Join us this October 25-27 for the “Science in the Social Arena: How to Secure Public Credibility?” conference at ZiF, organized by Prof. Martin Carrier, Head of Social Sciences and Humanities EurASc Division.
The conference aims to address the relationship between science and society, specifically the lack of credibility of science in parts of the public. We’re bringing together professionals and working scientists to reflect on the issue and debate possible reasons for the declining reputation of more practice-driven branches of science.
Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the conversation and help bridge the gap between science and society.
Public Credibility of Science
The conference is supposed to address the relationship between science and society. The intention is to bring together professional reflection on science and the expertise of working scientists. The more specific issue is the lack of credibility of science in parts of the public. We intend to debate possible reasons or causes of the declining reputation of more practice-driven branches of science. One of the traditional suspects is the commercialization and politicization of science: society shapes science such that its original culture of research is compromised. An opposite argument focuses on the growing interference of science in social matters. A contentious field is scientific policy advice, where critics claim that scientists have taken the lead and pushed elected representatives of the people to the margins. Third, trustworthiness needs to be earned by sound justification procedures. We seek to discuss conditions of justification as they arise in practice-driven fields. Methodological and institutional questions are supposed to take center stage. The fourth topical block is science communication. We want to focus on methodological virtues of science and explore ways to convey the spirit of scientific methods to critics.
Frontiers in Agronomy, in collaboration with the Chief Editors Prof. John R Porter and Prof Monica Höfte, is organizing a webinar for International Women’s Day to reflect on challenges and opportunities for women in the field.
The webinar is taking place on March 8th at 10 am CET.
On Nov.27 – Dec.1, 2022 the “Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit” will take place at Hilton Phuket Arcadia, Thailand (https://www.flogen.org/sips2022/) . This multidisciplinary summit is organized by the not-for-profit corporation FLOGEN Stars Outreach, which is dedicated to achieving sustainability through science and technology applied in various fields. Until now the participation of
9 Nobel Laureates has been confirmed and 500 confirmations and proposals have been already received.
Among several symposia that will take place during this Summit , the “2 nd International Symposium on Solid-State Chemistry for Applications & Sustainable Development” will honor Prof. Miguel Alario y Franco, Emeritus Professor at Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain, former President of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Spain and EurASc Fellow.
This major symposium focuses on solid-state chemistry and illustrates the relationships occurring between the synthesis, structure, and physical-chemical properties of solid inorganic compounds, leading to a final material with optimized properties such as advances in the synthesis routes, design of materials for sustainable energy production, advanced characterization techniques and applications, etc.
Further practical information on the “Alario-Franco 2 nd International Symposium on Solid-State Chemistry for Applications & Sustainable Development” can be found with the link:
The two academies report that, as a consequence of anthropogenic perturbations, the global ocean is warming, acidifying, losing oxygen and sea ice, and sea level is rising. While drastic reduction of the emission of greenhouse gases is urgently needed, which includes ocean energy substitution for fossil energy, we show that the ocean offers numerous opportunities to reduce the causes and consequences of climate change, globally and locally. A wide range of ocean-based measures to enhance societal climate adaptation are currently implemented worldwide to deal either with coastal risks or changes in ocean resources. Ocean-related measures should not be considered as a substitute for climate mitigation on land or non ocean-based adaptation measures, which must be strongly pursued for the benefit of the atmosphere, the ocean, and socio-ecological systems worldwide.”
Please see HERE full Report &more: DOI (https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6410659)
Please find below an email from Prof. Tommaso Calarco, Officer of the Scientific Committee of the Physics Division :
“Dear colleagues and friends,
Ttwo weeks ago many of you received the message below about the Quantum Manifesto.
Up to now, 900 people endorsed it, but we would like to reach a few thousands endorsements. I understand that not everybody is aware that endorsements are open to everyone who is working in our field in Europe, including each student of each group.
This is extremely important to show to European decision makers how strong the support from the scientific community is.
So if you agree with the Manifesto, please go to http://qurope.eu/manifesto (where you can also download it), state your name, affiliation and organization type, and click “Submit”.
If you are signing as a representative of a whole institution or group of people, please indicate that in the Comments field.
Thanks a lot for your support!
PS: please distribute as widely as possible, to get as many endorsement as we can.”
The Netherlands is holding this conference in the context of the Presidency of The European Union, in cooperation with the European Commission and the QuTech centre for quantum technology. The conference will take place on 17-18 May 2016 in Europe Building (Amsterdam) and will gather high level representatives from industry, academia and policy communities. During the event a Quantum Manifesto will be presented containing a comprehensive strategy to ensure Europe remains at the forefront of this emerging technology.
Prof. Hélène de Rode, Perpetual Secretary of the European Academy of Sciences attended the Seminar-Concert (Queen Christina of Sweden, the European) organized byProf. Claude Imbert, member of the Social Sciences and Humanities Division of EURASC, on April 21st, 2015, at the Palais des Académies in Brussels (Belgium)
Prof. Edgardo Carosella, Head of the Medicine and Life Sciences Division, invites our members to the 7th International Conference on HLA-G he organizes in Paris, on July 6th to 8th, 2015.Click here for the call for abstracts.
Prof. Joachain, Head of the Physics Division, President of the Royal Academy of Belgium, invites our members to a symposium on “Février 1945, la conférence de Yalta. Géopolitique d′un désastre pour la Pologne et pour l′Europe », at Brussels, 20 and 21 February 2015:
The European Academy of Sciences has been invited by the UNESCO to participate to its roundtable: “Galvanizing Science Education and Research for Fostering an Innovation Culture in the Arab Region”, during the “World Science Forum”. This event will take place in Budapest (Hungary) from November 4th to November 7th, 2015. Prof. Hélène de Rode, Perpetual Secretary of EURASC, will represent our Academy during this event.
You will find the comments of our experts team here and the summary, written by Prof. Federico Rosei, here.
For more information about this event, please follow this link