World Conference on Basic Sciences and Sustainable Development

International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD 2022)

World Conference on Basic Sciences and Sustainable Development
September 20–22, 2022, Belgrade, Serbia
– First announcement –


United Nations Educational, Scientific
and Cultural Organization


International Year of Basic
Sciences for Sustainable Development


World Academy of Art and Science


Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts


The Club of Rome


Serbian Association of Economists


World University Consortium


Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences

PRELIMINARY AGENDA

September 20, 2022, Tuesday, Day 1

INTRODUCTORY SESSION

1. Vladimir Kostić, President, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
2. Aleksandar Vlahović, President, Serbian Association of Economists
3. Ana Brnabić, President, Government of Serbia (tba)*
4. Shamila Naïr-Bedouelle, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences, United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
5. Michel Spiro, President, Steering Committee of the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD 2022)
6. Garry Jacobs, President and Chief Executive Officer, World Academy of Art and Science; Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, World University Consortium

SECTION 1. IMPORTANCE OF BASIC SCIENCES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Session 1.1

1. Carlos Álvarez-Pereira, Member, Executive Committee, The Club of Rome, Fifty years after the ''Limits to Growth''
2. Peggy Oti-Boateng, Director, Division of Science Policy and Capacity-Building, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), ... (tbd)**
3. Michael Møller, Former Director General of the United Nations Office at Geneva; Chair, Diplomacy Forum, Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator, Switzerland, ... (tbd)
4. Maria da Graça Carvalho, Member, European Parliament; University of Lisbon, Portugal, ... (tbd)

Session 1.2
5. Nebojša Nakićenović, Member, Group of Chief Scientific Advisors, European Commission; International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria, ... (tbd)
6. Ioan Fazey, Department of Environment and Geography, University of York, UK, ... (tbd)
7. Rebekah Shirly, Director of Research, Data & Innovation for Africa, World Resources Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ... (tbc)***
8. Dragan Đuričin, Department of Business Economics and Management, Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, Serbia, Impact of double paradigm change in economic theory on Big Science

SECTION 2. ADVANCED BASIC RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS AND PHYISCS
Session 2.1

1. W. Hugh Woodin, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, ... (tbd)
2. Luis C. Ho, Director, The Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Peking University, China, Black holes
3. Grigory Trubnikov, Director, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), Dubna, Russia, NICA Project
4. François Légaré, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, Ultrafast optical methods for probing and controlling dynamics in molecules and solids

Session 2.2
5. Eli Shmuel Glasner, Department of Mathematics, Tel Aviv University, Israel, ... (tbd)
6. Avneet Singh, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam, Germany, Gravitational waves
7. Michael Benedikt, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva, Switzerland, Future circular colliders: Planning a research infrastructure for the 21st century
8. Nebojša Nešković, Secretary General, World Academy of Art and Science; President, Serbian Chapter of the Club of Rome, Crystal rainbows as the complex and catastrophic phenomena

September 21, 2022, Wednesday, Day 2

Section 3. ADVANCED BASIC RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY AND BIOLOGY
Session 3.1

1. Yury Gogotsi, College of Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Synthesis and modification of inorganic materials
2. Roman Jerala, National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Protein origami
3. Paul C. W. Davies, Director, Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA, ... (tbc)
4. Aleksandr Bugay, Director, Laboratory of Radiation Biology, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia, Impact of radiation on the central nervous system in an interplanetary mission

Session 3.2
5. Tijana Rajh, Director, School of Molecular Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA,
6. Tatjana Parac-Vogt, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, Synthetic enzymes
7. Richard B. Hoover, US Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL, USA; Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology, University of Buckingham, UK, Astrobiology
8. Miroslav Adžić, Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia, ... (tbd)

SECTION 4. ADVANCED MULTIPLE DISCIPLINARY BASIC RESEARCH
Session 4.1

1. Karine Chemla, Director of Research, French National Centre for Scientific Research, ... (tbd)
2. Yuri Oganessian, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia, Island of stability in the periodic table of chemical elements
3. László Forró, Laboratory of Physics of Complex Matter, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, Research of complex matter

