At the Limit



15th Dialogue on Science, October 12 to 14, 2016

08:00

Interviews with participants

Participants of the conference

10:15

Opening of the Conference

Hans Groth

President of Academia Engelberg Foundation

10:25

Welcoming Address

Prior Guido Muff

Engelberg Monastery

10:30

Chair: Gerd Folkers

Boundaries, Order and Transformation

Wilfried von Bredow

Philipps University Marburg, Germany

11:15

Chair: Gerd Folkers

Prohibition and Curiosity as Driving Force Towards Limits

Detlef Günther

ETH Zurich

12:00

Chair: Gerd Folkers

Panel and Discussion

Morning Speakers

12:45

Lunch

14:45

Chair: Verena Briner

Birth as a First Transition – Questions on Limits in Neonatology

Valdo Pezzoli

Ospedale Regionale di Lugano

15:30

Chair: Verena Briner

Panel and Discussion

Afternoon Speakers

16:00

Break

16:45

Limits of Music

Concert

18:30

Dinner

20:00

Chair: Dominik Galliker

Public Evening Event: Was that all? (in German)

Various Panelists

06:25

Morning Activity «In the Spirit of the Location»

08:30

Results of the Summer School 2016

Harald Atmanspacher

08:40

Chair: Harald Atmanspacher

Nowness as the Frontier between Past and Future

Maria Kliesch

ETH Zurich

10:00

Interviews with participants

Participants of the conference

10:15

Chair: Harald Atmanspacher

Natural Intelligence meets Artificial Intelligence

Harshal Kate

Indian Inst. of Technology Mumbai

11:15

Chair: Harald Atmanspacher

The Bounds of bounded Rationality

Evangelos Ioannidis and Morteza Nikrawan

12:15

Lunch

14:00

Chair: Gerd Folkers

Driven by Precision – from Earth to Planet Mars

Ulrich Claessen

maxon motor AG

14:45

Chair: Gerd Folkers

Has von Neumann Computing reached its Limit?

Matthias Kaiserswerth

Hasler Stiftung

15:30

Chair: Gerd Folkers

Clockworks to the Limit

Ronald Jäger

IWC International Watch Co., Schaffhausen

16:15

Chair: Gerd Folkers

Panel and Discussion

Afternoon Speakers

17:30

Evening Event on Titlis Mountain

08:30

Chair: David Bresch

Beyond the Limits – «Cradle to Cradle» as an Opportunity for Innovations

Michael Braungart

EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung GmbH, Hamburg

09:15

Chair: David Bresch

Limits of Working Hours / Work-Life-Balance

Axel Haunschild

Leibnitz University Hannover

10:00

Chair: David Bresch

Panel and Discussion

Speakers of the first part

10:30

Break

11:00

Chair: Vera Eichenauer

Overriding Boundaries – About the Relational Nature of Regions

Kristina Zumbusch

University of St. Gallen

11:45

Chair: Vera Eichenauer

Language, Space and Borders

Peter Auer

Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg

12:30

Chair: Vera Eichenauer

Panel and Discussion

Speakers of the second part

13:00

Chair: Vera Eichenauer

Closing Remarks and Outlook

Hans Groth

President of Academia Engelberg Foundation

13:15

Buffet Lunch

Partner

Following a long period of fruitful cooperation, a close partnership was agreed on in June 2007. The Collegium Helveticum is an institution jointly borne by the University of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (‘ETH’), Zurich.

The ETH Board is responsible for the strategic leadership of the ETH domain and assumes the supervision of its institutions. Its close relationship with the ETH Council has contributed to the successful continuation of Academia Engelberg Foundation since 2000.

The Foundation promotes research into the connecting human fundamentals of science. Academia Engelberg Foundation and the Foundation for Basic Research in Human Sciences have entered into a cooperation agreement for the period 2011 to 2015.

Helvetia is a quality-oriented comprehensive insurance company with over 150 years of experience. Academia Engelberg Foundation is convinced it will be able to use important synergies from the partnership starting in 2015.

With Singularity 2030 has been a partnership since 2016. The aim is to create synergies in the knowledge transfer of scientific research on singularity (artificial intelligence / biological intelligence) to the general public and entrepreneurial circles.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is one of the world’s leading international philanthropic organizations. It has been supporting Academia Engelberg Foundation’s activities since 2013 and thus significantly contributes to the continued existence of the summer school.

A partnership with the University of Lucerne has existed since summer 2013. Since 2016 we have also a parthership with the Faculty of Economics and Management of the University of Lucerne. Through these partnerships, synergies are used and joint projects are tested and realized. The University of Lucerne currently consists of three faculties: the faculties for Theology, Culture and Social Sciences, and Law.

In 2014, Academia Engelberg Foundation formed a partnership with the University of Lund in Sweden. The University was founded in 1666 but general studies, predecessor of today’s University, already existed in 1425.

The focus of the Foundation is the promotion of organizations in the areas of culture and arts, architecture, design, music, sports, education, and science. It has been a partner of Academia Engelberg Foundation since 2014.

Supporter

The ETH Board is responsible for the strategic leadership of the ETH domain and assumes the supervision of its institutions. Its close relationship with the ETH Council has contributed to the successful continuation of Academia Engelberg Foundation since 2000.

The Foundation promotes research into the connecting human fundamentals of science. Academia Engelberg Foundation and the Foundation for Basic Research in Human Sciences have entered into a cooperation agreement for the period 2011 to 2015.

Helvetia is a quality-oriented comprehensive insurance company with over 150 years of experience. Academia Engelberg Foundation is convinced it will be able to use important synergies from the partnership starting in 2015.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is one of the world’s leading international philanthropic organizations. It has been supporting Academia Engelberg Foundation’s activities since 2013 and thus significantly contributes to the continued existence of the summer school.

The focus of the Foundation is the promotion of organizations in the areas of culture and arts, architecture, design, music, sports, education, and science. It has been a partner of Academia Engelberg Foundation since 2014.

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