A complete record of all the lectures - FALLING WALLS / DOCUMENTATION

A complete record of all the lectures FALLING WALLS / DOCUMENTATION

A complete record of all the lectures

The International Conference on Future Breakthroughs in Science and Society.

"Which walls will be the next to fall - and how will they alter our lives?"
Leading academics from all over the world answer these questions at the
Falling Walls Conference that is held in Berlin on November 9 every year,
the anniversary of the fall of the Wall.

For the first time, this volume in English brings together the manuscripts of the
15-minute mini lectures and thus provides a concise snapshot of the status of
leading research throughout the world.

More than 40 experts from science and the arts, life sciences, economics and
technology report on the breakthroughs on which they are currently working and
reveal ways of solving the urgent questions of the present:
How can Aids be defeated?
How can the West learn from China's culture of innovation? How is it possible to
organize production and logistics in a more timely and environmentally friendly way?
How can poverty be fought? What alternatives are available to counterbalance the
exhaustion of fossil fuel resources? How can we create understanding between
world religions? How can the radiation from radioactive waste be kept to a minimum?

The volume can be read in two different ways:
from front to back, as a thought-provoking collection of essays, or as a fascinating
illustrated book to dip into that includes opinions from the press and participants.


Alain Aspect, Institut d´Optique, Palaiseau
Jean-Michel Borys, Epode
Michel Brunet, Collège de France
Dipesh Chakrabarty, University of Chicago
Dalton Conley, New York University
Frederick Cooper, New York University
Helmut Dosch, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron Desy
Matthias Driess, Technische Universität Berlin
Olafur Eliasson, Universität der Künste, Berlin
Doug Guthrie, The George Washington University, DC
Detlef Günther, ETH Zürich
John-Dylan Haynes, Charité Berlin
Yael Hanein, Tel Aviv University
Rolf-Dieter Heuer, Cern
Norbert Holtkamp, Iter / Stanford University
Olga Holtz, Berkeley / Technische Universität Berlin
Wolfgang Holzgreve, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin
Ichiro Inasaki, Keio University / Chubu University Japan
Harold James, Princeton University
Joachim Knebel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT
Glenn Warren Most, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa / University of Chicago
Stefan Kaufmann, Max Planck Institute Berlin
Gerhard Knies, Desertec
Thomas Lengauer, Max Planck Institute Saarbrücken
Yves Leterme, European Presidency / Prime Minister of Belgium
Julie Livingston, Rutgers University
Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany
Christoph Möllers, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Richard Morris, The Wellcome Trust / University of Edinburgh
Klaus-Robert Müller, Technische Universität Berlin
Miguel Nicolelis, Duke University
Manfred Prenzel, Technische Universität München
Shalini Randeria, Universität Zürich
Stephanie Reich, Freie Universität Berlin
Annette Schavan, Federal Minister of Education and Research
Sabine Schmidtke, Freie Universität Berlin
Martin Schwab, Universität Zürich / ETH Zürich
Peter Seeberger, Freie Universität Berlin / Max Planck
Tania Singer, Max Planck Institute Leipzig
Tricia Striano, City University of New York
Eckhard Thiel, Charité Berlin
Franz-Josef Ulm, MIT
Daniël Vanmaekelbergh, Universiteit Utrecht
Wendelin Werner, Université Paris-Sud
Katja Windt, Jacobs University Bremen
Thomas Wiegand, Fraunhofer / Technische Universität Berlin
Christian Wulff, President of the Federal Republic of Germany
Muhammad Yunus, Yunus Centre / Grameen Bank

You can find more information about this year's conference at

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AuthorA complete record of all the lectures
EditorNathalie Martin-Hübner, Sebastian Turner
Edition1st edition
Format100 x 234 mm
Size316 pages, hardcover, spiralbinding, offsetprinting, english lyrics throughout, color illustrations, readable from 2 sides