Official Opening 2013
BREAKING THE WALL OF HIV INFECTION. How Epidemiology and Prevention in Young Women Can Achieve an AIDS-free Generation
BREAKING THE WALL TO UNEXPLORED SPACE. How the Rosetta Mission Achieved Mankind's First Close Encounter With a Comet
Breaking the Wall of Data Deluge. How Efficient Data Exploration Enables New Scientific Discoveries.
BREAKING THE WALL OF MEDICAL IMPRECISION. How Responsive Nanomaterials Take Medicine to the Next Level
Breaking the Wall of Tropical Diseases. How the Tropical Laboratory Initiative is Increasing Access to Healthcare in Low Resource Countries
BREAKING THE WALL OF SOCIAL ISOLATION. How Dementia Research Improves the Lives of Patients and Caregivers
Breaking the Wall of Quantum Weirdness. How Experiments Reveal Photon Schizophrenia.
Breaking the Wall of Traditional Electronics. How Embracing Disorder in Nanotechnology May Lead to Quantum Machines
BREAKING THE WALL OF FOOD INSECURITY. How Crops Diversity Can Sustain Global Food Supply
BREAKING THE WALL OF SLAVERY. How Social Science Combats Unfree Labour in the Global Economy
BREAKING THE WALLS OF THE NATION-STATE THROUGH INTERDEPENDENT CITIES. How a Global Parliament of Cities Can Establish a Sustainable Democracy
Breaking the Wall that Limits Evolution. How Sexual Recombination Accelerates Adaptation.
BREAKING THE WALL BETWEEN GENE SCIENCE AND ETHICS. How Philosophy Can Provide Frameworks for a Global Biotech Revolution
BREAKING THE WALL OF FAILED INTEGRATION. How Refugee Studies Turn Burden into Benefit
BREAKING THE WALL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES. How Genetics Provides New Tools for Understanding Innate Immunity
BREAKING THE WALL OF EXTREME POVERTY. How Economic Growth in India Shows the Way for Other Developing Countries
Breaking the Wall of Childhood Obesity. What Parents, Politics, and Vegetables Can Do
Host of Session 2
Breaking the Wall between Excellence and Capacity Building. Should Europe Favour One or Go for Both?
Breaking the Wall of Brain Degeneration. How Population Studies Can Help Prevent Neurodegenerative Diseases
Breaking The Wall Of Inaccessible Drugs. How Innovative Healthcare Finance Increases Treatment Coverage for HIV, Malaria and TB
Breaking the Wall Around the Secrets of Our Origins. How Early Hominids and Their Paleoenvironments Can Explain Our Species
Breaking the Wall of the Polling Booth. How Electoral Psychology Enlightens Democratic Citizenship
Breaking the Wall of Gambling. How Multi-Sited Anthropology Can Transform Gambling Regulation
Breaking the Wall of Two Cultures. Science and Humanities After Climate Change.
BREAKING THE WALL TO PRECISE GENE SURGERY. How a Bacterial Defence System Revolutionises Biomedical Research
BREAKING THE WALL OF CORRUPTION. Why Curbing Kleptocracy is Essential to Global Security
On Sticks, Stones, and Walls. Keynote at the Welcome Reception, Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin
Breaking the Wall of Sustainable Chemistry. How Modern Alchemy Can Lead to Inexpensive and Clean Technology
Breaking the Wall of Diseases. Is Personalized Medicine Going to Cure All Human Maladies?
