The second and last HEIRRI Conference celebrated in Vienna on April 27th 2018 has gathered around 150 people from 43 countries under the title “Education towards a responsible society, transforming universities through RRI”. The event has been centred in discussing about RRI teaching and learning, as well as presenting the work done during the almost three years of project. (more…)
From April 3rd to 6th 2018, the city of Dunedin, New Zealand, hosts the international conference of the Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) network. This year, Gema Revuelta (Director of the Science, Communication and Society Studies Centre, SCS-UPF), Carolina Llorente (SCS-UPF Coordinator) and Núria Saladié (SCS-UPF International Projects’ Coordinator) participate in this year’s event, revolving around the theme “Science, Stories and Society”. (more…)
On-site press registration for the 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas will open Thursday, February 15, at 7 a.m. Central Time in Level 3, Room 7 of the Austin Convention Center. To expedite the on-site registration process, please come prepared with a photo ID and the appropriate credentials. For information on credentialing, please visit the website. (more…)
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/
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/
Kavli Foundation announces five scholarships for science journalists to attend the Kavli Prize week in Oslo (1-6 September 2018). (more…)