Short interviews at World Science Forum

Short interviews at World Science Forum

From the editor-in-chief of Nature to the president of EASAC and CERN's communications advisor, we've conducted a couple of flash interviews with various speakers of the World Science Forum. What have we learned from the reproducibility crisis? What are the advisors of European academies working on? Which directions should future particle physics explore? Listen to the recordings for the details!

Science, ethics and responsibility - World Science Forum kicks off in Budapest Science, ethics and responsibility - World Science Forum kicks off in Budapest

Science, ethics and responsibility - World Science Forum kicks off in Budapest

This year's Forum focuses on the ethical problems scientists face and on the responsibility of researchers for the consequences of their scientific results. The organisers wish to consider these important issues in a broad perspective. "When talking about freedom of research we must address questions like: How to share resources between basic research and innovation? How can science funding be made more transparent and just? Why is it so crucial for scientists to take part in the policy making process?" These were the essential messages during president László Lovász's welcome speech.

Stellar Evolution in Real Time: Models Consistent with Direct Observation of Thermal Pulse in T Ursae Minoris
Stellar Evolution in Real Time: Models Consistent with Direct Observation of Thermal Pulse in T Ursae Minoris

Stellar Evolution in Real Time: Models Consistent with Direct Observation of Thermal Pulse in T Ursae Minoris

Most aspects of stellar evolution proceed far too slowly to be directly observable in a single star on human timescales. The thermally pulsing asymptotic giant branch is one exception. The combination of state-of-the-art modelling techniques with data assimilated from observations collected by amateur astronomers over many decades provide, for the first time, the opportunity to identify a star occupying precisely this evolutionary stage.

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