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Helga Nowotny

ERA Council Forum

Chair of the Juries

Helga Nowotny is Professor emerita of ETH Zurich and Former President of the European Research Council. She is Chair of the ERA Council Forum Austria and Member of the Austrian Council as well as Visiting Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Among other she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Walling Falls Foundation, Berlin; Vice-Chair of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Complexity Science Hub, Vienna. Her latest publications are „The Cunning of Uncertainty“ (2015) and „An Orderly Mess“ (forthcoming).

The Falling Walls Breakthroughs of the Year will highlight breakthrough thinking from around the world in 10 categories, ranging from Life Sciences to Science Engagement. Counting more than 100 jurors, each breakthrough will be determined by a distinguished world-class Jury under the leadership of renowned experts in their respective fields.

We are delighted that Helga Nowotny, fmr. President of the European Research Council, will serve as the Chair of the Juries, presiding over the selection process at large.

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