Science advice seminar
UiO:Energy and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters invite you to an open seminar on: The future of science – focusing on how to create a knowledge-based and innovative society. Emphasis will be given to how to link excellence and societal relevance, recognizing their deep and pervasive intertwining.
Professor Venkatesh “Venky” Narayanamurti will give the keynote lecture titled The future of science - the role of transdisciplinarity in breaking barriers, inspired by his and Odumosu's 2016 book Cycles of Invention and Discovery.
Representatives from the government including the Research Council, industry and academia will all provide their perspectives:
- Bjørn Haugstad, State Secretary to the Minister of Education and Research
- John-Arne Røttingen, Director General, The Research Council of Norway
- Jens Ulltveit-Moe, CEO at UMOE
- Ole Petter Ottersen, Rector of the University of Oslo and Chair of the Kavli Prize Committee in Neuroscience
- Miranda Schreurs, professor of Environment and Climate Policy, Bavarian School of Public Policy, TU München School of Governance
These talks are followed by a panel discussion moderated by head of research Espen Solberg (NIFU), with initial comments from the panelists: prof. Linda Steg (Uni. Groningen), deputy director Kyrre Lekve (Simula research laboratory), and director of NTNU Energy Johan Hustad.
The first annual Alf Bjørseth inspiration prize will also be awarded to the author of a recent University of Oslo PhD thesis within renewable energy or advanced materials.
Professor Venkatesh “Venky” Narayanamurti, the keynote lecturer, interacted closely with the late Fred Kavli, the founder of the Kavli Foundation. The foundation was established to advance science for the benefit of humanity, and the seminar is held in the spirit of the late Kavli. The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters further cooperates with the Kavli Foundation through the Kavli Prize, awarded biannually in Oslo.
A complete programme for the seminar (subject to change) is found here.
Participants are encouraged to register for the seminar due to limited space.