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Science Program announced for Euroscience Open Forum 2012 in Dublin
Date:2/18/2012

icy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), spoke about the quality of the science sessions for the event in Dublin, 'Sessions at the Dublin ESOF are of a very high calibre and the process undertaken to choose these sessions was rigorous. The Committee received over 400 proposals, a record for any ESOF. It was a tough process to choose the best among so many good proposals.'

The final science programme launched today includes current and relevant topics across a spectrum of disciplines. Highlights include sessions on exoplanets, planetary robots, building better athletes (timely as ESOF 2012 is just before the 2012 London Olympics), water-challenges for a changing world, science and innovation in the Islamic World, urban sustainability and the young academy movement. There is an interesting session entitled 'Science without Borders' that features speakers such as Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor, Dominique Ristori, John Beddington and Alan Leshner.

Other notable sessions include a symposium on the debate on Publishing and Open Access featuring Philip Campbell. The ESOF 2012 programme has sessions on 'Volcanic eruptions and the global fallout', 'The hunt for the Higgs at the LHC', 'Particle of Physics and the explosion of interest' and 'Responses to radical climate change'. The argument on 'aging in Europe, abyss or opportunity' and 'What will power Europe's future' also feature on the ESOF programme.

The event, which is held biannually in a European city, will bring together over 5,000 scientists, business leaders, government officials and international science and related media to discuss the best of European science and to address all of the major global challenges, including Energy, Climate Change, Food and Health.

ESOF 2012 has several distinct streams including the aforementioned science-to-business and careers programme sessions and at the core of the Dublin event is a strong science programme. Another integral programme
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Contact: Breda O'Brien
breda.obrien@chiefscientificadviser.ie
353-873-744-190
Euroscience Open Forum 2012
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