Creativity and imagination play a vital role in the development of science, insofar as one of the main objectives of science is to shape (imagine) the future. Scientific knowledge and understanding springs from such creative, curiosity-driven research where often serendipity provides the final push, which has proven itself to be the only road to new paradigms and true innovation. Moreover, one should not overlook the cultural impact of scientific research, training through research and science-based education. It is the principal method by which members of society mature to critical, rational, and independently thinking citizens. A modern developed scientific society must, therefore, nurture a strong scientific sector, both in education and research, in order to address its technological and societal challenges.
Although important progress has been made and is expected in specific areas of knowledge, the interlinking of different developments in separate areas of science is crucial to address some of the grand scientific and social challenges that lay ahead us, such as the climate change or understanding life. Interdisciplinary allows interconnections to be made between many areas of knowledge (involving physics, mathematics, biology, chemistry) in such a way that the whole body of connected ideas might suddenly expand due to small advances within the islands of specialized knowledge.
In this meeting, we will look at all these aspects to explore what makes us, human beings, really unique in nature: our ability to imagine and shape the future by making use of the scientific method.
- Barthelemy Marc, IPHT, Saclay, France
“Challenges for a science of cities”
- Blekman Freya, Free University Brussels, Belgium
- Chapman Henry, DESY, Germany
- Darbellay Frédéric, Geneva University, Geneva, Switzeraland
-Dawid Richard, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
- Draxl Claudia, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany
From FAIR Data to Knowledge and Novel Materials
- de Rujula Alvaro, CERN, Geneva, Switzeraland
The Higgs boson and the Coronavirus
- Faus-Golfe Angeles, Université Paris-Saclay, France
- Goldstein Raymond E., University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
- Günter Sibylle, Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Germany
- Hidalgo Carlos, EPS Chair Forum Physics and Society, Spain
Physics for Society: Grand Challenges in the Horizon 2050
- Jürgen Kurths, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany
- Macnaghten Philip, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands
Education and research in an interdisciplinary environment – Open communication and responsible citizens – Science and ethics
- Oriti Daniele, LMU, Munich, Germany
- Reining Lucia, CNRS, France
- Schalamon Florina, Johannes Gutenberg University , Mainz, Germany
- Seager Sara, MIT, USA
- Simmel Friedrich, Technische Universität , Munich, Germany
- Wagner Fritz, IPP, Germany
- Zalewska Agnieszka, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
- Böttcher Andreas, DPG
- Fantz Ursel DPG and EPS Executive Committee
- Hidalgo Carlos, chair EPS Forum Physics and Society
- Lee David, EPS Secretary General
- Assmann Ralph, CERN, Switzerland
- Beck Christian, Queen Mary – University of London, UK
- Cerullo Giulio, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- Cifarelli Luisa, DIFA, Università di Bologna, Italy
- Ritort Felix, Barcelona University, Spain
- Rossel Christophe, IBM Research Zürich, Switzerland
- Sakellariadou Mairi, King’s College London, UK
- Van der Beek Kees, CNRS Paris-Saclay, France
- Van Tiggelen Bart, CNRS Paris, France
- Voss Rüdiger, CERN, Switzerland
- Wulz Claudia-Elisabeth, HEPHY, Germany
The German Physical Society (DPG)
[on the occasion of the DPG 175 years Anniversary]
and the European Physical Society (EPS)
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Please note that in person participation is by invitation only. Online participation is open to all. To participate in the meeting online, please register here: https://www.forumphysicsandsociety.org/registration/
10/28/2021 09:00 - 10/29/2021 17:00
via video conference or
Am Kupfergraben 7
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