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Herrenhausen Conference "Downscaling Science"

Posted on Dec 6, 2012 6:52:00 AM

Herrenhausen Conference "Downscaling Science"

Conference - Hannover, Germany

At our first Herrenhausen Conference "Downscaling Science" we want to address the following questions: Which opportunities does nanoscience provide for tackling global challenges? Which are the limits and limitations of this rather new field of research? And which barriers need to be overcome in order to further develop nanoscience?

But as suggested by the title "Downscaling Science", the conference also wants to consider new approaches to science and science policy. With keynote speeches by George M. Whitesides and Nobel Laureate Harald Kroto we want to address the current trend toward increasingly expensive research in times of alarmingly dwindling resources and discuss consequences. Do we need to downscale science? How can science – in times of ever-increasing specialisation and differentiation of research fields – become even more relevant to solving problems to be confronted in industrial as well as in transition and developing countries? We would be delighted, if you joined us in this endeavor!

Junior scientists are welcome to apply for travel grants which also cover the conference fee.


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Wed, Dec 12, 2012 - Fri, Dec 14

Herrenhausen Palace

Herrenhauser Strasse 5, Hannover, Germany

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