Science Talk "Science & Society: What are our future challenges?"

13 11/2014

Thursday, 13 Nov. 2014, 19:00 - 21:00

Presenter: Steven Chu and Helga Nowotny
Host: Markus Aspelmeyer, Thorsten Schumm
Where: Theatersaal Austrian Academy of Sciences Sonnenfelsgasse 19, 1010 Wien


Steven Chu

(Professor at Stanford University, former United States Secretary of Energy and

recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics 1997)



Helga Nowotny

(former ERC President, Professor emerita of Social Studies of Science,

ETH Zurich, currently chair of the ERA Council Forum Austria)


will be talking about the interconnections between science and society and about the challenges we will be facing. Both discussion partners will tell us about their rich experience in their respective research areas as well as in (science)policy. A focus will be to draw implications for the Austrian research landscape and its future developments.


The talk will be in English.