“In March 2020, more than 1.1 million students in Austria switched to home study basically without warning. Because of that, self-regulated studying has become a necessity. We are researching how this works in a research project at the Faculty of Psychology (University of Vienna), which is sponsored by the Vienna Science and Technology Fund.
“What for? This is what I often get asked when I tell people that my research group develops instruments for space telescopes which are used to search for planets orbiting other stars or which analyse the composition of far-away worlds to predict their habitability. Continue reading Franz Kerschbaum: Why we shoot tax money into orbit
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.
“I contribute to the management of the significant crises of our time (COVID-19 and the climate crisis) by doing research and teaching young people in cross-disciplinary knowledge and competences to tackle the Grand Global Challenges.
“A crisis brings the really important things to the fore: science and research are part of that. Who, if not researchers, can generate new knowledge and tools? Who, if not researchers, can point out possible solutions? Continue reading Klement Tockner: Understanding the world
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
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