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Monday, October 09, 2017

Artificial hearts, artificial intelligence top agenda @Berlin Science Week’17

The 2017 Berlin Science Week has top on its forthcoming agenda artificial hearts and artificial intelligence alongside noble prizes, reports ITRealms.

Berlin Science Week, ITRealms gathered, brings outstanding scientists and institutions from all over the world to Berlin from 1 to 10 November, with international and national science and research institutions, foundations and other stakeholders to stage over 50 sideevents.

ITRealms reports that following its launch last year, the Berlin Science Week has now almost doubled in size, with many more participating partners including institutions in Berlin and Brandenburg such as Humboldt-Universität, Freie Universität, Einstein Center Digital Future and IASS Potsdam but also international partners like ETH Zurich and the Austrian Institute of Technology.

The Mayor of Berlin Michael Müller was quoted as affirming that "Science and innovation are our city's most important resources for the future, and we are justifiably proud of the unique diversity of our institutions, their enormous capability to innovate and their international character.

“Science Week gives visibility to the extraordinary potential and dynamic of our "Brain City" Berlin and it establishes a dialogue with partners and visitors from all over Germany and the world. It's a type of Berlinale for the science community and I very much look forward to it once again this year,“ he said.

The Berlin Science Week also invites the interested public to join the dialogue: numerous exhibitions, talks and symposia will highlight the ways in which science and research intersect with society. “This bundling of events is intended to create synergies between the participating institutions and also to promote an exchange of ideas with a broader audience. We invite everyone who is passionate about science, research and innovation to take part,” says Professor Jürgen Mlynek, Coordinator of the Berlin Science Week, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Falling Walls Foundation and former President of the Helmholtz Association and of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

To kick off this year’s Berlin Science Week, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin will host the first of two publicNext Frontier Debates. On 1 November, international scientists and audience members will discuss the integration of refugees. On 9 November the discussion will focus on the Paris Agreement’s climate goal of keeping global average temperatures from increasing more than 2°C.

Throughout the Berlin Science Week a special show will be open at the Boulevard Berlin shopping centre. “Ibn Al-Haytham: The Man Who Discovered How We See” presents the work of this 11th-century Arab researcher, whose contributions radically changed our understanding of light, optics and vision. The show, which is aimed primarily at families and school groups, is an initiative of the London-based NGO 1001 Inventions and will appear in Germany for the first time. It is free of charge.

On 7 November, the Mayor of Berlin will present the Berlin Science Award, as well as an additional prize for best junior scientist, at the Rotes Rathaus, Berlin’s City Hall.

On 10 November, to close the Berlin Science Week, a symposium in honour of the physicist Alain Aspect will bring together international experts – including three Nobel Laureates – and junior scientists and researchers at the French Embassy to jointly explore the findings and impact of the “second quantum revolution”.

Dr Stefan Franzke, Managing Director of Berlin Partner, says: “Berlin is diversity. That applies in particular to the city’s science landscape. More than 200,000 people from across Germany, Europe and the entire world research, teach and study at some 50 public and private universities. Their ideas will shape the world of tomorrow, and already today they are helping to make collaboration between science and industry so successful.”

Remmy Nweke/ED, Ops
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