Breaking the Wall of Child Mortality. How Immunisation and Malaria Control are Saving Senegal's New Generations
Breaking the Wall of Nature and Nurture. How Genes and Environment Combine to Affect Our Life Course
Breaking the Wall of National History. How Looking Beyond the Nation-State Helps Us Understand the Past, and Perhaps the Future
BREAKING THE WALL OF LIVING LONGER, BETTER. How Technology and Innovation Will Invent a New Future of Old Age
BREAKING THE WALL TO ANCIENT KNOWLEDGE. How the Digital Humanities Help Us Think About the Past to Invent the Future
BREAKING THE WALL OF CYBERATTACKS. How Cybersecurity Research Defends Our Critical Infrastructures
BREAKING THE WALL OF THE DARK UNIVERSE. How Gravitational Waves Let Us Hear the Sound of Space
Breaking the Wall of Inaccessible Knowledge. How Digitization Can Democratize Culture
Breaking the Wall of Computer Stupidity. How Wavelet Analysis Improves Geophysics, Biology and Art History
BREAKING THE WALL TO NEUROENGINEERING. How Novel Methods in Neuroscience Open up New Horizons in Research and Therapy
Breaking the Wall of Quantum Cinema. How High Speed X-Ray Lasers will Allow Us to Make Life Reports from Molecules at Work and from Chemical Reactions
Breaking the Wall of Limited Resources. What Catalysis Can Do to Save Energy and Create Materials.
BREAKING THE WALL OF GLOBAL POVERTY. How Development Economics Changes the Lives of the World’s Poorest
BREAKING THE WALL OF COAL. How Climate Science Calls For Radical Changes in Energy Policy
Breaking the Wall to the Future. How Art Can Use Feelings for Time to Co-Produce Space and Society
BREAKING THE WALL OF FAMINE. How Molecular Plant Physiology Creates Drought Tolerant Crops
BREAKING THE WALL AROUND VULNERABLE MEGACITIES. How the Study of Past Civilisations Can Help the Cities of the Future
BREAKING THE WALL TO A NEW AGE OF ELECTRONICS. How Micro- and Optoelectronics Lead to Transparent and Paper Transistors
BREAKING THE WALL TO COOPERATIVE MEDICINE. How Open Systems and New Incentives Will Redefine Healthcare
BREAKING THE WALL OF THE MIND. How Computational Neuroscience Can Decode Thoughts and Actions
BREAKING THE WALL BETWEEN DIGITAL AND PHYSICAL. How Digital Fabrication Gives Birth To Programmable Reality
Breaking the Wall between Top-Down and Bottom-Up. Are Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches Mutually Exclusive?
BREAKING THE WALL OF THE CENTRALISED HEALTHCARE INFRASTRUCTURE PARADIGM. Where Physics and Life Meet at the Nanoscale
BREAKING THE WALL OF CLASHING CULTURES. How Sociology Can Mediate Between Islam and Western Modernity
Host of Session 1
Breaking the Wall of Timing Our History. How Trace Elements Analysis Will Help to Understand the Past of Our Planet
Breaking the Wall of Efficient Innovation. What Can Be Learned from China's Planned Capitalism
Breaking the Wall of Blindness. How Neuro Engineering can Relink Brain and Body
Breaking the Wall of Biocomplexity. How a Reactive Systems Approach May Lead to Full Dynamic Models of Multi-Cellular Organisms
Breaking the Wall to the Next Generation. Are We Providing the Right Conditions for Young Scientific Success?
BREAKING THE WALL TO MIND MACHINES. How Deep Learning Can Give Birth to General Artificial Intelligence
Breaking the Wall of the Human Mind. How Neuroscience Helps Us Read Thoughts out of Brain Activity
BREAKING THE WALL TO DIGITAL DEMOCRACY. How Socio-Physics Shapes the Future of Smart Societies
BREAKING THE WALL OF RESOLUTION IN LIGHT MICROSCOPY. How Fluorescence Microscopy Can Now Provide Images on The Nanoscale
Breaking the Wall of the Dark Side of the Oceans. How Marine Sciences Discover Hidden Resources
BREAKING THE WALL OF THE HIDDEN UNIVERSE II. What the Discovery of the Higgs Boson Tells us About Physics, Mankind and the Universe
Breaking the Wall of the Hidden Universe. How Particle Physics Can Explain the Nature of Matter.
