ScienceOnline2010: Talks Between Generations (video) – Part 2

Sunday, January 17 at 9-10:05am
E. Science online talks between generationsBeatrice Lugger and Christian Rapp:
Description: In huge meetings around the world several organizations try to initiate a dialogue between top scientists and young researchers -the Lindau Meetings of Nobel Laureates are one of them providing numerous opportunities for an exchange of ideas and thoughts between young researchers and Nobel Laureates. The idea is to support this dialogue with a special platform in the web, where current science topics can be discussed and the talks and thoughts can be followed by a broader public. We’d like to discuss how one can initiate a continued communication process even between two meetings. Which internet/social web tools might be useful to bridge the communication habits of a younger generation with that of an older generation?
The question is if one can organize such a dialogue with a special platform in the web, where current science topics can be discussed and the talks and thoughts can be followed by a broader public.
To get some impressions of the Lindau Nobel Laureates meeting itself please visit the website, click through the archives, read in the annual reports and take a look at the actual list of Nobel Laureates who are expected to join the next meeting (the participation list of young researchers will be online by the end of April 2010).
The aim is to promote the scientific communication between generations. Five short films presented by Nature Video, show some kinds of such a dialogue. Join Laureates and young researchers as they discuss the future of medicine, consider the ethics of nanotechnologies, plan new collaborations, and seek ways to avoid dangerous climate change.
Surely there also exists a blog during the meeting and we are acitve on Facebook and Twitter. Till now the traffic on these plattforms abruptly drops down after the meetings and grows up some weeks before the next one. We’d like to find new ways to encourage a continuous dialogue.

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