Category Archives: Ball 2016

Angelika Amon

Amon-2013-decentEditSmallLogo“Science is all about exchanging and discussing ideas, exploring new paradigms and pushing boundaries. The Viennese way of fostering the scientific enterprise is unique and special –  networking while participating in the Fächerpolonaise, friendly competition during the Gallop-Polka and discussing the latest breakthroughs while mastering the Linkswalzer. Agreements to exchange reagents are sealed with the Damenspende and long-time collaboration forged at 4am in the Café Schwarzenberg while enjoying a Goulash soup and a Seidel – I wish could be there!”

Angelika Amon, Zellbiologin und Krebsforscherin
Kathleen and Curtis Marble Professor of Cancer Research
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

New Social Media Correspondent

Tmarr_WissBallLogoSocial media was a pivotal factor for the success of the first Vienna Ball of Sciences in January 2015: the ball’s Facebook page encountered an incredible 1.2 million contacts in the ten weeks run-up to the ball. Accordingly, we will pay social media even more attention this year. To this end we have managed to secure the services of one of the most exciting English-speaking bloggers/posters/social media socialites (I am using the comparative here because she is known to her friends for her natural reticence) surfing the parties, bars, restaurants and spinning studios of Vienna. Continue reading New Social Media Correspondent