9th Swiss Biennial on Science, Technics + Aesthetics

9th Swiss Biennial on Science, Technics + Aesthetics

Neue Galerie Luzern

Neue Galerie Luzern; Robert Harris (Roger Penrose); and NASA / WMAP Science Team (The Cosmic Microwave Background, 2010).
January 28, 2012
9th Swiss Biennial on Science, Technics + Aesthetics

9. Schweizer Biennale zu Wissenschaft, Technik + Ästhetik
Special Guest:Sir Roger Penrose, University of Oxford / UK

The Large, the Small and the Human Mind – Part 2
Das Grosse, das Kleine und der menschliche Geist – Teil 2
31 March–1 April 2012
12–7 PM daily
Swiss Museum of Transport, Lucerne
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, Luzern

Organizer: Neue Galerie Luzern


The 9th Swiss Biennial on Science, Technics and Aesthetics titled The Large, the Small and the Human Mind – Part 2 on March 31 and April 1, 2012, will focus on the Orch-OR model of consciousness proposed by the British mathematician Sir Roger Penrose and his ally, the American anesthesiologist Stuart Hameroff. The proposal has been treated harshly and skeptically by materialists, AI computationalists, biologists and physicists who argue that seemingly delicate quantum computation could not possibly occur in the warm, wet and noisy brain. New knowledge about the function of the microtubules in the human brain will be presented and discussed controversely at the Lucerne meeting.

Conformal Cyclic Cosmology (CCC) is a cosmological model, proposed by Roger Penrose in the framework of general relativity and advanced by him during the past years. In CCC which Penrose will also discuss in Lucerne, the universe iterates through infinite cycles, with the future timelike infinity of each previous iteration being identified with the Big Bang singularity of the next. The Biennial offers keynotes and panel discussions with scientists from Armenia, Canada, England, France, Hungary, India, Switzerland and the US. They include topics from quantum and astrophysics, cosmology, philosophy, consciousness research, neuroscience, mathematical biology, and molecular electronics.

Keynote Speakers and Chairpersons

Prof. Dr. Anirban Bandyopadhyay, Physics and Molecular Electronics, National Institute for Material Science (NIMS), Tsukuba – Japan
Dr. Chiara Caprini, Cosmology, Institut de Physique Théorique, CNRS & CEA Saclay – France
Prof. Dr. Ruth Durrer, Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, Département de Physique Théorique, Université de Genève
Dr. Andor Frenkel, Theoretical Physics, Theoretical Physics Department, Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (KFKI), Budapest
Prof. Dr. Vahe G. Gurzadyan, Astrophysics and Cosmology, Yerevan Physics Institute, Yerevan – Armenia
Stuart Hameroff, M.D., Anesthesiology, Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson – USA
Prof. Dr. Emeritus Malcolm Longair, Astrophysics and Cosmology, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge – UK
Prof. Dr. Emeritus Ezra T. Newman, Mathematical Physics, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh – USA
Sir Roger Penrose, Mathematical Physics and Cosmology, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford – UK
Prof. Dr. Emeritus Abner Shimony, Philosophy and Physics, Boston University – USA
Prof. Dr. Jack Tuszynski, Mathematical Biology and Physics, Centre for Mathematical Biology (CMB), University of Alberta, Edmonton – Canada

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Registration (two days): CHF 120.- (Students and Senior Citzens: Concessions / with ID: CHF 90.-) – Simultaneous Interpretation

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