BREAKING THE WALL TO WATER SECURITY. How Consumers, Politics, Business and Investors Can Advance Sustainable, Fair and Efficient Water Use
BREAKING THE WALL OF INFECTIONS. How Insect Science Contributes to Understanding Human Immunity
Host of Session 3
Breaking the Wall of Fusion. How the ITER Project Aims for Limitless Energy
Breaking the Walls of Complexity. How New Mathematical Methods Allow for New Solutions to Everyday Problems
Breaking the Wall in Global Maternal/Child Health. How Medicine and Politics Can Reduce the Scandalous Discrepancy between Low and High Income Countries
Breaking the Wall of Organisational Ignorance. How Visual Language Supports Decision Making about Wicked Problems and Social Messes
Breaking the Wall of Social Divide. How Political, Economic and Social Critique identifies the Five Faces of Equality.
Breaking the Wall of Manufacturing. How Symbiotic Technologies Can Reduce Environmental Impact
Breaking the Wall of Finance. Why this Current Crisis Will Be Transformational.
BREAKING THE WALL OF GENDER INEQUALITY. How Gender Balance Can Transform the Global Economy
Breaking the Wall of War. How Human Security Makes People Safe in a Global Era.
BREAKING THE WALL TO THOUSANDS OF NEW WORLDS. How Exoplanet Research is Scouting for Earth 2.0
Breaking the Wall of Internet Censorship. How Peer to Peer Wireless Mesh Networks Are Replacing Centralized Connectivity
Breaking the Wall of Unequally Distributed Diseases. How Immunology Can Contribute to One Healthy World
BREAKING THE WALL TO ABSOLUTE ZERO TEMPERATURE. How Ultracold Atomic Physics is Creating Fundamentally New Materials
BREAKING THE WALL OF COSMIC ACCELERATION. How Supernova Explosions Trace the History of the Universe
Breaking the Wall of High Level Nuclear Waste. How Partitioning & Transmutation can Help to Reduce the Radiotoxicity
Breaking the Wall of the Fossil Age. How Desertec Can Overcome Energy Resource Limitations and Global Warming.
BREAKING THE WALL TO OUR MICROBIAL SELF. How Microbiome Research Redefines Our Idea of Being Human
BREAKING THE WALL TO UNDERSTANDING CONSCIOUSNESS. How Neuroscience Explains The Rise of Experience from the Brain
BREAKING THE WALL TO NEUROEDUCATION. How the Neuroscience of Sound, Language and Music Shapes Human Communication
Breaking the Wall of Microscopic Motion. How Attophysics Captures Fastest Phenomena of the Microcosm.
Breaking the Wall Between Science and European Competitiveness
BREAKING THE WALL OF OCEAN POLLUTION. How Marine Ecology Reveals the Collapse of an Ecosystem
Breaking the Wall of the Beginning of Time. How Cosmology Will Tell Us What Happened Before the Big Bang
Breaking the Wall of Viral Drug Resistance. How Bioinformatics Can Help to Improve Aids Therapies
Breaking the Wall between Top-Down and Bottom-Up. Are Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches Mutually Exclusive?
Remarks from the EU Council Presidency
BREAKING THE WALL OF THE GLOBAL ENERGY CHALLENGE. How A Collaborative Effort Can Prevent A Worst Case Climate Scenario
Breaking the Wall of Convention. How Architecture Can Provoke New Thought
Breaking the Wall of Ecological Risk. How a Cultural Shift in Economics and Politics Can Ensure the Earth's Security
BREAKING THE WALL OF INDIFFERENCE IN WAR AND DISEASE. How Aid Organisations Call On World Leaders to Protect the Humanitarian Space
Breaking the Wall of Pain. How Ethnography Can Help to Identify the Hidden Epidemic of the Global South
BREAKING THE WALL TO EARLY DISEASE DETECTION. How Liquid Biopsy Can Revolutionize Medical Diagnostics
BREAKING THE WALL OF THE MUSEUM. How Anthropology Investigates the Cultural Heritage of the Future
BREAKING THE WALL TO A STATE OF INNOVATION. How to Debunk Myths About the Public Sector and Achieve More Inclusive Growth
Breaking the Wall to Control Fusion Power. How Tokamak Research is Paving the Way for Successful Fusion Energy Reactors
BREAKING THE WALL OF TRADITIONAL COMPUTING. How the Human Brain Project Can Contribute to a Fundamentally New Paradigm of Information Processing
Keynote on the Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall (2011)
Official Opening of the Falling Walls Conference 2014
Keynote. Breaking the Walls of the 21st Century. (2009)
BREAKING THE WALL OF THE NANOSCALE. How Super-Resolution Microscopy Reveals New Dimensions of Life
Breaking down the Breakthroughs
Breaking the Wall of Research Funding. What Funding Can Do to Enable - and to Disrupt - Research Excellence.
