Programme - Event list

MonMon-JulJul-2016201620162016

Europe's voyage towards an open global research area

10:00–11:15

Europe is embarking on a new voyage of scientific discovery. As science emerged in 18th century Europe, it was open, multidisciplinary and international. Over time, science became specialised, difficult to access, and organised along national lines. There was no political need to share data and little economic incentive to do so, but, by the turn of the last century, those trends gave way to a very different − a very global − dynamic.

Commissioner Moedas will set out his vision of open science and the wide ranging implications for science, public policy, society and international relations, as well as the role of European Union policy and programmes to accelerate this transformation.

Introduced by Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser in the United Kingdom

In conversation with Brian Cox

11:25–12:40

Brian Cox FRS is Professor of Particle Physics at the University of Manchester and The Royal Society Professor for Public Engagement in Science. He is active in the public and political promotion of science, and is known to the public for his documentary work on BBC television. In this session Professor Cox sits down with Matthew Cobb, Professor of Zoology at The University of Manchester to talk about Life, the Universe and Everything. Topics that may come up include: why Newton's apple stayed still while the Earth fell up towards it, the life and death of soft fruit, and what chance we have of finding out what's really going on in the Universe.

Read more about Brian Cox here. 

EuroScience Governing Board Meeting

12:45–14:45

Please note, this event is by invitation only.