Before I begin talking about my Falling Walls Lab experience, I have to briefly mention the moment that brought me to participate in this competition. Let’s go back to 2011 during the Egyptian Revolution when the security system was failing in a very dangerous and frightening way.
The traditional perception of a “lab” as an impersonal and controlled environment for scientific research could not be more different from the “Lab” hosted by Falling Walls. The latter is a vibrant and dynamic space for thought leaders to share, connect and develop new ideas. It is the prelude to the Falling Walls Conference, which is billed as “The International Conference on Future Breakthroughs in Science and Society”. But how did a young chemistry student come to share the stage with some of our world’s foremost minds?
2013 was dominated by important news on the human rights front. We present you some of the most inspiring speakers of our 5 editions to bring you into the mind of a freedom fighter.
Karina Pombo Garcia, Ph.D. Student from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and the Monash University of Melbourne, gives us an insight on her experience at the Falling Walls Lab and the Falling Walls Conference in Berlin.
Dctp.tv interviews Daniel Nocera from Harvard about his breakthrough, that promises to change the game in renewable energies, turning water into fuel
Evolution, cultural DNA, digital age, power of religion, suicide, drug abuse...enjoy this insightful interview with evolutionary biologist Mark Pagel about his acclaimed talk at Falling Walls 2013
Also the last session is summed up by Luca De Biase editor in chief of Nova - Il Sole 24 Ore, soon to be relaunched. Artificial photosynthesis and intelligence, a world ruled by cities among the topics.
Guest Blogger Luca De Biase highlights the most important messages from the talks of the third session of the Falling Walls Conference 2013, focused on topics like technological entrepreneurship, nano-biotechnology, astronomy, quantum physics, artificial intelligence.
Our guest blogger Jeffrey Marlow from Wired Science talks about the breakthroughs presented in the second session, new solution against infections, schizophrenia, famine, inefficiencies in healthcare.
Our guest blogger Luca De Biase, editor for Il Sole 24 Ore, gives us an overview of the first session, where the likes of Olafur Eliasson, Ai Weiwei, and the general secretary of Amnesty International talked about human rights, creativity, evolution, trust in institutions.