“Vienna has a long ball tradition, those events are part of our city’s culture. Equally, science and research are part of our cultural tradition, though not always in such a strong spotlight. We can be proud of world-class research ‘made in Austria’, and we may show and celebrate it. The organizers of the Vienna Ball of Sciences deserve laud and gratitude for implementing this wonderful setting. I am sure that this event will become part of Vienna’s ball tradition, too.”
Klement Tockner is president of the Austrian Science Fund FWF.
Photo: FWF / Lusser