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04: Physics meets economics – climate science and policy

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From ‘known knowns’ to ‘known unknowns’ and ‘unknown unknowns’: We will start the seminar with what is known about climate change but quickly move well beyond toward what we know we don’t know, and to some of the more vexing questions. That is also where policy – and politics – enters. Much like the basic science, the fundamental “solution” has been known for over a century. That doesn’t mean it’s easy to tackle. In fact, climate change may well be the “perfect” public policy problem. In our quest to find some answers, we will venture well beyond classroom discussions to measure aerosols on the Wiedersbergerhorn and stage a debate about the science and some of the solutions.

Speakers

Research Associate, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Executive Director, Harvard's Solar Geoengineering Program, Cambridge Chair
Professor, Aerosol and Cluster Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna Chair

Dr. Gernot WAGNER

Research Associate, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Executive Director, Harvard's Solar Geoengineering Program, Cambridge

2002 Joint BA in Environmental Science and Public Policy, and Economics Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2003 MA in Economics, Stanford University, CA
2006 MA in Economy and Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2007 PhD in Political Economy and Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2007 Leader Writer Team, Peter Martin Fellow, Financial Times, London
2007-2008 Consultant, The Boston Consulting Group, New York
2011-2012 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University, New York
2012-2016 Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University, New York
2016 Adjunct Associate Professor, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University
2008-2013 Economist, Environmental Defense Fund New York, New York and Boston, MA
2013-2014 Senior Economist, Environmental Defense Fund New York, New York and Boston, MA
2014-2016 Lead Senior Economist, Environmental Defense Fund New York, New York and Boston, MA
since 2016 Research Associate and Lecturer, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Dr. Bernadett WEINZIERL

Professor, Aerosol and Cluster Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna

2002 Church musician, Amt für Kirchenmusik, Munich
2004 University Diploma degree, Meteorology, Faculty of Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität (LMU), Munich
2004-2007 Ph.D. Student, Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IPA), German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen
2006 German and U.S. Private Pilot License (JAR-FCL PPL-A), DLR Flight Club, Oberpfaffenhofen, and Longmont Flight School, Colorado
2008
2007-2010 Aerosol scientist, DLR-IPA, Oberpfaffenhofen
2008 Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.), Faculty of Physics, LMU, Munich
2008-2009 Visiting scientist, Droplet Measurement Technologies and CIRES/NOAA, Boulder, Colorado
2010-2016 Group leader, Helmholtz-University Young Investigators Group AerCARE, DLR-IPA, Oberpfaffenhofen, and LMU, Munich
2011-2016 Junior Professor for Experimental Aerosol Physics, Faculty of Physics, LMU, Munich
2015-2016 Head, Aerosol Group, DLR-IPA, Oberpfaffenhofen
since 2016 Professor for Aerosol- and Cluster Physics and Head of the Aerosol Physics and Environmental Physics Group, Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna

Seminar Week

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15.08.2018

17:00 - 18:15Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2018Plenary
18:15 - 18:30The Last Days of Mankind - OpeningPlenary
19:00 - 21:00Presentation of the seminarsPlenary
21:00 - 22:30Bread and WineSocial

16.08.-21.08.2018

Seminar 01: The EU and its eastern and southern neighbours: resilience as a strategic prioritySeminar
Seminar 02: Digital transformation: Opportunities, risks, sustainability and resilienceSeminar
Seminar 03: Gender dynamics in changing societiesSeminar
Seminar 04: Physics meets economics - climate science and policySeminar
Seminar 05: Resilience and development policySeminar
Seminar 06: Precision medicine and its impact on societySeminar
Seminar 07: Minority politics in a comparative perspectiveSeminar
Seminar 08: Artificial intelligence and EthicsSeminar
Seminar 09: Economic shocksSeminar
Seminar 10: The unknown world of microbiomes: from the environment to humansSeminar
Seminar 11: European Security - Moving towards resilience?Seminar
Seminar 12: Urban resilience to environmental challengesSeminar
Seminar 13: Mission to Mars - Education for changeSeminar
Seminar 14: Linguistic diversity: A resource for individual and communal resilienceSeminar
Seminar 15: Ethics in Action: Economics and Sustainable DevelopmentSeminar
Seminar 16: Microbiome diversity vs. microbiological controlSeminar
Seminar 17: Our work in our futureSeminar
Seminar 18: Reproductive RightsSeminar
Seminar 19: Warrior of the Heart - DojoSeminar
Seminar 20: Spoken word poetry: The power of languageSeminar
Seminar 21: Why is it called a play?Seminar
Seminar 22: European Citizenship - Attitudes and Skills for a Democratic Youth CultureSeminar

16.08.2018

19:00 - 20:00Online Disinformation: A guest lecture on journalismPlenary

21.08.2018

18:00 - 21:00FAN ReceptionSocial
19:00 - 21:00ReceptionSocial