Seven SLAC and Stanford nominees had been finalists within the 2020 Falling Walls Breakthroughs of the 12 months competitors.
The annual occasion brings collectively researchers, scientists, engineers, innovators and thinkers from across the globe to debate science, politics, enterprise and media – usually in Berlin in the course of the month of November, which marks the anniversary of the autumn of the Berlin Wall. This yr, the twenty first Falling Partitions was held just about.
Main tutorial establishments nominate their breakthroughs of the yr in 10 fields of science – from life sciences to science engagement initiatives. This yr’s winners had been chosen from greater than 900 nominations representing establishments in 111 nations. The highest 10 winners in every discipline are showcased in the course of the Falling Partitions Convention/Berlin Science Week and World Science Summit, culminating within the grand finale on Nov. 9.
Stanford and SLAC finalists featured within the Falling Partitions video library embody:
CAROLYN BERTOZZI (high 10 class finalist) on “Transforming Human Health Interdisciplinarily”
YI CUI (high 10 winner) on “Efficient Batteries”
NICHOLAS EDWARDS (finalist) on “The Hidden Writing of Galen of Pergamon”
ALEX HALAVANAU (finalist) on “X-ray Lasers”
MICHELLE MONJE (high 10 class finalist) on “Brain Cancer”
SERGIU PASCA (high 10 class finalist) on “Human Neuropsychiatric Disorders”
CATERINA VERNIERI (finalist) on “The Unknown at the LHC”