I.LETTER OF THE PRESIDENT KLAUS MAINZER
Dear members of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts,
after the presential election in November 2020, the new Presidium was constituted. Following the by.laws of the Academy, positions in the Academy such as deans and senate, members of the nomination committee and delegates of the countries were nominated step by step. You were asked to engage in these steps by calls of application. I thank all members of the Academy who supported us in this process of constitution.
Further on, with 1st March 2021, we start with a new staff in the Salzburg office. After the consensual resignation of the former staff, a finding committee of the presidium nominated Ms. Doris Klinda and Ms. Sofia Brunauer. The new team is distinguished by several qualifications. Doris Klinda speaks German, English, French, and Italian. In her former job as assistant to the board of the Main Association of Austrian Book Trade in the Palais Fürstenberg in Vienna, she organized conferences and assemblies and communicated with national and international institutions, just the requests of the office in Salzburg. Sofia Brunauer was trained in media informatics. Therefore, besides other tasks, she can support the Web performance of the Academy. Their E-Mail addresses are Doris.Klinda@euro-acad.eu and Sofia.Brunauer@euro-acad.eu We wish all the best for the new team in Salzburg. office team
After these legal and organisational steps of governance, it is now time to start with scientific activities in our classes. I like to encourage you to contact your deans with initiatives in favor of the Academy following our profile as European Academy. Due to Corona times, most of these activities must be online (e.g. Zoom). But, the great advantage of these online conferences and workshops is that, in principle, all our members can participate world wide without problems of time schedule and more or less expensive travelling. In the following schedule and events science news, you can find announcements of coming online-workshop, talks and conference of common interest. Please, inform the presidential office about your scientific activities in the future. A prestigious event will take place in September, when the Rings of Tolerance will be handed over in Cologne.
As further example, let me highlight another coming up event: At 28th January 2021, our honorable member, the Nobel Prize Laureat Paul Crutzen (1933-2021), passed away. Paul Crutzen was not only a distinguished natural scientist who explained the chemical-physical foundations of the ozon hole, but who engaged for the problems of the anthropocene and climate change. In June, we will have an online conference “Anthropocence and Climate Change. In Memory of Paul Crutzen”. At that meeting, we will also announce that the Academy will annually award a Paul Crutzen medal for merits with respect to the responsibilty of mankind for climate and environment and practical applications. The medal will be awarded for the first time at the festive plenary in March 2022. According to the worldwide situation of Corona, the General Assembly 2021 is postponed by the Presidium to 24th September 2021.
I look forward to meet you online or, hopefully, with physical presence in a soon future.
With kind regards
II. SCHEDULE EVENTS
9th International Conference of Alma Mater: Digital Transformation of Education, Science and Arts in Europe with EU commissioner M. Gabriel and the presidents of the World Academy of Science and Arts, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, and Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Maribor 12th-19th March 2021 (Zoom Conference)
Starting in April 2021, the Dean of Class III, Violeta Dinescu, will invite to the colloquium of digital composers which is open to all interested members. Among others, contributers are the EASA members Elia, Göttler, Haselböck, and Lengyel.
In Class II, Norbert Göttler founded the “Group of Literature” which is open to all members interested in literary exchange.
Dean Delgado (Class VII): Religionen und Identitäten in Europa: Spannungsfelder und Wechselwirkungen. Interdisciplinary Conference. Salzburg 16th-17th April 2021.
EASA & IESP: Anthropocene and Climate Change. In Memory of Paul Crutzen (1933-2021), International Zoom-Conference 28th May 2021.
Klaus Mainzer (President), Giulio Casati (Class IV), Marko Robnik (Class IV): Trends of Quantum Computing. Challenges of a Revolutionary Technology for Europe, International Zoom-Conference June 2021.
Peter Fischer-Appelt (Class VII): Widerstand im Nationalsozialismus. Eine Rede zum 100. Geburtstag von Hans Leipelt (1921-1945) am 18. Juli 2021 – Student der Weißen Rose in Hamburg und München. Zoom-Conference of the Presidential Office on 18th July 2021.
Awarding of the Tolerance Rings, Cologne in September 2021.
Vice president Harreß, Dean Dinescu (Class III), Dean Önnerfors (Class I): Symposium at the occasion of the 200th birthday of Fjodor Dostojewski, 13th November in Salzburg.
