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Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft: Ein vertrauensvoller Dialog

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ISBN: 9783662594667 Year: Pages: 295 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-59466-7 Language: German
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Social Sciences
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Dieses Open-Access-Buch hat das Anliegen, das Zusammenspiel von Wissenschaft, Medien und Öffentlichkeit zu analysieren und nach Wegen zu suchen, es zu verbessern. Die Publikation wurde mit Mitteln der Daimler und Benz Stiftung, der Körber-Stiftung, der Stiftung Mercator sowie der VolkswagenStiftung gefördert und initiiert vom Arbeitskreis „Wissenschaft und Forschung“ des Bundesverbands Deutscher Stiftungen (Leitung: Jörg Klein, Matthias Mayer, Cornelia Soetbeer, Felix Streiter). Nicht nur der unabhängige Journalismus, sondern auch Forscherinnen und Forscher und ihre in jahrelanger Arbeit gewonnenen wissenschaftlichen Ergebnisse werden in Zweifel gezogen und als fragwürdig abgetan. Auch hierzulande finden sich immer mehr Bürger bereit, schulterzuckend an „alternative Fakten“ zu glauben. Neben der Evolutionstheorie reüssiert der Kreationismus, entgegen den Statistiken zum volksgesundheitlichen Wert von Impfungen gewinnen Impfgegner an Boden. Wie können Öffentlichkeitsarbeiter und Journalisten mit dieser brisanten Entwicklung umgehen? Was bedeutet sie für Wissenschaftler, Forschungseinrichtungen, Universitäten oder Stiftungen? Mit welchen Inhalten und mit welchen Medienformaten erreichen sie eine Öffentlichkeit, die zunehmend bereit ist oder auch dazu verführt wird, rasche und eingängige Antworten zu akzeptieren, und sich von einer fundierten Auseinandersetzung etwa mit den Ursachen des Klimawandels nicht selten überfordert fühlt? Wie kann es grundsätzlich gelingen, ein Klima des Vertrauens herzustellen, das letztlich die Basis für solche Diskurse darstellt? Für das Buch Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft: Ein vertrauensvoller Dialog. Positionen und Perspektiven der Wissenschaftskommunikation heute baten die Herausgeber – Dr. Johannes Schnurr (Pressesprecher der Daimler und Benz Stiftung) und Prof. Dr. Alexander Mäder (Professor für digitalen Nachrichtenjournalismus an der Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart) – Journalisten und Öffentlichkeitsarbeiter, Wissenschaftler, Blogger sowie Vertreter von Stiftungen und Forschungseinrichtungen, zu erläutern, wie sie sich – persönlich – diesem gesamtgesellschaftlichen Trend zur reinen Meinung entgegenstellen und mit welchen Methoden sie das öffentliche Ansehen der Wissenschaft stärken möchten. Der Band beleuchtet die aktuelle Situation aus der Perspektive unterschiedlicher Interessenvertreter in diesen Bereichen und sucht neben einer Bestandsaufnahme nach Lösungsansätzen.

Obsessed by a Dream

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Book Series: Springer Biographies ISBN: 9783030263386 Year: Pages: 511 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-26338-6 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Science (General) --- Mathematics
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This Open Access biography chronicles the life and achievements of the Norwegian engineer and physicist Rolf Widerøe. Readers who meet him in the pages of this book will wonder why he isn't better known. The first of Widerøe's many pioneering contributions in the field of accelerator physics was the betatron, the second, the linear accelerator, both summarized in a 27 page PhD. The betatron revolutionized the fields of cancer treatment through radiation therapy and also nondestructive testing; hospitals worldwide installed Widerøe's machine and today’s modern radiation treatment equipment is based on his inventions. The most recent renaissance of the linac provides unprecedented x-ray intensities at Free Electron Laser (FEL) facilities in operation and construction worldwide. . Widerøe’s story also includes a fair share of drama, particularly during World War II when both Germans and the Allies vied for his collaboration. Widerøe held leading positions in multinational industry groups and was one of the consultants for building the world's largest nuclear laboratory, CERN, in Switzerland. He gained over 200 patents, received several honorary doctorates and a number of international awards. The author, a professional writer and maker of TV documentaries, has gained access to hitherto restricted archives in several countries, which provided a wealth of new material and insights, in particular in relation to the war years. She tells here a gripping and illuminating story.

