Volume 3 - October 5, 2004 - Feature Articles

I.S.T. Austria - Tobias Bonhoeffer Selected as First President

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Tobias Bonhoeffer Selected as First President to Head I.S.T. Austria

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On June 28 the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (I.S.T. Austria) announced the invitation of Tobias Bonhoeffer to serve as the Institute’s first president. Bonhoeffer, a member of I.S.T. Austria’s Scientific Board, is currently the director of the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology near Munich. I.S.T. Austria’s Executive Committee has spent the past year looking for a president and it is confident that Bonhoeffer’s appointment will become effective before the end of the year.

For further information on the new president of I.S.T. Austria, please visit the I.S.T. Austria Web site.

First “Science Meets Art” Event at Essl Museum

On June 17 the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (I.S.T. Austria) invited the public to its first Science Meeting at the Essl Museum in Klosterneuburg. The focus of the panel was to discuss similarities and differences between science and art.

The discussion panel included Austrian Chancellor Dr. Alfred Gusenbauer, art collector and museum owner Karlheinz Essl, Haim Harari, head of the executive committee at I.S.T. Austria, Christian Krattenthaler, Wittgenstein laureate, Department of Mathematics, University of Vienna, conceptual artist Eva Schlegel, and I.S.T. Austria’s head of communication Oliver Lehmann, who moderated the session.

Discussion panelImage courtesy of I.S.T. Austria

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