Dean Liritzis (Class IV) starts joint events with Class I (Humanities) and Class III (Arts):
- With Class I (Humanities) and Dean Onnerfors to hold a symposium on European Cultural Heritage & Natural Sciences and another one on Cultural consequences of the post Covid19 era.
- With Class III (Arts) and Dean Dinescu on a series of Specialized lectures on Arts & Science, with one or two presenters (from Class IV and III), and, initiate a European Cultural & Arts Event as the 1st European Delphiad.
III. RECEIVED PRINT PUBLICATIONS / PODCASTS/ YOUTUBES
Peter Weibel, Wunder der Medienkunst heute – ein Streifzug durch die Ausstellungen des ZKM.
Monika Fioreschy, Weaving is the crossing of time and space. GOBELINS AND SIL-ICONS.
Felix Unger, Statement: Post-Corona, New Change from Human Dimension, The Journal of Oriental Studies, Vol.30, 2020.
Markus Vogt, Christliche Umweltethik. Grundlagen und zentrale Herausforderungen, Herder: Freiburg 2021.
Klaus Mainzer: Quantencomputer. Von der Quantenwelt zur Künstlichen Intelligenz, Springer: Berlin 2021.
K. Mainzer, Leben als Maschine: Wie entschlüsseln wir den Corona-Kode? Brill Mentis 2020.
K. Mainzer, Imitating Viruses: How AI can help us be better prepared to Pandemics.
Werner Weidenfeld, Wolfgang Wessels, Funda Tekin (Hrsg.), Europa von A bis Z. Taschenbuch der Europäischen Integration, Springer 2021.
Werner Weidenfeld, Wolfgang Wessels (Hrsg.), Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2020, Nomos-Verlag 2020.
Ulrich Blum: Wirtschaftskrieg – Rivalität ökonomisch zu Ende denken, Springer 2020.
John T. Katsikadelis: Dynamic Analysis of Structures. Academic Press, Elsevier, Oxford, 2020.
Sabine Seichter: Das »normale« Kind. Einblicke in die Geschichte der schwarzen Pädagogik. Beltz GmbH, 2020.
Maiani L., Jeanloz R., Lowenthal M., Plastino W. (eds) – International Cooperation for Enhancing: International Cooperation for Enhancing Nuclear Safety, Security, Safeguards and Non-proliferation. Proceedings of the XXI Edoardo Amaldi Conference, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, Italy, October 7–8, 2019. Springer, Berlin 2020.
Maiani, Luciano, Abousahl, Said, Plastino, Wolfango (Eds.): International Cooperation for Enhancing Nuclear Safety, Security, Safeguards and Non-proliferation–60 Years of IAEA and EURATOM. Proceedings of the XX Edoardo Amaldi Conference, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, Italy, October 9-10, 2017. Springer, Berlin 2020.
Maiani, Luciano, Abousahl, Said, Plastino, Wolfango (Eds.): International Cooperation for Enhancing Nuclear Safety, Security, Safeguards and Non-proliferation. Proceedings of the XIX Edoardo Amaldi Conference, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, Italy, March 30-31, 2015. Springer, Berlin 2020.
IV. RECEIVED SCIENCE NEWS OF MEMBERS
Dean Delgado (Class VII): Religion und Toleranz. Ringvorlesung an der Universität Basel 2. März – 1. Juni 2021.
Günter Schiepek (Class II): Human Change Processes – 13th Summer School of Pschotherapy Research, Neuroscience, Nonlinear Complex Systems Seeon Monastery 31th May – 2nd June 2021.
Armin Laschet (Class V: Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia/Germany): 60th birthday 18.2.2021
Michail Sergejewitsch Gorbatschow ( Nobel Prize laureate): 90th birthday 2.3.2021
Felix Unger (Class II: Founder and Founding President): 75th birthday 2.3.2021
VI. WE HAVE TO REGRET THE DEATH OF
Gudar Bequiraj (Class IV) 11.5.2020
Andras Bragyova (Class V) 4.11.2020
Paul Crutzen (Honorary Member and Nobel Prize Laureat) 28.1.2021
Requiescant in pace.
02, March, 2021