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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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2007-2010
  Professor em., Science and Technology Studies, ETH Zurich

Technology Forum

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25.08.2011

08:00 - 10:30Technology Brunch Hosted by Tiroler ZukunftsstiftungSocial
11:00 - 11:10Welcome statementPlenary
11:10 - 11:30Opening of the Alpbach Technology Forum 2011Plenary
11:30 - 12:15Opening SpeechesPlenary
12:15 - 13:40New Ways of InnovationPlenary
14:00 - 14:50The Cancer Genome: Challenge and PromisePlenary
14:50 - 15:45CybercrimePlenary
18:00 - 19:30The City of the Future – Demographics and SustainabilityPlenary
19:30 - 21:30Evening Reception Hosted by Forschung AustriaSocial
19:30 - 21:30Career Lounge – Evening Event with a Buffet Dinner for Students, Graduate Scientists and Young Professionals Hosted by the Organisers of the Alpbach Technology ForumSocial

26.08.2011

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

27.08.2011

07:30 - 09:00International Year of ChemistryPlenary
09:20 - 10:10The Future of the InternetPlenary
10:10 - 11:05The Physics of SuperheroesPlenary
11:05 - 11:15Closing StatementPlenary
11:15 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial