Perspectives on Big Science and the question of Justice

Europe/Zurich
Zoom

Zoom

https://cern.zoom.us/j/69959089271?pwd=NDBkcVVhcCtmWTNpaXhUWTBjcDNidz09
Michela Massimi (University of Edinburgh), Panagiotis Charitos (CERN)
Description

An international Workshop co-organised with Dr Panagiotis Charitos (CERN) 22nd–23rd April 2021, virtual ZOOM meeting, N.B. Central European Time, i.e. commences 13.00 GMT (Edinburgh) 

This workshop brings together a multi-disciplinary group including philosophers of science, political philosophers, physicists, and economists to discuss a wealth of issues on science and justice, especially large-investments in Big Science and questions surrounding how and in what ways science benefits society and can (and ought to) foster fairer democratic societies.

https://www.perspectivalrealism.org/2102-2

Please note that all times correspond to Central European Time (CET)

The workshop is supported by the EU-funded ERC Consolidator Grant "Perspectival Realism" and the EU-funded H2020 FCCIS project.

  • Thursday, April 22
    • 2:00 PM 2:15 PM
      Welcome Address 15m
      Speakers: Prof. Michela Massimi (University of Edinburgh), Panagiotis Charitos (CERN)
    • 2:15 PM 3:15 PM
      Investing in Big Science
      Conveners: Emmanuel Tsesmelis (CERN), Rolf Heuer (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DE))
    • 3:15 PM 4:20 PM
      The Economics of Big Science
      Conveners: John William Womersley (STFC - Rutherford Appleton Lab. (GB)), Massimo Florio
    • 4:20 PM 4:40 PM
      Coffe break: Coffee break
    • 4:40 PM 5:45 PM
      The Politics of Big Science
      Conveners: Prof. Anne Glover (President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.), Dr Sibylle Anderl (Astrophysicist, Science Writer, and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung science journalist)
    • 5:45 PM 7:00 PM
      Roundtable: Problems and prospects for sustainable and responsible Big Science investments
      Convener: Andrea Taroni (Nature )
    • 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
      Scientific progress and social progress
      Conveners: Alexander Bird (University of Cambridge), Prof. Michela Massimi (University of Edinburgh)
      • 2:00 PM
        Scientific progress and social progress  - I 30m
        Speaker: Alexander Bird (University of Cambridge)
      • 2:30 PM
        Scientific progress and social progress - II 30m
        Speaker: Prof. Michela Massimi (University of Edinburgh)
    • 3:00 PM 4:00 PM
      Science and Justice
      Conveners: Heather Douglas (Michigan State University), Jonathan Wolff (University of Oxford)
    • 4:00 PM 4:30 PM
      Coffee break
    • 4:30 PM 5:30 PM
      Global Governance, Big Science and European science
      Conveners: Žaneta Ozoliņa ( University of Latvia and the Director at the Centre for International Politics.), Maria Graça Carvalho (Member of the European Parliament)
      • 4:30 PM
        Global Governance, Big Science and European science 30m
        Speaker: Maria Graça Carvalho (Member of the European Parliament)
      • 5:00 PM
        Global Governance, Big Science and European science 30m
        Speaker: Žaneta Ozoliņa ( University of Latvia and the Director at the Centre for International Politics.)
    • 5:45 PM 7:00 PM
      Roudtable: Big Science investments, global governance and the question of justice
      Convener: Mona Siddiqui (University of Edinburgh)