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CAMPUSTALKS #22: THE SKY IS NO LONGER THE LIMIT

Tuesday 09 December 2014
Ouverture des portes : 12:00
Price : Free entrance
Location : KultuurKaffee Plan
Since their early existence humans have tried to push boundaries. This led to revolutionary discoveries, but also to war and ecological catastrophes. Today, more and more people wonder whether the possibilities are really infinite. We have reached, or even already exceeded, the limits of Earth’s natural systems. Ethical issues disallow particular kinds of scientific research or prevent hazardous trade. 
 

In this Campustalks an exciting mix of researchers from different disciplines will reflect on the limits of growth, on the role of political borders, on cultural and ethical boundaries and on calculating limits in a mathematical context.

English spoken.

 

PROGRAMME: 

12.00-12.45: Lunch

Participation to the lunch costs 7 euros.

12.45-13.45: PechaKucha Presentations

 

Speakers are:

 
  • Jean Paul Van Bendegem (VUB, CLWF): 'Till hell freezes over'
  • Dimokritos Kavadias (VUB, SKAR)
  • Dries Tys (VUB, HIST): 'Boundless seas and limited countries: maritime and land culture in the 9th and 10th centuries'
  • Gustaaf Cornelis (VUB, FILO/IDLO): 'We can’t, but we do … science and taboo'
  • Pieter Meurs (VUB, CLEA): 'The limits of globalization'

 

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