Session 4.2
4. Ivan Gutman, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, What is mathematical chemistry?
5. Jana Kolar, Executive Director, Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium (CERIC), Basic research within CERIC
6. Huimin Zhao, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA, Directed evolution of enzymes

SECTION 5. CONNECTIONS OF BASIC SCIENCES WITH OTHER SCIENCES, INNOVATION, AND ENGINEERING
Session 5.1

1. Jaroslav Nešetřil, Director, Institute of Theoretical Computer Science, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, ... (tbd)
2. Càndid Reig, Department of Electronic Engineering, Superior Technical School of Engineering, University of Valencia, Spain, Giant magnetoresistance
3. Gordana Vunjak-Novaković, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, Tissue engineering

Session 5.2
4. Ian Freestone, Institute of Archaeology, University College London, UK, The contribution of basic sciences to the analysis of archaeological materials
5. D. Wade Hands, Department of Economics, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, USA, ... (tbc)
6. Veljko Milutinović, University of Indiana, Bloomington, IL, USA, DataFlow: A new paradigm for SuperComputing on a chip

September 22, 2022, Thursday, Day 3

SECTION 6. CONTRIBUTIONS OF BASIC SCIENCES TO MEDICINE, HEALTHCARE, AND WATER AND FOOD SECURITY
Session 6.1

1. Isaac Witz, The Shmunis School of Biomedicine and Cancer Research, The George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Israel, ... (tbd)
2. Jelena Radulović, Director, Psychiatry Reserach Institute at Montefiori Einstein (PRIME), Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY, USA, ... (tbd)
3. Junguo Liu, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, Guandong, China, ... (tbd)

Session 6.2
4. Jan H. J. Hoeijmakers, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Mechanisms of DNA repair
5. Jüri Engelbrecht, Past President, All European Academies (ALLEA); Past President, Estonian Academy of Sciences, Modeling complex signals in nerves
6. Nir Ohad, School of Plant Sciences and Food Security, The George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Israel, The role of academia in promoting sustainable food security: Lessons from the Manna Center Program for Food Safety & Security

SECTION 7. CONNECTIONS OF BASIC SCIENCES WITH ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES, CLIMATE ACTION, AND PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Session 7.1

1. Dragoslav Ćirić, JET Operations Department, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, Abingdon, UK, Thermonuclear energy: From JET via ITER to DEMO
2. Ugo Bardi, The Club of Rome, ... (tbd)
3. Jinfeng Zhou, Secretary General, China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation, Beijing; The Club of Rome, ... (tbd)

Session 7.2
4. Erika Coppola, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, Global climate change (tbc)
5. Anastassia M. Makarieva, Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, Russia ... (tbd)
6.Tanja Ćirković Veličković, University of Belgrade, Serbia, Microplastics and nanoplastics

SECTION 8. CONTRIBUTIONS OF BASIC SCIENCES TO ADVANCED EDUCATION
Session 8.1

1. Michèle Artigue, Paris Diderot University, France, Experiencing mathematics (tbc)
2. Sascha Schmeling, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva, Switzerland, CERN's education programmes
3. Susan G. Clark, School for Forestry & Environmental Studies and Institution for Social & Policy Studies, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA, ... (tbd)

Session 8.2
4. Stanislav Smirnov, Section de mathématiques, Université de Genève, Switzerland, ... (tbc)
5. John Bradley, UNESCO-Associated Centre for Microscience Experiments, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, Global Microscience Experiments Project
6. Aleksander Zidanšek, Vice-Dean, Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School, Ljubljana, Slovenia; President, Slovenian Chapter of the Club of Rome, Opportunities in science and education in the era of smart machines

CONCLUDING SESSION
1. Carlos Álvarez-Pereira, Member, Executive Committee, The Club of Rome
2. Vladimir Kostić, President, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
3. Nebojša Nešković, Secretary General, World Academy of Art and Science; President, Serbian Chapter of the Club of Rome

*(tba) – to be asked.
**(tbd) – to be determined (title).
***(tbc) – to be confirmed.