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Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2013

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Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Vienna; Chairman of the Advisory Board, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna


Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Vienna; Chairman of the Advisory Board, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

 Studium der Physik und Mathematik, Universität Wien
1980 a.o. Professor
1981-1986 Lehrbeauftragter an der Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati, Triest
1984-1986, 1990-1992, sowie 2006 Vorstand des Instituts für Theoretische Physik
1987 Gastprofessor an der Universität von Texas, Austin
seit 2000 Professor für theoretische Physik, Universität Wien
 Lehr- und Forschungsaufenthalte u. a.:
 International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste; Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela; Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Kolumbien; Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico; Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, England; Albert-Einstein-Institut für Gravitationsforschung, Potsdam; Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz FISCHLER

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

1978 Doctorate, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
1979-1984 Executive Assistant, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck
1985-1989 Director, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck
1989-1994 Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna
1995-2004 European Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Brussels
2005-2011 Chairman, Ecosocial Forum Europe, Vienna
2005-2015 Chairman, RISE-Foundation, Brussels
2014-2015 Chairman of the Steering Committee of the EU scientific programme for Expo Milano 2015
since 2012 President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
since 2016 President, Board of Trustees to the Austrian Institute of Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna

Seminar Week

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15:00 - 15:15Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2013Plenary
15:15 - 15:30Opening Concert Part I: Premiere of “The Light of Experience”Plenary
15:30 - 16:30Opening SpeechesPlenary
17:00 - 17:30Opening Concert Part IIPlenary
17:30 - 19:00Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary


Seminar 01: New Approaches to Security – Cooperation, Concentration and IntegrationSeminar
Seminar 02: Open Data, Open Government, Open Society?Seminar
Seminar 03: Democratic Interventionism or Responsibility to Protect?Seminar
Seminar 04: Motivation – A Biological and Social BaseSeminar
Seminar 05: Values in ScienceSeminar
Seminar 06: Exploring the Universe: Competition or Cooperation?Seminar
Seminar 07: Between Faith and Atheism – Values and the Variety of Spiritual ExperiencesSeminar
Seminar 08: The Evil in ArtSeminar
Seminar 09: The Role of the European Court of Human Rights in Protecting and Developing an Open SocietySeminar
Seminar 10: Power and CyberspaceSeminar
Seminar 11: What Kind of Foreign Policy – Value-Based or Realpolitik?Seminar
Seminar 12: Human Appropriation of Natural Resources  Challenges, Constraints and Ethical AspectsSeminar
Seminar 13: Synthetic Biology: Social and Ethical ImplicationsSeminar
Seminar 14: Roots of European ValuesSeminar
Seminar 15: Irrational Behaviour of Individuals: Implications for Economic PolicySeminar
Seminar 16: Experiences in Migration and Integration: A Cultural ApproachSeminar


18:00 - 20:00International EveningCulture


BarCamp: TransformationsSeminar


16:00 - 17:30Authors in Conversation: The Revolt Against the West and its ValuesCulture