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Complexity and the New Enlightenment

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Panel
in englischer Sprache

Humanity is increasingly interconnected and the planet is becoming ever harder to maintain as a stable place for our species. Increased complexity offers both tremendous potential and threat to our survival. Does this mean that we are heading for a new era of self-inflicted immaturity? In this panel we want to discuss if science can offer strategies to avoid new dangers and what science can contribute to the “New Enlightenment”.

Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science; Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Complex Network Research, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Professor of Computational Social Science, Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences, ETH - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
Assistant Professor, Center for Network Science, Central European University, Budapest
Professor and Head, Section for Science of Complex Systems, Medical University of Vienna; President, Complexity Science Hub Vienna Chair

Ph.D. Albert-László BARABASI

Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science; Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Complex Network Research, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Dr. Dr. h.c. Dirk HELBING

Professor of Computational Social Science, Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences, ETH - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich

1986 B.Sc. First diploma, Physics, Georg-August University Göttingen
1990 M.Sc Diploma, Physics, Georg-August University Göttingen
1992 Ph.D. Physics, Collective University of Stuttgart, Germany
1996 Habilitation, Theoretical Physics, University of Stuttgart, Germany
1997 Assistant Professor, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Visiting Scientist Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
1998 Consultant, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center
Visiting Scientist Eötvös University, Hungary
1999 Visiting Scientist Tel Aviv University, Israel
2000 Senior Fellow, Collegium Budapest, Hungary
Full Professor, Dresden University of Technology
2004 Visiting Scientist, INRETS, Paris
since 2007 Full (Ordinary) Professor, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2010 Visiting Scientist Harvard University
Visiting Scientist University of Oxford
2015 Affiliate Professor, TU Delft

Ph.D. Roberta SINATRA

Assistant Professor, Center for Network Science, Central European University, Budapest

2002-2005 Laurea Triennale (Bachelor equivalent) in Physics and Mathematics (summa cum laude), University of Catania
Diploma di Licenza Triennale per l Eccellenza in Physics (summa cum laude), Scuola Superiore di Catania
2005-2007 Laurea Specialistica (Master equivalent) in Theoretical Physics (summa cum laude), University of Catania
2005-2008 Diploma di Licenza Specialistica per l Eccellenza in Physics (summa cum laude), Scuola Superiore di Catania
2008-2012 Ph.D. in Physics (summa cum laude), University of Catania
PhD Student with fellowship (dottorato di ricerca con borsa), Physics Department, University of Catania
2012-2014 JSMF Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Complex Network Research and Physics Department, Northeastern University
2015-2016 Research Assistant Professor at the Center for Complex Network Research and Physics Department, Northeastern University
2014-2015 Visiting Research Scholar, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School
since 2016 Assistant Professor at the Center for Network Science and Mathematics Department, Central European University, Hungary
Visiting Research Assistant Professor at the Center for Complex Network Research, Northeastern University

Mag. DDr. Stefan THURNER

Professor and Head, Section for Science of Complex Systems, Medical University of Vienna; President, Complexity Science Hub Vienna

1993 Magister rer.nat. (MS in Theoretical Physics), University of Vienna (honors)
1995 Dr.techn. (PhD in Theoretical Physics), Vienna University of Technology (honors)
, 1996 Guest Researcher, Columbia University, New York
1996 Postdoctoral Position, Humboldt University, Berlin
1996-1997 Research Associate, Boston University, Boston
1998-1999 Postdoctoral Position, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
1999-2001 Tenure track position (Universitätsassistent), University of Vienna
2001 Dr.rer.soc.oec. (PhD in Financial Economics), University of Vienna (honors)
Habilitation (Theoretical Physics), Vienna University of Technology
2001-2004 Associate Professor (a.o. Universitätsprofessor, tenure), University of Vienna
2004-2009 Associate Professor, Medical University Vienna
2007 Fellow, Collegium Budapest
since 2007 External Professor, Santa Fe Institute
since 2009 Full Professor for Science of Complex Systems, Medical University Vienna
since 2010 Senior Researcher, IIASA, Laxenburg
since 2015 Visiting Professor Nanyang Technologica University, Singapur
President of the Complexity Science Hub Vienna
2017 Visiting Fellow, Magdalen College, Oxford

Technology Symposium

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25.08.2016

11:00 - 11:10OpeningPlenary
11:10 - 12:15RTI TalkPlenary
12:30 - 12:50From Austria to Silicon Valley – Cyber Security as a Global FactorPlenary
12:50 - 14:10Cybernetics in Advanced Energy and Production SystemsPlenary
14:30 - 15:45Complexity and the New EnlightenmentPlenary
18:00 - 18:15Best of Art and ScienceCulture
18:15 - 19:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria and Alpbach Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
19:30 - 21:30Evening ReceptionSocial
19:30 - 21:00Career LoungeSocial

26.08.2016

07:00 - 08:30Digital MedicinePlenary
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
08:30 - 10:30Cross-sektorale Kooperationen von ClusternPartner
09:00 - 10:30Personalized Cancer MedicinePlenary
10:30 - 11:00Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionsSocial
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 01: Innovation by Making: Paradigm Shifts and New Innovation CulturesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 02: Silicon Austria: A Game Changer for Austria as a High-Tech Location?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 03: Creating the Future: How to Reinvent Innovation ProcessesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 04: The Cycle of Innovation and its EcologyBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 05: Heavy Impact of Lightweight DesignBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 06: Looking Into the Unknown and Shifting HorizonsBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 07: Radical Innovations: More Courage to Take RisksBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 08: The Acceptance of Technologies by Pupils with Migration History – a Plea for Transcultural Competence as new EnlightenmentBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 09: Cyber Security: A Fundamental RightBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: Open Access & Open Innovation – Tools for a New Enlightenment?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: Realities and Futures of RoboticsBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: Energiewende – Empowering ConsumersBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: Security of Supply as a Locational FactorBreakout
17:00 - 18:30Innovation Marathon: Ideas Made to Order – 24 Hours NonstopPlenary

27.08.2016

07:00 - 08:30Art Meets Science and Technology – Towards a New EnlightenmentPlenary
08:45 - 09:45Open Innovation: New Enlightenment? Participation – Democratisation – New SolutionsPlenary
10:15 - 11:30ETH Zurich, this Year’s Special Guest at the Technology SymposiumPlenary
11:30 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial