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Where Do We Come From?

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Astronomer Royal; Fellow, Trinity College, and Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics, University of Cambridge
Chefredakteur, Wiener Zeitung, Wien Chair

Ph.D. Martin REES

Astronomer Royal; Fellow, Trinity College, and Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics, University of Cambridge

 studied Mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge
1968 Research Fellow, Caltech
1967-1969 Fellow, Jesus College, Cambridge
1967-1972 Staff member, Institute of Theoretical Astronomy, Cambridge
1969-1992 Senior Research Fellow, King's College, Cambridge
1969-1970 Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey
1971 Visiting Associate Professor, Caltech
1972, 1988-89 Visiting Professor, Harvard University
1972-1973 Professor, Sussex University
1976-1977 Gresham Professor of Astronomy
1982, 1996-1997 Visiting Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
1984 Joint Coordinator of programme on galaxy formation, etc. at Institute of Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara
1984-1988 Regents Visiting Fellow of Smithsonian Institution
1973-1991 Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy, Cambridge University
1977-1982, 1987-91 Director, Institute of Astronomy
1973-1991 Professorial Fellow, King's College, Cambridge
1992-2003 Royal Society Professor at Cambridge University
1992-2003 Official Fellow King's College, Cambridge
1995 JSPS visitor, Kyoto University
2002-2009 Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics, Cambridge
2004-2012 Master of Trinity College, Cambridge
since 1995 Astronomer Royal
since 2001 Honorary Professor, Imperial College, London and Leicester University
since 2012 Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge


Chefredakteur, Wiener Zeitung, Wien

1968-1973 Studium der Rechtswissenschaft und Volkswirtschaft an der Universität Wien, Dr.iur.
1972-1973 IHS, Politikwissenschaft
seit 1973 Redaktionsmitglied "Die Presse", 5 Jahre "Chef vom Dienst"
1984-1995 Ressortleiter Außenpolitik und Leitender Redakteur
seit 1989 Lehrbeauftragter an der Universität Wien, Bereich Politikwissenschaft, Außenpolitik
1995-2004 Chefredakteur "Die Presse"
 Schwerpunkt der journalistischen und wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten: Österreichische Außen- und Neutralitätspolitik, Europäische Integration, Westliche Sicherheitspolitik, Minderheiten- und Selbstbestimmungsfragen, Ost-Westbeziehungen, österreichische Zeitgeschichte
seit 2005 Chefredakteur "Wiener Zeitung"

Technology Symposium

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10:00 - 11:30Technology brunch sponsored by Tiroler ZukunftsstiftungSocial
13:00 - 14:00Welcome receptionPlenary
14:00 - 15:30Where Do We Come From?Plenary
16:00 - 18:30TomorrowPlenary
20:00 - 20:30ResponsibilityPlenary
20:30 - 21:30First-world know-how, third-world solutions: a comparison of outcomePlenary
21:30 - 23:30Evening reception, sponsored by Alcatel AustriaSocial


09:00 - 15:30Special Event 1: Cooperation in South East Europe - Programs, Projects, InitiativesBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Special Event 2: The Politics of Technology: A Primer on Innovative Developments that Governments Should Embrace to Kick-Start GNPBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Special Event 3: Medical Schools in the International Context - Challenges and OpportunitiesBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 01: Technological Potentials for Achieving Climate Protection Goals with or without Kyoto-Protocol RatificationBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 02: Low-Carbon Energy SupplyBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 03: New Forms of Organization: Best Practice-Methods of Change Management - the Art of Managing ChangeBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 04: Crossing Borders: Overcoming Barriers - Bridging Disciplines - Rethinking CulturesBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 05: Space Policy: A New Strategic Challenge for EuropeBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 06: From Vienna to Lisbon? - Challenges for Innovation Policy on EU and National Levels in the Light of the New EU Action Plan for Innovation and the Austrian Efforts for an Innovation StrategyBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 07: Man and Machine - Interactions in the Ambient Intelligent SocietyBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 08: Security and IdentificationBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 09: Lost in Technology? - Women Careers in Research and TechnologyBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 10: Challenges of Regenerative MedicineBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 11: Telematics in Transport - Opportunities for a Mobile SocietyBreakout
09:00 - 15:30Working Group 12: MyLifeBits - Digital Immortality and its LimitsBreakout
16:00 - 17:00Science Policy: the major players in science and research - competition and cooperation, conditions for success "Precompetitive Research"Plenary
17:00 - 18:00Science Policy: the major players in science and research - competition and cooperation, conditions for success "Competitive Research"Plenary
20:00 - 22:00Information transfer and processingPlenary


09:00 - 09:45The Ig Nobel PrizesPlenary
09:45 - 10:00Alpbach 2004 - My personal resuméePlenary
10:00 - 10:30Alpbach 2004 - resumée Junior AlpbachPlenary
11:00 - 12:30Seeing Beyond the Light: Technology and Patient s Benefit on the Example of Molecular ImagingPlenary
12:30 - 13:15Closing statementPlenary
13:30 - 14:00Farewell reception sponsored by Microsoft AustriaSocial