Nobel Prize winner to reveal the key for world peace and prosperity

Professor Dan Shechtman, awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, will talk about the key to world peace and prosperity in the 2017 Sofia Science Festival.

According to the professor technology entrepreneurship can build thriving economies and the key is hidden in the start-up industry and development of young motivated engineers who can serve as role models.

The 34 science talks that will take place between 11th and 14th May will answer a variety of question from “How to protect yourself from financial frauds?” to “How colours can change moods and attitudes?”

Timandra Harkness, a mathematician, writer, stand-up comedian, honoured Big Data lecturer in the University of Winchester and a BBC Radio 4 presenter, will argue that technologies can turn the world into a better place.

Ewan Henderson, an ambassador of “The Lost Distillery”, member of the UK Science Festival and various other science fests, will reveal the amount of science that a bottle of whiskey consists.

Sofia Tech Park will also welcome the Polish zoologist Dr. Joanna Bagniewska who holds an MA and Ph.D. from Oxford University and is currently a lecturer at Reading University.

She will be talking about the way that the so-called ‘trophy hunting’ endangers the wildlife in Africa.

The Bulgarian biologist Desislava Hlebarska will be discussing personal medicine and how some of the severest diseases can be threatened with therapies and medicine worked out specifically for the individual depending on their genetic structure.

The majority of the talks will be free and seats can be booked HERE.

However, some of the talks will require a ticket that costs 5 leva. They can be purchased online from Eventim.

Found in 2011 by the British Council in Bulgaria under the patronage of the Ministry of Education and Science and Sofia Municipality.


Photo: Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

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