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ESOF and the Referendum

Jerzy Langer, chair of the Programme Committee adds his voice to the news of the EU referendum.

Read what he has to say here.

Making waves at ESOF

Gravitational waves are in the news again, come and see both Sheila Rowan and Fulvio Ricci speak at ESOF in our topical session.

The call is open!

The call is open to find the host city for ESOF 2020.

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Register to attend ESOF 2016. The main conference sessions will take place 25-27 July.

 

 

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The Programme

Nine themes, over 150 sessions, there really is something for everyone.

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ESOF 2014 - Fabiola Gianotti, Particle Physicist, CERN and Rolf-Dieter Heuer, Director General, CERN, at the opening ceremony - © Mikkel Ostergaard

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Andrew is CEO of GlaxoSmithKline plc. He has served in advisory roles to Governments around the world including the UK, where he was a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group.

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Dr Emmanuelle Charpentier is the Director at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Germany. She laid the foundation for the genome editing technology CRISPR-Cas9.

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Dr Fabiola Gianotti is the Director-General of CERN of which she became its first female director on the 1 January 2016.

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John Lloyd, the brains behind hit TV shows 'QI' and 'Not the Nine O'Clock News' will be sitting down in conversation with Sir Andre Geim.

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Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan is President of the Royal Scientific Society (RSS) and Chair of the Board of Trustees of Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT).

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Candace Johnson is co-initiator of SES ASTRA and Architect of SES Global, serial entrepreneur and serial angel investor.

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Brian Cox FRS is Professor of Particle Physics at the University of Manchester. He is active in the promotion of science, and is known to the public for his documentary work on the BBC.

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Professor Kuroda is a chemist and biologist and now investigates chirality (left-right asymmetry). In 2013 she received the L’Oréal-UNESCO “For Women in Science” Award.

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Professor Wood is a Professor of Public History at The University of Manchester. Most recently he featured on the BBC series 'The Story of China'.

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Professor Jasanoff is Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is a pioneer in the field of science and technology.

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Dr Ruth McKernan CBE is  Chief Executive of Innovate UK and has 25 years of research and commercial experience in the pharmaceutical industry both in the UK and the US.

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Dr Hermann Hauser is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist who has founded or co-founded companies in a wide range of technology sectors, including Acorn computers.

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Juergen Maier was appointed Chief Executive of Siemens UK on 1 July 2014 and has held senior roles within Siemens in both the UK and Germany.

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Dr Paul Stoffels is the Chief Scientific Officer at Johnson & Johnson. In this role, he works with R&D leaders across the company to set the enterprise-wide innovation agenda.

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Professor Sir Venki Ramakrishnan grew up in India where he received his bachelor’s degree in physics before moving to the USA in 1971. He is also now the president of the Royal Society.

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Sir Andre Geim is the Regius, Langworthy and Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Manchester. He holds both a Nobel and Ig Nobel prize.

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Sir Kostya Novoselov is Honorary Professor of Physics and the Royal Society Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. He isolated graphene alongside colleague Sir Andre Geim.

News

bluedot festival announces spectacular science bill

Dallas Campbell, Danielle George, Monica Grady, Matt Taylor & many more join inaugural science line-up.

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Inspiring the next generation of scientists

Promoting science among youth has been an important aspect of EuroScience’s vision for ESOF since the very first conference in 2004. Now, 12 years later, ESOF has been established as Europe’s biggest general science conference dedicated to scientific research and innovation.

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Post-EU Referendum - What it means to ESOF

In the wake of the UK's EU referendum, the future of ESOF 2016 in Manchester may have been thrown into question, but as the name of the conference suggests, it is about openness and cross-border collaboration. We would implore the scientific community to embrace this by using the event to make a statement about solidarity and the commitment to global science that we all freely pursue. Programme Director Vicky Rosin gives her thoughts on what Brexit means for the conference.

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