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Stellvertretender juristischer Oberkirchenrat, Evangelische Kirche in Österreich Honorarprofessor für Politische Wissenschaften, Universität Innsbruck Honorarprofessor für Kirchenrecht, Universität Wien Chair


 German-born American physicist who, along with Leon M. Lederman and Melvin Schwartz, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1988 for their joint discoveries concerning neutrinos.
 Steinberger immigrated to the United States in 1934. He studied physics at the University of Chicago, receiving his Ph.D. there in 1948. He was a professor of physics at Columbia University, New York City, from 1950 to 1971, and from 1968 he was a physicist at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switz.
 In the early 1960s Steinberger, along with his Columbia University colleagues Lederman and Schwartz, devised a landmark experiment in particle physics using the accelerator at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, N.Y. The three reseachers obtained the first laboratory-made stream of neutrinos--subatomic particles that have no electric charge and virtually no mass. In the process, they discovered a new type of neutrino called a muon neutrino. The high-energy neutrino beams that the three researchers produced became a basic research tool in the study of subatomic particles and nuclear forces. In particular, the use of such beams made possible the study of radioactive-decay processes involving the weak nuclear force, or weak interaction, one of the four fundamental forces in nature.


Stellvertretender juristischer Oberkirchenrat, Evangelische Kirche in Österreich Honorarprofessor für Politische Wissenschaften, Universität Innsbruck Honorarprofessor für Kirchenrecht, Universität Wien

 Dr. iuris (Universität Graz 1961); Dolmetschstudium (Universität Graz)
 Studium des US-Verwaltungsrechts im Salzburg Seminar, Schloss Leopoldskron (1962); Studium der Verwaltungswissenschaften an der Hochschule Speyer (1964); Forschungsaufenthalt in Washington D.C. als Theodor-Körner-Preisträger (1965); Führungskräftelehrgang an der Verwaltungsakademie des Bundes (1982)
1958-1959 Studium der Politikwissenschaft an der Brandeis University (Mass, USA) als Fulbright-Stipendiat und als Stipendiat des "Wien Scholarship Program" der Brandeis Universität
1962 Gerichtsdienst in Graz
1963 Referententätigkeit an der Bezirkshauptmannschaft Graz-Umgebung
1964-1969 Universitätsassistent am Institut für Staats- und Verwaltungsrecht der Universität Wien
1966-1967 Legist im Bundesministerium für Unterricht
1970-1978 Generalsekretär der Österreichischen Rektorenkonferenz
1978-1989 Generalsekretär des Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung
1990-1992 Hofrat im Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung, als Leiter der Gruppe "Wirtschaftsbezogene Forschung, internationale Forschungs- und Technologieprogramme"
 Im Ruhestand.
1992-2002 Leiter der Sektion "Internationale Angelegenheiten" des Bundesministeriums für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst; Leiter der Sektion "Wissenschaftliche Forschung und Internationale Angelegenheiten" im Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Verkehr (bis 1999) und im Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur (bis 2002)

Technology Symposium

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kategorie: Alle BreakoutPlenary


13:00 - 14:15OpeningPlenary
13:15 - 14:00Time of change - chage as chancePlenary
14:00 - 14:4550 Years of Schrödingers Reflections on Life and LivingPlenary
15:00 - 16:15Location Strategies for Know-how Intensive IndustriesPlenary
16:15 - 17:15Medical Technology and Preventive MedicinePlenary
17:15 - 18:30The Future of European Reseach - New Instruments and ResourcesPlenary
20:00 - 20:45The Living ClockPlenary
20:45 - 21:30The Devices of Wonder - the Science of Devices of WonderPlenary


09:00 - 14:00Off AlpbachPlenary
09:00 - 17:00Working Group 1: RiskBreakout
09:00 - 17:00Working Group 2: R&D Infrastructure - a Location Strategy for Metropolitan AreasBreakout
09:00 - 17:00Working Group 3: Utilities and Infrastructure - the Backbone for an Industrialised CountryBreakout
09:00 - 17:00Working Group 4: Kyoto and CO2 - Technology Pull and/or Location PushBreakout
09:00 - 17:00Working Group 5: Innovation Motor Micro- and NanotechnologiesBreakout
09:00 - 17:00Working Group 6: Brain gain, brain drain - Future networks Austria - USABreakout
09:00 - 17:00Working Group 7: New mobility - new partnerships for the western Balkan countriesBreakout
09:00 - 17:00Working Group 8: Medical Technology and Preventive Medicine -Finance and OrganisationBreakout
09:00 - 17:00Working Group 9: Digitalisation of communication - "Your Personal Radio and TV-program"Breakout
20:00 - 20:45The Decade of Machines, that Understand SpeechPlenary
20:45 - 21:30Technology and Know-how Management in and for Intelligence ServicesPlenary


09:00 - 10:00The Location of SciencePlenary
10:00 - 11:00Reflections on the Alpbach Technology-Symposium - Presenation of "Junior Alpbach"Plenary
11:30 - 12:15Cosmic Background RadiationPlenary
12:15 - 13:00Architecture für Science - the New Architecture of SciencePlenary