Science in the 21st Century

Sep. 8th-12th 2008, Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Ontario

ANNOUNCEMENTS


Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 9:08 AM
Subject: Science in the 21st Century, final

Dear Participants,

We have finalized the schedule for next week, and you can download the program and abstracts from our website.

Should you happen to be in Toronto on Sunday evening, consider joining the pubnight on Science 2.0 - for details, see below.

Have a safe trip. Looking forward to seeing you next week!

Sabine

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Science 2.0: the future of online tools for scientists A pub night and panel with Timo Hannay, Cameron Neylon, and Michael Nielsen, hosted by Nature Network Toronto

What does the future hold for the way we do science? Are online repositories such as GenBank and the physics preprint ArXiv, or social tools such as Nature Network, about to change science profoundly? To find out, join Nature Network Toronto for an interactive panel discussion over drinks at the pub.

Date: Sunday September 7 at 7:30pm
Place: Fionn MacCool's (181 University Avenue, near corner with Adelaide), Toronto. (The trip from Toronto to Waterloo takes around 1.5 hours by car.)
Map
Contact: Jen Dodd (jen[@]jendodd.com)

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About the panelists:

Timo Hannay is Publishing Director of Nature.com at the Nature Publishing Group, publishers of Nature and over seventy other scientific journals, plus numerous online resources for scientists. He is responsible for new online initiatives in social software, databases and audio-visual content. Timo trained as a neurophysiologist at the University of Oxford and worked as a journalist and a management consultant before becoming a publisher.

Cameron Neylon is a biophysicist working in molecular biology, biophysics, and high throughput methods. He has a joint appointment as a Lecturer in Combinatorial Chemistry at the University of Southampton and as a Senior Scientist in Biomolecular Sciences at the ISIS Pulsed Neutron and Muon Facility. He is developing an electronic notebook for biochemistry labs which has lead to his involvement in the Open Research movement and to his group moving to an Open Notebook.

Michael Nielsen is a writer living just outside Toronto, Canada. He is currently working on a book about The Future of Science. One of the pioneers of quantum computation, he coauthored the standard text on quantum computation that is the most highly cited physics publication of the last 25 years. He is the author of more than fifty scientific papers, including invited contributions to Nature and Scientific American.

For more information visit Nature Network Toronto, or contact Eva Amsen (eva.amsen[@]gmail.com) or Jen Dodd (jen[@]jendodd.com).


Sent: Monday, August 18, 2008 4:01 PM
Subject: Science in the 21st Century, #4

Dear Participants of our upcoming conference

Science in the 21st Century

With three more weeks to go, the program is slowly settling

science21stcentury.org/program.html

If you find yourself scheduled at a time you will not be at PI, please let me know asap.

If you have no yet done so, please send me a title and abstract for your talk.

For questions regarding travel and accommodation, please contact Kate Gillespie

kgillespie[@]perimeterinstitute.ca

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best regards,

Sabine


Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 9:10 AM
Subject: Science in the 21st Century, #3

Dear Participants of our upcoming conference

Science in the 21st Century

We have put together a preliminary schedule that you can find on our website

science21stcentury.org/program.html

TBA means "Please send title and abstract".

For questions regarding travel and accommodation, please contact Kate Gillespie

kgillespie[@]perimeterinstitute.ca

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best regards,

Sabine


Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 5:32 PM
Subject: Science in the 21st Century, #2

Dear Participants of our upcoming conference

Science in the 21st Century, Science, Society, and Information Technology

We just finished the conference poster which you can now download from the website as a pdf. In case you would like a print version, please send me a mailing address.

If you are giving a talk and have not yet send a title and abstract, I would like to kindly remind you to please do so.

Best regards,

Sabine


Sent: Friday, April 04, 2008 8:25 AM
Subject: Science in the 21st Century, #1

Dear Participants,

Since yesterday, the registration for our conference

Science in the 21st Century,
Science, Society, and Information Technology

is open. If you receive this email, you do not need to fill out the form, but in case you have friends or colleagues who might be interested in attending our meeting, please let them know they can now register at

http://www.science21stcentury.org/

Also, at this time I would like to ask you to send me a title and abstract for your presentation. All talks will be one hour long. If you would prefer a shorter time period, please let me know. If you would like to suggest some other form of event instead of a talk (like e.g. some interactive session, or discussion), this would be welcome, also just let me know.

Please keep in mind, that the research interests of the conference participants are fairly diverse, so your presentation should be on a non-specialist level accessible to every one of us.

Further, we have added a section on our website which lists blog reactions

http://www.science21stcentury.org/discussion.html

which open the opportunity to start a discussion of interesting topics prior to the meeting. Given the interdisciplinarity of the conference, we want to encourage you to possibly identify overlapping areas of interests prior to the meeting (this might be helpful especially if you are still thinking about the content of your presentation).

You will also find on the list of participants that many of you write blogs, so get in touch.

In case you want to write a blog entry about the upcoming conference, or a topic that falls within its scope, please either let me know of it (just send an email or leave a comment on my blog), or add the technorati tag "science21" so we can find your posting.

You should have been contacted by Kate Gillespie who takes care of the travel arrangements. In case you have not heard from her, her email address is

kgillespie[at]perimeterinstitute.ca

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

Best regards,

Sabine