-2005
1995
seit 1998
2000-2004

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
1993
1995
1995
1996
1996-1997
1998-1999
1999-2001
2001
2001
2001-2004
2004-2009
2007
since 2007
since 2009
since 2010
since 2015
since 2015

Mag. Johannes HÖHRHAN

Geschäftsführer, Industriellenvereinigung Wien

Studium der Betriebswirtschaftslehre Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien Industriellenvereinigung Wien: Industriellenvereinigung Österreich: Industriellenvereinigung Wien: Beiratsmitglied EWF-Holding
1997-2001
  Assistent der Geschäftsführung
  Geschäftsführer der Jungen Industrie Wien
2001-2005
  Bundesgeschäftsführer der Jungen Industrie Österreich
  Vorstandsmitglied in YES Young Entrepreneurs for Europe
2004-2010
  Stellvertretender Geschäftsführer der IV Wien
  Geschäftsführer der Jungen Industrie Wien
2005-2008
seit 2007
  Geschäftsführer der IV Wien

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23.08.2007

08:00 - 21:00 Presentation of the three Christian Doppler Laboratories concerning allergies Culture
08:00 - 10:00 Technology brunch hosted by Tiroler Zukunftsstiftung Social
11:00 - 11:20 Welcome address Plenary
11:20 - 12:00 Opening Plenary
12:00 - 14:00 Global warming Plenary
14:30 - 16:15 The frontiers of science [in cooperation with the Institute of Science and Technology Austria] Plenary
18:00 - 19:30 Looking inside Plenary
19:30 - 21:30 Reception hosted by Alcatel-Lucent Austria Social

24.08.2007

07:00 - 16:00 Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and technology for kids Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 01: The risk and the new – ‘risk governance’ Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 08: Smart Wellbeing Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 11: The phenomenon of Second Life – the creation of a new world? Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 07: Design by nature – nature’s contribution to industrial progress Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 02: The changing industrial landscape  challenges, opportunities, strategies Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 06: The impact of climate change on mobility – challenges for infrastructure and private transport Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 09: The five senses Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 10: Technology transfer in European regions Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 05: The end of IT-innovation – the growth opportunity for Europe? Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 05: New initiatives and models of the 7th EU Framework Programme on Research to enhance European competitiveness – European technology platforms from the Austrian and the European points of view Breakout
07:00 - 16:00 Junior Alpbach – Science and technology for young people Breakout
07:00 - 12:30 Working Group 03: Climate change and risk governance – the role of research, science and innovation Breakout
07:30 - 13:30 Special event: Bulgaria and Romania as partners in EUropean science and research Breakout
13:00 - 14:30 Regions and global competition Plenary
14:30 - 16:00 The future – dream or reality Plenary
16:30 - 18:00 The five senses Plenary
18:00 - 21:30 Reception hosted by the Province of Lower Austria Social

25.08.2007

07:00 - 08:00 What changed? Plenary
08:00 - 09:00 Security Plenary
09:30 - 10:00 Junior Alpbach and Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach 2007 Plenary
10:00 - 11:00 Science & technology, entrepreneurship & society Plenary
11:00 - 11:20 A look back and a view ahead Plenary
11:20 - 12:30 Reception hosted by Microsoft Austria Social