This is part of the international conference An Open World: Science, Technology and Society in the Light of Niels Bohrs Thoughts (2013). You can access all the talks at this link:
This specific session summarizes key findings and presents important questions for the future.
Mr. Aftab is founder and president of Asia's first National Young Academy entitled National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS), Pakistan. NAYS has played an important role for the promotion of education, science and technology in Pakistan since its inception in 2009. Aftab Ahmad has also served as President of Sciforum Pakistan (Pakistan first discussion forum on life sciences).
In addition, Aftab Ahmad was selected as Member of Global Young Academy in 2001 and currently serving as Member and Group Leader of Science for Youth Project of GYA. He was selected as Young Scientist Member of Interacademy Panel (IAP) and World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2012 and is also serving as Chairman of Islamic World Young Scientists Academy (IYSA).
Mr. Aftab has represented Pakistan in more than 10 countries on different forums. He has also written four books in Local language for public awareness about Hepatitis B and C and recently on Gene Therapy.
Fernando de S. Barros
Professor de Sousa Barros is currently authoring a book on the history of physics instruments in the development of physics concepts.
From 1962-1972 he was a research physicist at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, and from 1973-1995 he held the coordinating position of the graduate programme at the Physics Institute of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
From 1983-1992, he has participated in the Pugwash program for the peaceful application of nuclear energy, and the elimination of nuclear weapons. He was also appointed President of the Brazilian Society of Physics 1985-1987.
The focus of his research includes experimental studies of stripping reactions with light nuclei, Mössbauer effect studies on electron-nucleus interactions, research into the condensed matter physics using spectroscopic techniques, and the study of mineral fertilizer aggregates.
Dr. Husfeldt is professor of Computer Science at Lund University, Sweden and associate professor at the IT University in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Dr. Husfeldt holds a ph.d degree in Computer Science from Aarhus University, Denmark. He does research in theoretical computer science, focusing on algorithms. Furthermore he has done research in data structures.
Husfeldt is an avid commentator in matters relating to the challenges and possibilities in information technology for society and science in both Denmark and Sweden. Several honors have been awarded to Dr. Husfeldt for his teaching in computer science throughout his career.
Senior Researcher at the Department of Economic information technologies, Institute of Economics and Industrial Engineering of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. She holds a PhD in Economics from Novosibirsk University, Russia.
Dr Serdyukova holds positions as the member of Coordinating council in science and education under the Russian President's Council of science and education and also the Vice-President of the Council of Young Scientists of the Siberian Branch of the RAS.
Her research revolves around the interaction between economics, computer science and food science. She is particularly interested in determination priorities and threats in the development of advanced technologies and new products in food market, and she conducts researches to identify new approaches to the analysis of the agricultural and food market and set targets to build up expert agent modeling and geoinformation systems for macroeconomic decision-making.
Dr. Warinthorn Songkasiri is a senior researcher at the Excellence Centre of Waste Utilization and Management (ECoWaste) at the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in Thailand.
She holds a bachelor's degree in Chemical and Environmental Engineering from Carneige Mellon University, USA, a master's degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University, USA, and a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Northwestern Universitty, USA.
Dr. Warrinthorn has been working in the environmental and renewable energy areas, with a particular focus on wastewater treatment schemes and starch technology. She has taken a leading role in several EU-Thailand collaborative projects related to environmental and renewable energy topics and has been serving as the founding co-chair of the Thai Young Scientists Academy (TYSA) since 2010.
Ole Wæver is chairman of the Organizing Comittee for AN OPEN WORLD and Professor of International Relations in the Political Science Department of the University of Copenhagen, founder of CAST, Centre for Advanced Security Theory, and Director of CRIC, Centre for Resolution of International Conflicts.
His research interests include international relations and security theory, sociology of science, religion in international relations, and the role of national identity in foreign policy.
He led the development of "securitization theory", known as the Copenhagen School in security studies.Til toppen
Danish Minister for Research, Innovation and Higher Research and member of the Danish Parliament. Mr. Østergaard holds master's degree in political science from Aarhus University, Denmark.
Mr. Østergaard was a member of Parliament in 2002-2003 and has served continually since 2005. He was appointed to his current position as minister in 2011.