The venue for the café scientifique – National Palace of Culture
This year, EUCYS is reviving an old tradition of holding a panel discussion in which high-profile scientists discuss the topic “Europe in 2050”. The guests will answer questions from the audience about the role of science and technology in building the future of Europe. The panel discussion is going to be held on 16th September from 17:30 in Hall 11 (Lumiere Hall) of the National Palace of Culture. The public will have the opportunity to ask the panellists questions about and beyond the topic and the guests will collectively discuss the answers according to their own scientific expertise. Seats are limited!
The panel will include Grigori Kabatyanski, Peter Littlewood, Diana Mishkova and Claire Lee.
Prof. Grigori Kabatyanski works for the Institute of Information Transmission Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences. He has done substantial research in the area of Coding Theory, Information Theory and Cryptography and he is internationally recognized specialist in those fields.
Prof. Peter Littlewood is a British physicist and a Professor of Physics at the University of Chicago with expertise on Condensed Matter Physics. Littlewood holds six patents, has published more than 200 articles in scientific journals and has given more than 200 invited talks at international conferences, universities, and laboratories.
Prof. Diana Mishkova is a Professor of History and a Director of the Center for Advanced Study in Sofia. Her research on modern history of Eastern Europe and the Balkans is a significant contribution to the modernization of the nations in the region.
Dr. Claire Lee is a South African particle physicist and postdoctoral research associate at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory. She is also a popular science communicator, engaging in speeches, talks, lectures, and even stand-up comedy routines about science.