Speakers 2012

Yanis Ben Amor Columbia University

Breaking the Wall of Tropical Diseases. How the Tropical Laboratory Initiative is Increasing Access to Healthcare in Low Resource Countries

David Awschalom University of California

Breaking the Wall of Traditional Electronics. How Embracing Disorder in Nanotechnology May Lead to Quantum Machines

Monique Breteler German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)

Breaking the Wall of Brain Degeneration. How Population Studies Can Help Prevent Neurodegenerative Diseases

Denis Broun UNITAID

Breaking The Wall Of Inaccessible Drugs. How Innovative Healthcare Finance Increases Treatment Coverage for HIV, Malaria and TB

Michael Bruter London School of Economics

Breaking the Wall of the Polling Booth. How Electoral Psychology Enlightens Democratic Citizenship

Philip Campbell Nature


Awa Marie Coll Seck Senegal Ministry of Health

Breaking the Wall of Child Mortality. How Immunisation and Malaria Control are Saving Senegal's New Generations

David Harel Weizmann Institute of Science

Breaking the Wall of Biocomplexity. How a Reactive Systems Approach May Lead to Full Dynamic Models of Multi-Cellular Organisms

Peter Herzig GEOMAR

Breaking the Wall of the Dark Side of the Oceans. How Marine Sciences Discover Hidden Resources

Aaron Kaplan Funkfeuer FREE NET

Breaking the Wall of Internet Censorship. How Peer to Peer Wireless Mesh Networks Are Replacing Centralized Connectivity

Michel D. Kazatchkine United Nations


Alan I. Leshner Science

Conclusion 2012

Daniel Libeskind

Breaking the Wall of Convention. How Architecture Can Provoke New Thought

Rachael McDermott Max Planck Institute

Breaking the Wall to Control Fusion Power. How Tokamak Research is Paving the Way for Successful Fusion Energy Reactors

Philip D. Murphy U.S. Embassy


Per Møller University of Copenhagen

Breaking the Wall of Bad Taste. How Psychophysics and Neurophysiology Can Improve our Food Choices

Nicola Pugno University of Trento

Breaking the Wall of Super Materials. How Biology Inspires Nanomechanics

Cornelia Quennet-Thielen German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Official Opening

Tomás Saraceno

Breaking the Wall Between Earth and Sky. How Art Challenges Gravity and Light in Our Habitat

Ina Schieferdecker Fraunhofer Society

Breaking the Wall of Uninformed Cities. How Open Data Makes Urban Life Smarter

Stefan Treue Leibniz Institute

Breaking the Wall of Sensory Overload. How Primate Neuroscience Reveals the Mechanisms of Our Perception

Hal Varian Google

Breaking the Wall of Economic Uncertainty. How Online Data Can Help us Understand the Economy

Daniel Zajfman Weizmann Institute of Science

Breaking the Wall between Science and Society