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Rescue Horizon Europe

 

Photo: IST Austria

Dear friends and guests of the Science Ball!

The role of basic research is immense. Without basic research there is no development of energy alternatives and Covid vaccines to combat climate change and the corona pandemic.

The currently planned cuts of 36 billion euros in the budget of the EU research program “Horizon Europe” are not only short-sighted, but negligent.  The “Rescue Horizon Europe” campaign intends to convince the EU Commission, the EU Parliament and the European Council (in which the Austrian federal government has a seat and a vote) to change their mind at the last minute.

We support  together with 1400 researchers throughout Europe, including 8 Nobel Prize winners, and the umbrella organizations of about 800 universities this campaign and ask you to do the same with your signature: http://www.rescue-horizon-europe.org

By the way: without basic research there is no science ball. It’s as simple as that.

 

Messages of Confidence

Even without a ball in the hall, we will see the light this season. Our ball ambassadors will have their say here in the coming weeks / Photo: Piece of Cake

Dear ball guests,

Tough we have postponed the 7th Science Ball until January 29, 2022 the ball has always been much more than a glittering celebration of inspiring enlightenment and encouraging sensuality: a platform for testing and applying innovative methods of science communication. Continue reading Messages of Confidence

New date for 2022

No room for baby elephants / Photo: R. Ferrigato
No room for baby elephants / Photo: R. Ferrigato

Dear guests of the ball, dear contributors, dear friends!

Organizing a science ball means acting based on evidence. You can guess what I’m getting at: the legal and medical evidence speaks against holding the next Vienna Science Ball in January 2021. That is why we have to cancel the ball for this season.

I know from many e-mails, conversations, pre-registrations, reservations and bookings how much you regret this cancellation. But there are two messages that give us hope: Continue reading New date for 2022

Ball video 2020

We proudly present you our ball video 2020!

Take your time to let the evening pass one more time, maybe even spot yourself in the crowd, and take notes for the next Vienna Ball of Sciences on 30 January 2021 of things you haven’t explored yet.

Our thanks go to Spotteron for producing this great video and to you for making this night so special!

Photos #SciBall20 Delivery No.2

Ball photos by Franz Reiterer/piecofcakefilms.at

©SciBall/F.Reiterer/pieceofcakefilms.at
Usage free of charge permitted in context of SciBall

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On behalf of the Executive Director and Fulbright Austria staff, thank you for your continued support. Fulbright Austria program participants from past and present enjoyed the Ball of Sciences tremendously! A few even experienced their first ball in Austria; these moments in time create memories that will last a lifetime. We also want to thank you for adding our logo in the program.

Thank you for your support in making a positive impact on the experience of Fulbright Austria participants and alumnae/alumni.

Kind regards,

Mitch Sims
Alumni Relations Manager
Outreach, Development, and Fundraising

Ball magazine 2020

The ball night is ending, but we still have one more ace up our sleeve: This year’s ball magazine is 68 pages long and was conceptualised by editor-in-chief Katharina Kropshofer.  You can download it now and find stories about all the highlights of the ball,  bees in the city, biodiversity, network medicine and birthday boy  Ludwig van Beethoven. Enjoy the read!

 

You can download the magazine here: http://www.wissenschaftsball.at/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/SciBall_Mag2020-screen-komprimiert.pdf

 

No box office this evening!

Attention: there will be NO box office this evening. At the ball itself, only the few tickets that have already been paid but not yet picked up will be issued at the Lichtenfelsgasse entrance of the town hall starting at 7.45 pm. So it makes no sense to come to the city hall without tickets.

A quick tip: the ticket sale for the 7th Science Ball 2021 will most likely begin on November 11, 2020. Just send an e-mail to ball@wissenschaftsball.at and be reminded by e-mail alert in November 2020. Have fun.