Speakers 2011

Anastasia Ailamaki École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Breaking the Wall of Data Deluge. How Efficient Data Exploration Enables New Scientific Discoveries.

Nick Barton Institute of Science and Technology Austria

Breaking the Wall that Limits Evolution. How Sexual Recombination Accelerates Adaptation.

Rebecca Cassidy Goldsmiths

Breaking the Wall of Gambling. How Multi-Sited Anthropology Can Transform Gambling Regulation

Paul Chirik Princeton

Breaking the Wall of Sustainable Chemistry. How Modern Alchemy Can Lead to Inexpensive and Clean Technology

Aaron Ciechanover Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Breaking the Wall of Diseases. Is Personalized Medicine Going to Cure All Human Maladies?

Robert Darnton Harvard University

Breaking the Wall of Inaccessible Knowledge. How Digitization Can Democratize Culture

Ingrid Daubechies Duke

Breaking the Wall of Computer Stupidity. How Wavelet Analysis Improves Geophysics, Biology and Art History

Robert E. Horn Stanford University

Breaking the Wall of Organisational Ignorance. How Visual Language Supports Decision Making about Wicked Problems and Social Messes

Wang Hui Tsinghua University

Breaking the Wall of Social Divide. How Political, Economic and Social Critique identifies the Five Faces of Equality.

Reinhard F. Hüttl Helmholtz Association


Mary Kaldor London School of Economics

Breaking the Wall of War. How Human Security Makes People Safe in a Global Era.

Matthias Kleiner DFG German Research Foundation


Ferenc Krausz Max Planck Institute

Breaking the Wall of Microscopic Motion. How Attophysics Captures Fastest Phenomena of the Microcosm.

Jean-Luc Lehners Max Planck Institute

Breaking the Wall of the Beginning of Time. How Cosmology Will Tell Us What Happened Before the Big Bang

Alejandro Litovsky Earth Security Initiative

Breaking the Wall of Ecological Risk. How a Cultural Shift in Economics and Politics Can Ensure the Earth's Security

Angela Merkel Federal Republic of Germany

Keynote on the Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall (2011)

Jürgen Mlynek Helmholtz Association


Helga Nowotny European Research Council


Liu Olin China International Capital Corporation

Breaking the Wall of Global Debt. How Economics Can Reshape the Development Models of Europe, the US and China

Kõji Omi STS Kyoto

Message from Kyoto

Robert Schlögl Max Planck Institute

Breaking the Wall of Energy Supply. How Heterogeneous Catalysis Can Replace Fossil Fuels

Dennis J. Snower University of Kiel


Cédric Villani Institut Henri Poincaré

Breaking the Walls between Economics, Physics and Geometry. How Optimal Allocation of Resources and Entropy Meet in the Non-Euclidean World

Stewart Wallis nef

Breaking the Wall of Misleading National Indicators. How Economics Can Measure Real Progress

Waceke Wanjohi Kenyatta University

Breaking the Wall of Food Insecurity. How Agricultural Science Minimizes Nematode Damage in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Elke U. Weber Columbia University

Breaking the Wall of Resistance to Change. How Behavioral Decision Theory Enhances Technical and Social Innovation.