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Frontier Technologies – A Gateway to the Future in cooperation with the European Research Council

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
Head, Nanomaterials and Spectroscopy Group, Electrical Engineering Division, Engineering Department, University of Cambridge
Professor and Head, Division of Biomedical Physics, Department of Physiology and Medical Physics, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck
Principal Investigator, Olfaction Research Group, Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot
Member, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development; Chair, ERA Council Forum Austria, Vienna

MD Ph.D. Henrik EHRSSON

Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm

 Born in Sweden in 1972, Henrik Ehrsson is a cognitive neuroscientist interested in the problem of how we come to sense that we own our body. He thinks the key to solving this problem is to identify the multisensory mechanisms whereby the central nervous system distinguishes between sensory signals from one's body and from the environment. By clarifying how the normal brain produces a sense of ownership of one s body, we can learn to project ownership onto artificial bodies and simulated virtual ones; and even make two people have the experience of swapping bodies with one another. This could have important applications in the fields of virtual reality and neuro-prosthetics. Dr. Ehrsson is currently leading the Brain, Body and Self Laboratory at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. In 2010 he was promoted to associate professor at this institution, and to date he has authored 40 original articles and book chapters. His research findings have been highly cited by other academics (1800 citations) and also attracted widespread interest in the general press including reports by New York Times, Der Spiegel, The Economist, National Geographic, BBC, CNN and ABC News. Dr. Ehrsson received his postdoctoral training at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging (2002-2006), University College London, UK. His training to become a medical doctor took place at the Karolinska Institutet (1992-2002) and he obtained his Ph.D. in neuroscience from the same institution in 2001.

Mag. Dr. Monika RITSCH-MARTE

Professor and Head, Division of Biomedical Physics, Department of Physiology and Medical Physics, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck

Studium der Theoretischen Physik (Mag. rer. nat.), Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck Doktorat in Theoretischer Quantenoptik, University of Waikato, Neuseeland Charlotte-Bühler-Habilitations-Stipendium des FWF - Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung Habilitation, Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck APART-Stipendiatin der ÖAW - Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Universität Mailand
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1988
1993-1995
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Ph.D. Noam SOBEL

Principal Investigator, Olfaction Research Group, Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot

PhD Neuroscience, Stanford University Postdoctoral fellow, Caltech biology Assistant Professor, Neuroscience UC Berkeley Associate Professor, Neuroscience UC Berkeley Associate Professor, Neurobiology Weizmann Institute
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2001-2005
2005-2007
2007-2010

Dr. Ph.D. Helga NOWOTNY

Member, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development; Chair, ERA Council Forum Austria, Vienna

Doctorate in Jurisprudence, University of Vienna Ph.D. in Sociology, Columbia University, New York Professor of Philosophy and Science and Technology Studies, ETH Zurich Director, "Collegium Helveticum", ETH Zurich Chair, EURAB - European Research Advisory Board of the European Commission Director, Branco Weiss Fellowship Programme "Society in Science" Chair, Scientific Advisory Board of the University of Vienna Vice-President ERC - European Research Council
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1969
  Teaching and Research Positions at the Institute for Advanced Study, Vienna; King's College, Cambridge; University of Bielefeld; Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin; Ecole des Hautes Etudes et Sciences Sociales, Paris; Science Center for Social Sciences, Berlin; Collegium Budapest
1996-2002
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2001-2006
2002-2004
2005-2011
2007-2010
  Professor em., Science and Technology Studies, ETH Zurich

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25.08.2011

08:00 - 10:30 Technology Brunch Hosted by Tiroler Zukunftsstiftung Social
11:00 - 11:10 Welcome statement Plenary
11:10 - 11:30 Opening of the Alpbach Technology Forum 2011 Plenary
11:30 - 12:15 Opening Speeches Plenary
12:15 - 13:40 New Ways of Innovation Plenary
14:00 - 14:50 The Cancer Genome: Challenge and Promise Plenary
14:50 - 15:45 Cybercrime Plenary
18:00 - 19:30 The City of the Future – Demographics and Sustainability Plenary
19:30 - 21:30 Career Lounge – Evening Event with a Buffet Dinner for Students, Graduate Scientists and Young Professionals Hosted by the Organisers of the Alpbach Technology Forum Social
19:30 - 21:30 Evening Reception Hosted by Forschung Austria Social

26.08.2011

07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 12: Design Thinking and Open Innovation – The Customer is King Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 05: Urban Europe, Urban Technologies – The City in the 21st Century Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for Kids Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 11: The Digital City of Tomorrow Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 01: The Future of High-Tech Production in Europe Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 04: The Efficiency of RTI Investments Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 07: Research Promotion Followed by Financial Bottleneck? Breakout
07:00 - 16:00 Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young People Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 08: Research in the Classroom: New Ways of Learning in Natural Sciences Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 10: IT – Challenging the Present, Defining the Future! Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 09: Simple – Functional – Trendy? Technological Solutions for Old and Young Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 03: Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP): An Instrument for Creating Innovation Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 02: The Future of Urban Mobility Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 06: Food Security and Distributive Justice Breakout
07:45 - 13:00 Special Event: New Ways of Internationalisation? European Strategies for the Globalisation of Research and Innovation Breakout
14:00 - 15:45 Natural Science Education for Future Generations Plenary
16:15 - 17:30 Frontier Technologies – A Gateway to the Future in cooperation with the European Research Council Plenary

27.08.2011

07:30 - 09:00 International Year of Chemistry Plenary
09:20 - 10:10 The Future of the Internet Plenary
10:10 - 11:05 The Physics of Superheroes Plenary
11:05 - 11:15 Closing Statement Plenary
11:15 - 12:00 Snack Reception Social