“Making Sense of Science”, SAPEA event in Oslo

Program and venue to be announced soon.

On November 4th 2019 the Bergen Knowledge Hub and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters will host an event in Oslo to present the SAPEA report: “Making Sense of Science under Conditions of Complexity and Uncertainty”

Prof. Dr. Dr. Ortwin Renn, Chair of the 2018 established Working Group “Making Sense of Science” and Vice President of Academia Europaea and Academic Director of the Cardiff Knowledge Hub, Prof. Ole H. Petersen CBE FRS, will attend.

On their own initiative, the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors, adopted at their 11th meeting (31 January – 1 February 2018), a scoping paper (see below), confirming their intention to produce a Scientific Opinion on “Making sense of science under conditions of complexity and uncertainty”.

The opinion will be primarily addressed to policymakers making use of scientific advice across the European Commission, and will be of relevance to the governance of scientific advice in the Commission.

Experts from across Europe, including those nominated by Science Advice for Policy by European Academies (SAPEA) consortium, will contribute their expertise to the topic.

The GCSA scientific opinion will be launched at the R&I Days on 26 September (Ortwin Renn will be a member of the panel): https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/events/cf/european-research-and-innovation-days/item-display.cfm?id=23478

International Workshop on Collectivity

September 14-19. Kőszeg, Hungary.

The workshop is organized jointly by the Institute for Advanced Studies, Kőszeg (iASK) and the Energy and Sustainable Development Activity of the Academia Europaea Bergen Hub (AE-B), between Sept. 14-19, 2019, in Kőszeg. (Sept. 13 and 20 are the planned travel days.)

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Kőszeg (Video 1080 530MB) is a small medieval city, it is about 1 hour drive South of Vienna Airport (VIE, Schwechat), and about 3 hours by train or car from Budapest.

The topic of the workshop is wide, from fundamental research, through applied research and technology, and the effect of these on social sciences.
For example, relativistic heavy ion physics, or nano sciences, their applications for nuclear fusion or fission, and finally the impact of these advances on sustainable development and its connections to energy and natural sciences.

Conference registration and participation management is via the CERN indico website.