Purpose-driven Organizations

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ISBN: 9783030176747 Year: Pages: 138 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-17674-7 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Business and Management
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A higher purpose is not simply about profit. Symbolising the motivations of our actions and efforts, it reflects something much more aspirational and contributes to our global society. This open access book offers novel solutions to ensure employees support a wider organizational meaning whilst guaranteeing that the company benefits from the employee’s individual sense of purpose. Advocating a shift from previous models and theories, this book contributes to debate and offers insight for both scholars and practitioners. The chapters bring together academic rigour and practical models to help readers distinguish between the fads and influential strategies. Exploring the development of purpose at each level of business, from strategy and leadership to communication, this book avoids theoretical jargon and provides new approaches to building sustainable purpose-driven organizations. This is an Open Access book sponsored by DPMC Spain, UIC Barcelona and Corporate Excellence - Centre for Reputation Leadership

Information—Consciousness—Reality

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Book Series: The Frontiers Collection ISBN: 9783030036331 Year: Pages: 662 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-03633-1 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Philosophy --- Science (General) --- Mathematics
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This open access book chronicles the rise of a new scientific paradigm offering novel insights into the age-old enigmas of existence. Over 300 years ago, the human mind discovered the machine code of reality: mathematics. By utilizing abstract thought systems, humans began to decode the workings of the cosmos. From this understanding, the current scientific paradigm emerged, ultimately discovering the gift of technology. Today, however, our island of knowledge is surrounded by ever longer shores of ignorance. Science appears to have hit a dead end when confronted with the nature of reality and consciousness. In this fascinating and accessible volume, James Glattfelder explores a radical paradigm shift uncovering the ontology of reality. It is found to be information-theoretic and participatory, yielding a computational and programmable universe.

The Psychology of Silicon Valley

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ISBN: 9783030273644 Year: Pages: 314 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-27364-4 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Psychology --- Business and Management --- Biology
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Misinformation. Job displacement. Information overload. Economic inequality. Digital addiction. The breakdown of democracy, civility, and truth itself. This open access book explores the conscious and unconscious norms, values, and characteristics that drive behaviors within the high-tech capital of the world, Silicon Valley, and the sector it represents. In an era where the reach and influence of a single industry has the potential to define the future of our world, it has become apparent just how little we know about the organizations driving these changes. The Psychology of Silicon Valley offers a revealing look inside the mind of world’s most influential industry and how the identity, culture, myths, and motivations of Big Tech are harming society. The book argues that the bad values and lack of emotional intelligence borne in the vacuum of Silicon Valley will have lasting consequences on everything from social equality to the future of work to our collective mental health. Katy Cook expertly walks us through the psychological landscape of Silicon Valley, including its leadership, ethical, and cultural problems, and artfully explains why we cannot afford to ignore the psychology and values that are behind our technology any longer.

Climate-Smart Food

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ISBN: 9783030182069 Year: Pages: 201 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-18206-9 Language: English
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Subject: Social Sciences --- Science (General) --- Geography --- Environmental Sciences --- Agriculture (General)
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This open access book asks just how climate-smart our food really is. It follows an average day's worth of food and drink to see where it comes from, how far it travels, and the carbon price we all pay for it. From our breakfast tea and toast, through breaktime chocolate bar, to take-away supper, Dave Reay explores the weather extremes the world’s farmers are already dealing with, and what new threats climate change will bring. Readers will encounter heat waves and hurricanes, wildfires and deadly toxins, as well as some truly climate-smart solutions. In every case there are responses that could cut emissions while boosting resilience and livelihoods. Ultimately we are all in this together, our decisions on what food we buy and how we consume it send life-changing ripples right through the global web that is our food supply. As we face a future of 10 billion mouths to feed in a rapidly changing climate, it’s time to get to know our farmers and herders, our vintners and fisherfolk, a whole lot better. ;

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