29/10/2021

ERC at Falling Walls & Berlin Science Week

Topics: Events

Tags: ERC | Falling Walls


  • START DATE
    07/11/2021 - 01:00
  • EVENT TYPE
    Webinar
  • LOCATION
    Germany, Berlin
  • END DATE
    10/11/2021 - 00:15
  • ORGANISER
    ERC, Falling Walls

Maria Leptin, the new President of the European Research Council (ERC), will represent the organisation at this year’s Berlin Science Summit and the Falling Walls Conference. Thirteen ERC grantees will bring their perspectives to the discussions on the latest research. In addition, four Falling Walls 2021 finalists have been funded by the ERC.  The ERC President will speak in a session on “Translating Science into Medical Application”.

In the context of this event, the Berlin Science Week also takes place, where Professor Leptin will participate in a joint session of the Berlin University Alliance and the ERC on “The Transformative Effect of Science”.

Event highlights

Berlin Science Week:

6 November 2021, 18:00 – 19:30

The Transformative Effect of Science

A joint event of the Berlin University alliance and the European Research Council

With Maria LEPTIN, ERC President, amongst the speakers

 

Falling Walls Conference: 

8 November 2021, 9:00 – 9:50

Falling Walls Circle – Plenary Table: Translating Science into Medical Application

With Maria LEPTIN, ERC President and Uğur ŞAHIN, CEO of BioNTech and ERC grantee amongst the speakers

8 November 2021, 10:30 – 11:00

Press opportunity with Maria LEPTIN - open to media at Falling Walls (see press contacts below)

Sessions with ERC speakers

8 November 2021

9.00 – 10.00

Volkswagenstiftung Symposium for Breakthroughs in Social Sciences and Humanities: Panel 1 – Creativity and Originality

Livestream & Radialsystem, Holzmarktstraße 33, 10243 Berlin

With ERC grantee Sabina LEONELLI

10:00 – 11:00

Volkswagenstiftung Symposium for Breakthroughs in Social Sciences and Humanities: Panel 2 – Methods, Resources and Research Formats

Livestream & Radialsystem, Holzmarktstraße 33, 10243 Berlin

With ERC grantee Elena ESPOSITO

10:00 – 11:00

Charité Symposium for Breakthroughs in Life Sciences – Breaking the Wall to Replicating SARS-COV-2 Polymerase

Livestream & Studio C Radialsystem, 4. Floor

With ERC grantee Patrick CRAMER

11:00 – 11:50

Falling Walls Circle – Round Table: New Batteries for Europe’s Green New Deal

Livestream & Radialsystem, Riverbank

With ERC grantee Clare GREY

11:00 – 11:30

Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Symposium for Breakthroughs in Physical Sciences – Integrated Ion-Trap Quantum Processors

Livestream & Studio A Radialsystem, 5th Floor

With ERC grantee Christian OSPELKAUS

12:00 – 13:00

Charité Symposium for Breakthroughs in Life Sciences – Breaking the Wall to Restoring Vision for Retinal Degeneration

Livestream & Studio C Radialsystem, 4. Floor

With ERC grantee José-Alain SAHEL

14:00 – 14:40

Charité Symposium for Breakthroughs in Life Sciences – Breaking the Wall of Regenerative Approaches to Treating Diabetes

Livestream & Studio C Radialsystem, 4. Floor

With ERC grantee Heiko LICKERT

15:40 – 16:10

Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Symposium for Breakthroughs in Physical Sciences – Novel Operando Methods for Following Battery Function and Failure

Livestream & Studio A. Radialsystem, 5th Floor

With ERC grantee Clare GREY

17:00 – 17:30

Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Symposium for Breakthroughs in Physical Sciences – The Breakthrough 2021: Light Emission from Hexagonal Silicon Germanium

Livestream & Studio A. Radialsystem, 5th Floor

With ERC grantee Erik BAKKERS

9 November 2021

9:45 – 10:00

Breaking the Walls to Restoring Vision for Retinal Degeneration

Livestream & Lecture Hall Radialsystem, Ground Floor

With ERC grantee José-Alain SAHEL

10:15 – 10:30

Breaking the Wall to Wireless Medical Robots inside Our Body

Livestream & Lecture Hall Radialsystem, Ground Floor

With ERC grantee Metin SITTI

11.45 – 12.00

Breaking the Wall to Light-Emitting Silicon

Livestream & Lecture Hall Radialsystem, Ground Floor

With ERC grantee Erik BAKKERS

12.10 – 12.25

Breaking the Wall to Next-Generation Batteries

Livestream & Lecture Hall Radialsystem, Ground Floor

With ERC grantee Clare GREY

14:30 – 14:45

Breaking the Wall of an Algorithm-Based Society

Livestream & Lecture Hall Radialsystem, Ground Floor

With ERC grantee David STARK

15:00 – 15:15

Breaking the Wall to Computational Expressivity in Music Performance

Livestream & Lecture Hall Radialsystem, Ground Floor

With ERC grantee Gerhard WIDMER

17:00– 17:15

Breaking the Wall to Biohybrid Synapses

Livestream & Lecture Hall Radialsystem, Ground Floor

With ERC grantee Francesca SANTORO

 

ERC-funded Falling Walls Finalists:

ERC grantees attending the summit:

  • Uğur ŞAHIN, CEO of BioNTech

  • Sabina LEONELLI, Professor of Philosophy and History of Science at the University of Exeter

  • Elena ESPOSITO, Professor of Sociology at the University Bielefeld and the University of Bologna

  • Patrick CRAMER, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry

  • José-Alain SAHEL, Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, director of the UPMC Eye Center, and the Eye and Ear Foundation Chair of Ophthalmology

  • Heiko LICKERT, Director of the Institute of Diabetes and Regeneration Research at Helmholtz Center Munich and Chair of Beta Cell Biology at the Technical University Munich

  • Clare GREY, Royal Society Research Professor

  • Metin SITTI, Director at Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

  • Erik BAKKERS, Professor at the physics departments of both the Eindhoven and Delft Universities of Technology

  • David STARK, Arthur Lehman Professor of Sociology at Columbia University

  • Gerhard WIDMER, Head of the Institute of Computational Perception at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, and deputy director of the AI Lab at the Linz Institute of Technology

  • Francesca SANTORO, Head of the ‘Tissue Electronics’ lab at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

  • Christian OSPELKAUS, Professor at Leibniz Universität Hannover and Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Braunschweig

 

Follow the ERC activities at the Berlin Science Summit/Falling Walls/Berlin Science Week on Twitter

For media interviews, please contact:

Madeleine Drielsma

Press Adviser to ERC President ERC-press@ec.europa.eu


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