35 Scolarships for te Erice International School of Science Journalism

35 Scolarships for te Erice International School of Science Journalism

The theme of the 2018 edition of the school is “What’s Next: Challenges and Opportunities for Tomorrow’s Fundamental Physics“.  The School will be held from June 24th to 29th, 2018.

Celebrated by the Nobel Prize in Physics 2017, the detection of gravitational waves heralded a new era for the investigation of cosmic objects with multiple cosmic messengers. Still, multi-messenger astronomy is just one of the many challenges physics research will face in the next future. From the search for new elementary particles to the ongoing hunt of dark matter’s components, from the quest for smaller and cheaper accelerators to the technologies requested by the advent of big data science, a whole range of exciting opportunities is opening up, both theoretical and experimental.

However, none of this will succeed if the scientists’ efforts will not be understood and supported by the general public and the policymakers. It will be the task of science journalists and communicators, along with the scientists themselves, to ensure that this happens.

Therefore, the course will provide, through scientific lectures, discussions and interactive sessions, the appropriate tools for journalists and communicators to cover in the most fitting and engaging way the progress of physics research in the coming years.

More information: http://eissjc.lnf.infn.it/

2018 Annual S.NET Meeting  – CALL for PAPERS

2018 Annual S.NET Meeting – CALL for PAPERS

The 10th annual S.NET meeting will take place June 25-27, 2018 at the Faculty of Arts and Social Science, Maastricht University, The Netherlands. The theme is Anticipatory Technologies: Data and Disorientation.

S.NET is an international association that promotes intellectual exchange and critical inquiry about the advancement of new and emerging technologies in society. The aim of the association is to advance critical reflection from various perspectives on developments in a broad range of new and emerging fields, including, but not limited to, nanoscale science and engineering, biotechnology, synthetic biology, cognitive science, ICT and Big Data, and geo-engineering. Current S.NET board members are: Michael Bennett (chair), Maria Belen Albornoz, Marianne Boenink, Christopher Coenen, Ana Delgado, Rider Foley, Poonam Pandey, Clare Shelley-Egan, Chris Toumey, Nora Vaage, and Ana Viseu.

More information: http://s.net/

Call for journalists: Travel grants for Big Science Business Forum 2018

Call for journalists: Travel grants for Big Science Business Forum 2018

The organisers of Europe’s first Big Science Business Forum 2018 (BSBF2018) invite journalists from Europe to apply for a media travel grant. 10 grants are available and a grant covers travel and accommodation up to 750 euro during BSBF2018. The forum takes place in Copenhagen 26-28 February 2018.

Nine of Europe’s largest Big Science organisations – CERN, EMBL, ESA, ESO ESRF, ESS, European XFEL, F4E, and ILL – have come together to create BSBF2018. They want to see a stronger, more transparent and consolidated Big Science market in Europe for the benefit of both Big Science and businesses. (more…)

2nd HEIRRI Conference & call for abstracts launch!

2nd HEIRRI Conference & call for abstracts launch!

HEIRRI 1st conferenceThe 2nd HEIRRI Conference will present the results of nearly three years of project activities designed to promote the integration of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) within the education of scientists, engineers and other professionals involved in the R&D process. It will be held in Vienna on the 27th April 2018.

Call for abstracts is now open! The EC-funded project is seeking for contributions presenting RRI practices, projects, programmes and initiatives that demonstrate the application of RRI in higher education. In the 2nd HEIRRI Conference, this H2020 project welcomes contributions presenting RRI practices, projects, programmes and initiatives that demonstrate the application of RRI in higher education.

Specifically, HEIRRI invites applications that put a spotlight on activities designed to integrate more democratic governance in research and innovation with an emphasis on positive societal impacts along with a promotion and application of a more anticipatory, reflexive, inclusive and responsive approach to research and innovation into higher education curricula. The main emphasis should be placed on specific educational outcomes and achievements. The project is seeking for applications from different countries, context and disciplines, both from the humanities and the natural and social sciences. (more…)

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