Speakers 2015

Andrea Accomazzo European Space Agency

BREAKING THE WALL TO UNEXPLORED SPACE. How the Rosetta Mission Achieved Mankind's First Close Encounter With a Comet

June Andrews University of Stirling

BREAKING THE WALL OF SOCIAL ISOLATION. How Dementia Research Improves the Lives of Patients and Caregivers

Bruce A. Beutler University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

BREAKING THE WALL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES. How Genetics Provides New Tools for Understanding Innate Immunity

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon European Research Council

Host of Session 2

Emmanuelle Charpentier Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology

BREAKING THE WALL TO PRECISE GENE SURGERY. How a Bacterial Defence System Revolutionises Biomedical Research

Ottmar Edenhofer Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

BREAKING THE WALL OF COAL. How Climate Science Calls For Radical Changes in Energy Policy

Nilüfer Göle École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

BREAKING THE WALL OF CLASHING CULTURES. How Sociology Can Mediate Between Islam and Western Modernity

Demis Hassabis Google DeepMind

BREAKING THE WALL TO MIND MACHINES. How Deep Learning Can Give Birth to General Artificial Intelligence

Dirk Helbing Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich

BREAKING THE WALL TO DIGITAL DEMOCRACY. How Socio-Physics Shapes the Future of Smart Societies

Arjen Hoekstra University of Twente

BREAKING THE WALL TO WATER SECURITY. How Consumers, Politics, Business and Investors Can Advance Sustainable, Fair and Efficient Water Use

Rush D. Holt American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Host of Session 3

Naila Kabeer London School of Economics

BREAKING THE WALL OF GENDER INEQUALITY. How Gender Balance Can Transform the Global Economy

Wolfgang Ketterle Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

BREAKING THE WALL TO ABSOLUTE ZERO TEMPERATURE. How Ultracold Atomic Physics is Creating Fundamentally New Materials

Nina Kraus Northwestern University

BREAKING THE WALL TO NEUROEDUCATION. How the Neuroscience of Sound, Language and Music Shapes Human Communication

Joanne Liu Médecins Sans Frontières

BREAKING THE WALL OF INDIFFERENCE IN WAR AND DISEASE. How Aid Organisations Call On World Leaders to Protect the Humanitarian Space

Sharon Macdonald Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

BREAKING THE WALL OF THE MUSEUM. How Anthropology Investigates the Cultural Heritage of the Future

Saskia Sassen Columbia University

BREAKING THE WALL OF DISPLACEMENT. How Social Analysis Sheds Light on the Edges of Society

Brian P. Schmidt Australian National University

BREAKING THE WALL OF THE DARK COSMOS. How Astronomy Explores the Past, Present and Future of the Universe

Rolf Tarrach European University Association

Host of Session 4

Johanna Wanka German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Official Opening at the Falling Walls Conference 2015

Jackie Y. Ying Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore

BREAKING THE WALL TO MEDICAL AND SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES. How a Nanotech Toolbox Can Revolutionise Medicine and Energy Storage

Nurit Yirmiya Israeli Ministry of Science, Technology and Space

Host of Session 1