“Music stimulates our thoughts and imagination, dancing exhilarates our souls. Within Europe or maybe even the world, Vienna is the capital city with most balls – a fantastic lead. Now it is time to uphold the Vienna Ball of Sciences, so that Vienna can keep its top ranking in this and some other regards. I wish all dancers a dreamy ball night!”
Philipp Ther is professor for Eastern European history at the University of Vienna. For his project “The Other End of History – On the Great Transformation”, in which he looks at the enormous changes at the end of state socialism , he was awarded one of two Wittgenstein Awards in 2019 – the highest recognition for scientists in Austria.
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