The discovery of DNA structure: impact on life in the planet, human development and wellbeing

At a time when scientists are urged to develop high technologies, a question immediately arises – What technology can be developed/improved without the contribution of basic sciences? It is impossible to run without putting one ́s feet on the ground. Likewise, it is impossible to develop new and reliable technologies without the knowledge derived from…

5th Science-policy Forum For Biodiversity and 8th International Conference on Sustainability Science

Contributions from science to implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework Concept note The purpose of the fifth Science-Policy Forum for Biodiversity and the eighth International Conference on Sustainability Science is to provide space for scientists, policy makers and other relevant stakeholders the opportunity to discuss and make recommendations on how science, technology and innovation…

Impact of research in science education. Addressing the need for a knowledge-based society

This expert seminar was organized by Estonian Academy of Sciences and University of Tartu, supported by Horizon 2020 Twinning project “Addressing Attractiveness of Science Career Awareness” (SciCar). This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952470. SciCar – a science education project – addresses…

DDE Open Science Forum

Deep-time Digital Earth (DDE) is the first big sciences initiative of IUGS, UNESCO’s principal partner in geological sciences and one of the largest scientific unions in the world which is commemorating its 60th anniversary in 2022. Launched in late 2018, DDE has grown despite the constraints on international travel and communications imposed by the pandemic.…

A honey inspired event

Two talks will be presented: HONEY AND MORE: SCAMS, COUNTING & HEXAGONS BY PROF CHRISTIAN PIRK SOCIAL INSECTS RESEARCH GROUP, DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY & ENTOMOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA ——————————————— ANALYSIS AND HUMAN DIETRAY INTAKES OF NEONICOTINOIDS IN HONEY BY DR OVOKEROYE ABAFE MARIE CURIE SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE & RISK ASSESSMENT, SCHOOL…

NITheCS colloquium: The dawn of exascale computing in the climate sciences

NITheCS colloquium, presented by Prof Francois Engelbrecht (Global Change Institute, University of the Witwatersrand) View Invitation Dynamic climate models have become the main tools to generate detailed projections of future climate change, either globally when applied as global climate models (GCMs), or regionally when applied over limited areas of interest as regional climate models (RCMs).…