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Atom and Eve – an Alpbach Miniopera

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Culture / Lecture
english language
Editor and co-founder, Annals of Improbable Research (AIR), Cambridge
Student, Tiroler Landeskonservatorium, Innsbruck
Artist; Professor, University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien
Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics, Center for Theoretical Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge; Nobel Prize Laureate for Physics

Marc ABRAHAMS

Editor and co-founder, Annals of Improbable Research (AIR), Cambridge

, he was the editor of the Journal of Irreproducible Results.
 Graduated from Harvard College with a degree in applied mathematics.
 Spent several years developing optical character recognition computer systems (including a reading machine for the blind), and later founded Wisdom Simulators, Inc., a creator of educational software.
 He was the back-page humor columnist for the late, lamented computer magazine Byte.
 He wrote a monthly back-page humor column for the engineering magazine Design News.
 He has been commentator for ABC-TV's World News Now and on public radio.
 He is the father and master of ceremonies of the Ig Nobel Prize.
 In addition to editing the magazine, Marc writes a monthly newsletter called mini-AIR, a weekly column for the British newspaper The Guardian, and a daily blog.
1990-1994
 He also frequently performs lectures that show both the funny side AND the importance of science, medicine, and technology.

Paul LUGGER

Student, Tiroler Landeskonservatorium, Innsbruck

Studium am Konservatorium in Innsbruck bei Shao-Yin Huang künstlerisches und pädagogisches Diplom Studium an der Sommerakademie Prag-Wien-Budapest bei Prof. Neol Flores und Prof. Martin Hughes (Musikhochschule Wien)
2000-2005
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Ph.D. Diane SHOOMAN

Artist; Professor, University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien

Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA Assistant Professor, German Studies and Comparative Literature, Oberlin College, Clark University, Skidmore College Freelance writer and editor, Hong Kong Trainer, Callagy English for Executives KEG, Vienna Invited to perform own material and moderate/perform at diverse art, music and theater events (on average twice a year) External Consultant, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Vienna. Strategies for and implementation of technical reports, manuals and outreach materials for Industrial Operations and Human Resources Development, with an emphasis on entrepreneurship development for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and women in industry. Invited to contribute essays on dance, Falter Zeitschrift Gesmbh Lecturer, University of Art, Linz Lecturer, FH-Technikum-Wien, Vienna Foreign Languages Dept. Coordinator for Biomedical Engineering, Mechatronics/Robotics, and Intelligent Transport Services degree programs, FH Technikum-Wien, Vienna
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 Current positions:
 FH Professor, FH Technikum-Wien
 Lecturer, Institute of Fine Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Art, Linz, Austria
 Senior Trainer, Callagy English for Executives KEG
 Performer/Moderator in the free art, music and theater scenes in Vienna
 Freelance Essayist/Columnist on dance, Falter Zeitschrift Gesmbh, Vienna

Ph.D. Frank WILCZEK

Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics, Center for Theoretical Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge; Nobel Prize Laureate for Physics

B.S. University of Chicago, IL, Mathematics M.A. Princeton University, NJ, Mathematics Ph.D. Princeton University, NJ, Physics Instructor Princeton University, NJ Assistant Professor Princeton University, NJ Visiting Fellow Institute for Advanced Study Princeton, NJ Assistant Professor Princeton University, NJ Associate Professor Princeton University, NJ Professor Princeton University Princeton, NJ Member University of California, Santa Barbara, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara, CA Professor University of California, Santa Barbara, CA Visiting Professor Harvard University Boston, MA Professor Institute for Advanced Study, School of Natural Sciences Princeton, NJ
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Technology Forum

show timetable

24.08.2006

08:00 - 10:00 Technology Brunch sponsored by Tiroler Zukunftsstiftung Social
09:00 - 20:00 Presentation CD-Laboratory “Biomechanics in skiing” Culture
11:00 - 11:30 Welcome by the Organisers Plenary
11:30 - 12:00 Welcome Statements Plenary
12:00 - 13:00 Origins Plenary
13:30 - 15:30 Competition for Talent Plenary
17:00 - 18:15 Research at the Cutting Edge Plenary
18:15 - 19:30 Science and Research Models and Best Practice Plenary
19:30 - 21:30 Evening Reception sponsored by Alcatel Austria Social

25.08.2006

07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 06: Changes in Technology and Natural Sciences – Is Our Tertiary Education System Still Up to Date? Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 04: Convergence and Excellence in Science Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 05: Innovative Telematics Systems in Intermodal Transport Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 08: The Reassuring Habitat Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 03: Convergence and Complexity in Technology Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 07: High-performance Materials from Nature as an Opportunity for Economic Growth Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 01: Science and Technology in Sport: Challenge for Industry and Benefit for People Breakout
07:00 - 16:00 Junior Alpbach Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 09: Energy Security – the Case of Hydro Carbons Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Working Group 02: Technology Transfer: the Motor for Developing Locations Breakout
14:00 - 15:15 Convergence and Complexity in Science and Technology Plenary
15:15 - 16:00 Faith and Science Plenary
17:00 - 18:00 Atom and Eve – an Alpbach Miniopera Culture
18:00 - 21:30 Reception sponsored by the Province of Lower Austria Social

26.08.2006

07:00 - 08:00 Energy and Security Plenary
08:00 - 08:30 Alpbach 2006 – Resumée Junior Alpbach Plenary
09:00 - 10:30 Science and Democracy Plenary
10:30 - 11:30 The Universe is a Strange Place Plenary
11:30 - 12:30 Farewell Reception sponsored by Microsoft Austria Social