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The frontiers of science, part I

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Panel
in deutscher Sprache
Nobelpreisträger für Physik; Professor emeritus, Institut für Festkörperforschung, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich
President Emeritus, Jacobs University Bremen Chair

Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Peter Andreas GRÜNBERG

Nobelpreisträger für Physik; Professor emeritus, Institut für Festkörperforschung, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich

1963-1969 Continues studies of physics at Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, diploma 1966, doctor's degree 1969
1969-1972 Postdoctoral Fellow of National Research Council of Canada at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada
since 1972 Research scientist at the Institute of Solid State Research at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
1984 Habilitation at the University of Cologne, Germany, "Privatdozent"
1984-1985 Research stay at Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, USA
1986 Activities in the field of antiferromagnetic coupling in Fe/Cr/Fe layers
1988 Work on the GMR effect in Jülich, Germany
1992 Appointment as adjunct professor at the University of Cologne, Germany
1998 Six-month research stay at the University of Sendai and at Tsukuba Research Centre, Japan
2004 After 32 years at Jülich, Germany, Peter Grünberg retires, but continues working
2007 Helmholtz Professorship, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Dr. Joachim TREUSCH

President Emeritus, Jacobs University Bremen

1971 Lehrstuhl für Theoretische Physik in Dortmund
1984-1986 Präsident der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft
seit 1987 Vorstandsmitglied der Kernforschungsanlage Jülich (KFA)
1993-1997 Vorsitzender der Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren
1995-1996 Präsident der Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte
1990-2006 Vorsitzender des Vorstands der Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
1999-2003 Vorsitzender des Deutschen Verbandes Technisch-Wissenschaftlicher Vereine
2000-2006 Vorsitzender des Lenkungsausschusses "Wissenschaft im Dialog"
2006-2012 Präsident der Jacobs University Bremen

Technology Forum

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21.08.2008

08:00 - 10:30Technology brunch hosted by Tiroler ZukunftsstiftungSocial
11:00 - 11:20Opening by the European Forum AlpbachPlenary
11:20 - 12:00Plenary sessionPlenary
12:00 - 12:30Plenary sessionPlenary
13:00 - 13:45Ethics of sciencePlenary
13:45 - 14:30Stem cellsPlenary
15:00 - 16:00Politics and science – Advice through sciencePlenary
18:00 - 19:30BionicsPlenary
19:30 - 21:30Reception hosted by Alcatel-Lucent Austria AGSocial

22.08.2008

07:00 - 14:00Working Group 01: From basic research to economic valueBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 02: Research integrity in scienceBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 03: The myths of life sciences and their consequencesBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 04: Aviation and the environmentBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 05: Think Tanks in AustriaBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 06: Gender mainstreaming in science and development. Perceive realities and decide visionarilyBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 07: Success factor human resources – Regions in competitionBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 08: Climate change – The future of transportBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 09: The governance of applied research: responsibilities, independence and resourcesBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 10: Digital healthcareBreakout
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and technology for young peopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and technology for kidsBreakout
08:00 - 14:00Working Group 11: Energy efficiency – Recognizing opportunities, utilizing potentialsBreakout
08:00 - 13:00Special Event: From the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe to the Regional Cooperation Council – A New Momentum for the Western Balkans’ Perspective in Higher Education and Research?Breakout
14:30 - 15:15The frontiers of science, part IPlenary
15:15 - 16:30Global competition for global talentsPlenary
18:00 - 19:30Information and communications infrastructures – The nerve centres of modern societiesPlenary

23.08.2008

08:00 - 08:30Science education for a science-driven societyPlenary
08:30 - 09:15The frontiers of science, part IIPlenary
09:15 - 09:45The future of the environment and agriculturePlenary
10:00 - 10:15Junior Alpbach and Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach 2008Plenary
10:15 - 11:15Improbable Research and the Ig Nobel prizePlenary
11:15 - 12:00Snack reception, hosted by AVL List GmbHSocial