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:
Decision makers need to be informed by cutting edge scientists. Scientists face difficult dilemmas in relation to both the social implications of their science and their public responsibility. Interfaces for science, policy and society need to be developed. Meanwhile, the public image of science undergoes change.
Finn Aaserud is performing a talk on behalf of Naomi Oreskes.
Naomi Oreskes is Professor of History and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego, and an internationally renowned historian of science and author.
She received her B.S. in geology from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London and received an inter-disciplinary Ph.D. in geological research and history of science from Stanford University in 1990.
Professor Oreskes has lectured widely in diverse venues ranging from the Madison, Wisconsin Civics Club to the Air Force Research Laboratory, and has won numerous prizes, including, most recently the 2011 Climate Change Communicator of the Year.
Professor Oreskes has a long-standing interest in understanding the establishment of scientific consensus and the role and character of scientific dissent. Her early work examined the 20th century transformation of earth science, but for the past decade, Professor Oreskes has primarily been interested in the problem of anthropogenic climate change.
Naughton is vice-president of Wolfson College, Cambrigde, and Emiritus Professor of the Public Understanding of Technology at the British Open University.
In 1972 Naughton joined the Open University as a lecturer in which he co-designed courses that introduced students to the use of computers and in 1990 he created the Open University's first online course.
Naughton is now known for his research within Digital Humanities which explores the intersection between computing and the broader humanities.
Besides his academic achievements, Naughton has worked in journalism for the BBC, The New Statesman and the Observer, where he won the prestigious "Critic of the Year" prize three times. He now writes the Observer's "Networker" column.
Spencer R. Wear
Weart is a historian of science. He was trained as a physicist (B.A. Cornell University, PhD. University of Colorado, Boulder) and worked as a Fellow of the Mt. Wilson and Palomar Observatories, publishing papers in leading scientific journals.
He then went to the University of California, Berkeley to study history of science. From 1974 until his retirement in 2009 he served as Director of the Center for History of Physics at the American Institute of Physics, an institution dedicated to preserving and making known the history of physics and related disciplines.
Among his numerous published works are a history of the rise of nuclear science and technology in France; a collection of essays on the history of solid-state physics; 'The Rise of Nuclear Fear', and 'The Discovery of Global Warming' with its complementary Website www.aip.org/history/climate.
Dr. Richardson is a professor in Biological Oceanography at University of Copenhagen and leader of that university's Sustainability Science Centre focusing on climate control of marine ecological processes. She was chair of the Danish Commission on Climate Change Policy and co-author of the 2009 article in Nature outling the concept of Planetary Boundaries.
Dr. Richardson holds a ph.d. from University of North Wales, United Kingdom and a bachelor's degree from Harvard University, USA. She has held a number of research and leadership positions at institutes of higher learning in Denmark, the UK and Sweden. Furthermore she has served on a broad range of boards and committees related to science and the advancement of science both in Denmark and abroad.
Professor at the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Section of Geology