Breaking the Wall around Ancient Greece. How to Imagine the Classics in the 21st Century
Breaking the Wall between Mind and Machine. How Neurotechnology Can Expand Human Capacity for Action.
BREAKING THE WALL OF CORRUPTION. How Good Governance Becomes the Last Stage of Democratic Revolutions
Breaking the Wall of Bad Taste. How Psychophysics and Neurophysiology Can Improve our Food Choices
BREAKING THE WALL TO UNDERSTANDING DISEASE. How Evolutionary Biology Explains Why we Get Sick
BREAKING THE WALL OF RADICALISATION. How Security Studies Explore the Roots of Terror
Breaking the Wall of Neurological Disorder: How Brain-Waves Can Steer Prosthetics.
BREAKING THE WALL TO FUTURE ENERGY STORAGE. How Nanomaterials Pave the Way for Revolutionary Technologies
BREAKING THE WALL OF SLEEP. How Neuroscience Redefines the Borders Between Sleep and Wakefulness
BREAKING THE WALL OF PERSONALISED ENERGY. How Artificial Leaves Can Solve the Global Energy Crisis
Breaking the Wall of Global Debt. How Economics Can Reshape the Development Models of Europe, the US and China
Message from Kyoto
BREAKING THE WALL OF HYPER-REGULATION. How Intelligent Accountability Can Stop Bureaucratic Excess and Improve Governance
BREAKING THE WALL OF THE NEANDERTAL GENOME. How the Study of Ancient DNA Traces Human Origins
BREAKING THE WALL OF COLLECTIVE STUPIDITY. How Evolutionary Biology Explains Creativity
BREAKING THE WALL TO QUANTUM ENGINEERING. How Applied Physics Enables the Next Technological Leap
BREAKING THE WALL TO LIVEABLE CITIES. How Urban Studies Envision the New Era of the Metropolis
Breaking the Wall of Mindless Schools. How Educational Research can Contribute to Successful and Joyful Learning
Breaking the Wall of Super Materials. How Biology Inspires Nanomechanics
Breaking the Wall of Privatisation of the Commons. How Anthropology Can Help Understand Global Entanglements
Give me a Break: a Vision for Research
BREAKING THE WALL OF REALITY. How Simulations on Supercomputers Accelerate Progress
BREAKING THE WALL OF GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISES. How Macroeconomics Shape the Financial Architecture of Tomorrow
BREAKING THE WALL OF EARTH'S EXPLOITATION. How Planetary Boundaries Envision A Safe Operating Space for Humanity
BREAKING THE WALL TO TRUE PRESS FREEDOM. How Open Journalism Saves Publishing in the Digital Age
Breaking the Wall Between Earth and Sky. How Art Challenges Gravity and Light in Our Habitat
BREAKING THE WALL OF DISPLACEMENT. How Social Analysis Sheds Light on the Edges of Society
Breaking the Wall Between Science and European Competitiveness
Breaking the Wall of Uninformed Cities. How Open Data Makes Urban Life Smarter
Breaking the Wall of Energy Supply. How Heterogeneous Catalysis Can Replace Fossil Fuels
BREAKING THE WALL BETWEEN HUMAN AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. How Deep Learning Systems Are Beginning to Surpass Humans
BREAKING THE WALL OF THE DARK COSMOS. How Astronomy Explores the Past, Present and Future of the Universe
Breaking the Wall of Religious Public Opinion. How the Study of Interfaith Crosspollination in the Islamicate World can Uncover Common Ground
Breaking the Wall of Paraplegia. How Neuroscience Can Help Spinal- and Brain-Injured Patients.
