For Young Scientists in Basel: June 26-July 2, 2016
The Summer School that precedes the annual Academia Engelberg conference joined students from twelve different countries to discuss this year’s conference topic “At the Limit”. During the Summer School, participants has been prepared to actively and creatively participate in the annual conference.
They will shape part of that conference in October 2016 by adding fresh perspectives deriving from topics that are investigated and prepared in the Summer School.
The Summer School has introduced participants to the theme of limits, boundaries, and interfaces in a variety of areas that are important for the knowledge-based societies of today.
Participants had the opportunity to study and critically evaluate pertinent topics related to this general theme. These topics include boundaries of our cognitive faculties, the rise of machine intelligence and its impact, the nature of peak experiences, a better understanding of the present as the boundary between past and future, theories of interfaces between social agents, and the limits of economic growth.
At the Summer School, each participant has presented one topical issue which has been discussed in view of its transdisciplinary relevance for current developments in society today.
Around 30 young scientists expressed interest in attending this year’s Summer School of Academia Engelberg. 16 of them has been diving into the world of scientific boundaries. Participants from Australia, China, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, India, Iran , Kenya , Sweden , Taiwan, Ukraine and Switzerland attended, under the direction of Prof. Dr. Harald Atmanspacher, member of the Collegium Helveticum.
A special thank to the partner, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and the Host in Basel, Helvetia Insurance.