Speakers 2014

Adah Almutairi UC San Diego

BREAKING THE WALL OF MEDICAL IMPRECISION. How Responsive Nanomaterials Take Medicine to the Next Level

David Chipperfield David Chipperfield Architects

On Sticks, Stones, and Walls. Keynote at the Welcome Reception, Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin

Joseph F. Coughlin Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

BREAKING THE WALL OF LIVING LONGER, BETTER. How Technology and Innovation Will Invent a New Future of Old Age

Karl Deisseroth Stanford University

BREAKING THE WALL TO NEUROENGINEERING. How Novel Methods in Neuroscience Open up New Horizons in Research and Therapy

Roland Fletcher University of Sydney

BREAKING THE WALL AROUND VULNERABLE MEGACITIES. How the Study of Past Civilisations Can Help the Cities of the Future

Diane Griffin United States National Academy of Sciences

Host of Session 1

Stefan Hell Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry

BREAKING THE WALL OF RESOLUTION IN LIGHT MICROSCOPY. How Fluorescence Microscopy Can Now Provide Images on The Nanoscale

Lisa Kaltenegger Cornell University

BREAKING THE WALL TO THOUSANDS OF NEW WORLDS. How Exoplanet Research is Scouting for Earth 2.0

Christof Koch Allen Institute for Brain Science

BREAKING THE WALL TO UNDERSTANDING CONSCIOUSNESS. How Neuroscience Explains The Rise of Experience from the Brain

Nathan S. Lewis California Institute of Technology

BREAKING THE WALL OF THE GLOBAL ENERGY CHALLENGE. How A Collaborative Effort Can Prevent A Worst Case Climate Scenario

Mariana Mazzucato University of Sussex

BREAKING THE WALL TO A STATE OF INNOVATION. How to Debunk Myths About the Public Sector and Achieve More Inclusive Growth

Angela Merkel Federal Republic of Germany

Official Opening of the Falling Walls Conference 2014

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi Hertie School of Governance

BREAKING THE WALL OF CORRUPTION. How Good Governance Becomes the Last Stage of Democratic Revolutions

Sir Paul Nurse The Royal Society

Host of Session 3

Svante Pääbo Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

BREAKING THE WALL OF THE NEANDERTAL GENOME. How the Study of Ancient DNA Traces Human Origins

Alan Rusbridger The Guardian

BREAKING THE WALL TO TRUE PRESS FREEDOM. How Open Journalism Saves Publishing in the Digital Age

Suchitra Sebastian University of Cambridge

BREAKING THE WALL OF ENERGY LOSS. How Quantum Materials Hold The Key To A New Generation of Superconductors

Zahava Solomon Tel Aviv University

BREAKING THE WALL OF MASS TRAUMA. How Psychiatric Epidemiology Can Help Reduce the Impact of Traumatic Events

Rupert Stadler AUDI AG

Falling Walls 2014 – Dinner Speech

Philippe Taquet Académie des Sciences

Host of Session 4

Suzanne L. Topalian Johns Hopkins Medicine

BREAKING THE WALL OF CANCER’S DEFENSE. How Immunotherapy Can Become Effective Against Cancer

Lev Zelenyi Russian Academy of Sciences

Host of Session 2

Thierry Zomahoun African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Next Einstein Initiative

BREAKING THE WALL TO UNTAPPED GENIUS. How Capacity Building in Mathematics Lays the Foundation for Scientific Excellence

Anton Zeilinger University of Vienna

BREAKING THE WALL OF ILLUSION. How Quantum Physics Questions Our Perception of Reality