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The frontiers of science, part I

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german language
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

Studies of physics at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, intermediate diploma 1962 Continues studies of physics at Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, diploma 1966, doctor's degree 1969 Postdoctoral Fellow of National Research Council of Canada at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada Research scientist at the Institute of Solid State Research at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany Habilitation at the University of Cologne, Germany, "Privatdozent" Research stay at Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, USA Activities in the field of antiferromagnetic coupling in Fe/Cr/Fe layers Work on the GMR effect in Jülich, Germany Appointment as adjunct professor at the University of Cologne, Germany Six-month research stay at the University of Sendai and at Tsukuba Research Centre, Japan After 32 years at Jülich, Germany, Peter Grünberg retires, but continues working
since 1972

Dr. Joachim TREUSCH

President Emeritus, Jacobs University Bremen

Professur in Frankfurt Lehrstuhl für Theoretische Physik in Dortmund Präsident der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft Vorstandsmitglied der Kernforschungsanlage Jülich (KFA) Vorsitzender der Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren Präsident der Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte Vorsitzender des Vorstands der Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH Vorsitzender des Deutschen Verbandes Technisch-Wissenschaftlicher Vereine Vorsitzender des Lenkungsausschusses "Wissenschaft im Dialog"
seit 1987

Technology Forum

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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


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


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