BREAKING THE WALL BETWEEN BODY AND MIND. How Neuroimmunology Develops New Strategies Against Brain Ageing and Degeneration
BREAKING THE WALL OF ENERGY LOSS. How Quantum Materials Hold The Key To A New Generation of Superconductors
Breaking the Wall of Expensive Vaccines. How Automated Carbohydrate Chemistry Can Save A Life for One Euro.
BREAKING THE WALL TO A START-UP NATION. How Technological Entrepreneurship Saves Economies With Limited Natural Resources
BREAKING THE WALL OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS. How Advocacy and Activism Pave the Way for Rights and Dignity
Breaking the Wall between People. How Social Neuroscience Can Help us to Understand How we are Understood
BREAKING THE WALL OF MEDICINE SHORTAGE. How Synthetic Biology Transforms the Biosciences
BREAKING THE WALL OF MASS TRAUMA. How Psychiatric Epidemiology Can Help Reduce the Impact of Traumatic Events
Falling Walls 2014 – Dinner Speech
BREAKING THE WALL TO LIVING ROBOTS. How Artificial Intelligence Research Tries to Build Intelligent Autonomous Systems
Breaking the Wall of Infant Development. What Modern Art and Modern Books Can Do for Children and for Autism Research.
BREAKING THE WALL TO SUSTAINABLE FARMING. How Robotics and Digital Data Will Change the Future of Agriculture
Host of Session 4
Breaking the Wall of HIV. How Transplantation of Uninfectable Stem Cells Leads to Cure
BREAKING THE WALL OF CANCER’S DEFENSE. How Immunotherapy Can Become Effective Against Cancer
Breaking the Wall of Sensory Overload. How Primate Neuroscience Reveals the Mechanisms of Our Perception
Opening Falling Walls 2010
Breaking the Wall of Concrete Pollution. How Green Concrete Can Reduce the Giant Carbon Footprint of Construction.
Breaking the Wall of Seeing Atoms and Molecules. How Atomic Microscopy and Spectroscopy May Help our Understanding of Materials
Breaking the Wall of Economic Uncertainty. How Online Data Can Help us Understand the Economy
BREAKING THE WALL OF CLIMATE CHANGE. How Atmospheric Chemistry Drives Action Against Global Warming
Breaking the Walls between Economics, Physics and Geometry. How Optimal Allocation of Resources and Entropy Meet in the Non-Euclidean World
BREAKING THE WALL OF PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS. How Video Games Can Improve Brain Functioning and Treat Mental Illnesses
Breaking the Wall of Misleading National Indicators. How Economics Can Measure Real Progress
BREAKING THE WALL OF MULTI-RESISTANT SUPERBUGS. How Microbiology Can Avert a Post-Antibiotic World
Breaking the Wall of Food Insecurity. How Agricultural Science Minimizes Nematode Damage in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Official Opening at the Falling Walls Conference 2015
Breaking the Wall of Resistance to Change. How Behavioral Decision Theory Enhances Technical and Social Innovation.
BREAKING THE WALL TO THE ARTS. How the Internet Opens a New Era of Creative Expression Beyond Boundaries
BREAKING THE WALL OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION. How Forensic Architecture Reveals War’s Secrets
Breaking the Wall of Randomness. How Random Phenomena Disseminate.
BREAKING THE WALL OF QUANTUM LIFE. How Quantum Biology Lays the Groundwork for Organic Technology
Breaking The Wall of the Flat World of TV. What Three Dimensional Television Pictures Will Look Like.
Breaking the Wall of Unpunctuality. How Overcoming Equilibrium Thinking Helps Logistics in a Fluctuating World to be on Time
BREAKING THE WALL TO MEDICAL AND SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES. How a Nanotech Toolbox Can Revolutionise Medicine and Energy Storage
Breaking the Wall of Poverty. How Social Business Allows a Future for Human Kind, That Is Sustainable And Joyful.
Breaking the Wall between Science and Society
BREAKING THE WALL TO UNTAPPED GENIUS. How Capacity Building in Mathematics Lays the Foundation for Scientific Excellence
BREAKING THE WALL OF ILLUSION. How Quantum Physics Questions Our Perception of Reality