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Prof. em. Helga Nowotny


Helga Nowotny is former President and founding member of the European Research Council. Her work as a researcher includes more than 300 articles published in scientific journals on topics such as social studies of science and technology, macrosociology and the impact of the life sciences on society, and several prizes like the J.D. Bernal Prize. Her teaching career has included, among other, positions at the Institute of Advanced Study in Vienna, King’s College, Cambridge, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris and the University of Vienna.

The Falling Walls Foundation receives advice, support and guidance from its board of Trustees – an international group of distinguished leaders from science and science policy. The Board is chaired by Jürgen Mlynek, the former president of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres.

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