four days of celebrating science, skepticism and critical thinking - 40 speakers from 4 continents

8 11 September 2011

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40 speakers

  • Hayley Stevens @Hayleystevens host of the Righteous Indignation podcast, is a respected skeptical paranormal researcher and the founder of the British Anomalistic Research Society
  • Ali Arbia @zoonpolitikon PhD candidate at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and blogs as zoon politikon at ScienceBlogs.de
  • Amardeo Sarma @amardeo Chair of the German-language Skeptic society GWUP and the European Council of Skeptical Organisations ECSO and a fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
  • Andreas Fischlin ETH Zurich; lead author of Ecosystems chapter of the Assessment Report Four Climate Change 2007 of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
  • Annemarie Pieper professor emerita of philosophy of the University of Basle (CH), former presenter of the Swiss TV programme Sternstunde Philosophie and author of numerous books
  • Dr. Barbro Walker trained education scientist and consultant for neuroscience and learning at the Education Authority in Darmstadt (D)
  • Beda Stadler professor of immunology and Director of the Institute of Immunology at the University of Berne (CH)
  • Christopher C. French @chriscfrench founder and head of the Anomalistic psychology Research Unit at Goldsmiths College, University of London
  • Christine Mohr Professor at the Institute of Psychology at the University of Lausanne
  • Cristina Rad @ZOMGitsCriss Skeptic blogger and video maker, Cristina Rad likes to address the conflicts between secular and religious views
  • Edzard Ernst @edzardernst UK’s first Chair in Complementary Medicine; founder/editor-in-chief of 2 medical journals; co-author of Trick or Treatment with Simon Singh
  • Erich Eder lecturer at the University of Vienna; co-founded the Society for critical thinking (GWUP Vienna) and AG-ATHE (Agnostics and Atheists for a Secular Austria)
  • Eugenie Scott Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education in Oakland CA
  • Felix Schürmann PhD in physics; General Project Manager of EPF Lausanne’s Blue Brain Project
  • Florian Freistetter astronomer who has worked at the observatory of Jena University and the Institute of Astronomical Computation, Heidelberg; author of blog Astrodicticum Simplex
  • Holm Gero Hümmler physicist, management consultant and Wing Tjuen Kung Fu trainer
  • John Ray journalist and blogger whose work on the «9/11 Truth Movement» has appeared in, among others, Skeptic Magazine and Skeptical Inquirer
  • Julia Offe @scienceslampe biologist, freelance science journalist and founder of the Hamburg GWUP; popularised Science slams in Germany and blogs on scienceblogs.de
  • Kathryn Schulz @kathrynschulz author of Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error; freelance writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, TIME Magazine, Foreign Policy et.al
  • Lars Fischer @Fischblog hemist and works as a science journalist for «Spektrum der Wissenschaft». He also oversees the blog portal SciLogs.de and is author of the «Fischblog»
  • Lawrence Krauss @LKrauss1 theoretical physicist and Director of the Origins Project at the Arizona State University; author of several books including The Physics of Star Trek
  • Luigi Garlaschelli chemist at the University of Pavia, he regularly challenges pseudoscientific claims
  • Melody Swartz professor at the Institute of Bioengineering at the EPF Lausanne
  • Michael Schmidt-Salomon philosopher and the spokesman of the Giordano Bruno Foundation. He is the author of numerous books, such as Manifesto for an Evolutionary Humanism

Coverage of Denkfest

17 sessions

Day 1 from 4pm to 10pm Thursday 8th September 2011

Day 2 from 8am to 11:15pm Friday 9th September 2011

Day 3 from 8am to 11:30pm Saturday 10th September 2011

Day 4 from 9:15am to 4:15pm Sunday 11th September 2011

26 known attendees

  • Hayley Stevens
  • ali
  • Amardeo Sarma
  • Andreas Fischlin
  • Dr. Barbro Walker
  • Chris French
  • Christine Mohr
  • Cristina Rad
  • Edzard Ernst
  • Eugenie Scott
  • Felix Schürmann
  • Florian Freistetter
  • Julia Offe
  • Kathryn Schulz
  • Lars Fischer
  • Lawrence Krauss
  • Luigi Garlaschelli
  • Melody Swartz
  • Rose Shapiro
  • Samantha Stein
  • Sanal Edamaruku
  • Andreas Von Gunten
  • Christoph B. Keller
  • Andi Koch
  • Andreas Kyriacou
  • Max Coltheart

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