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Connecting Worlds: Science Meets Buddhism, Great Minds, Great Matters - Conference in the Globe

Europe/Zurich
80-1-001 (CERN)

80-1-001

CERN

Description

This panel discussion is a dialogue between Science and Buddhism. Through the presence of H.H. Gyalwang Drukpa along with scientists from CERN, it will explore areas of commonality between Buddhist philosophy and modern science.

 


Panel Discussion Participants:

His Holiness, the XIIth Gyalwang Drukpa
Professor Rolf Heuer, Director-General, CERN
Dr. Gian Giudice, Theoretical Physics Unit, CERN
Dr. Michelangelo Mangano, Theoretical Physics Unit, CERN

Moderator:

Mr. Richard Burge

Themes:

* Why is it important to understand nature?

* How does the mind perceive reality? In particular, does greater knowledge lead to greater understanding and where are the limits?

* How do you understand the origins of the universe? How do you see its future?

* How can we improve life on this planet for the future generations?

    • 10:00 12:00
      Public session – panel discussion

      Panel Discussion Participants:

      His Holiness, the XIIth Gyalwang Drukpa
      Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer, Director-General, CERN
      Dr. Gian Giudice, Theoretical Physics Unit, CERN
      Dr. Michelangelo Mangano, Theoretical Physics Unit, CERN

      Moderator:

      Ms. Katya Adler, BBC

      Themes:

      • Why is it important to understand nature?

      • How does the mind perceive reality? In particular, does greater knowledge lead to greater understanding and where are the limits?

      • How do you understand the origins of the universe? How do you see its future?

      • How can we improve life on this planet for the future generations?

    • 12:15 12:30
      Tree planting ceremony by H.H. the XIIth Gyalwang Drukpa and Director-General R. Heuer
    • 12:40 13:30
      Reception hosted by Director-General R. Heuer