Research versus fake news
This event is organized in cooperation with the newspaper “Die Presse”
Complex problems such as the energy and climate crisis, inflation, and the coronavirus pandemic present humanity with difficult decisions. In times of crisis in particular, science has an important role to play by analyzing complicated processes and explaining them in a comprehensible way. This not only reduces uncertainty, but also makes evidence-based decisions possible in the first place. But anti-scientific currents are also spreading with the help of social media. We will talk to representatives from academia and business about how science can fight back.
Katharina Miko-Schefzig, Sociologist, Head of the Competence Center for Empirical Research Methods, WU Vienna
Alexander Bogner, Sociologist, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Katharina Miko-Schefzig, Sociologist, Head of the Competence Center for Empirical Research Methods, WU
Martin Moder, Science Busters
Barbara Streicher, Managing Director, ScienceCenter-Netzwerk
Alice Senarclens de Grancy, Head of the “Wissen & Innovation” section, Die Presse
This event is an in-person event and will take place on campus. There will be no livestream.
c) Miko-Schefzigc) Schedl(ÖAW) c) Ingo Pertramer c) Michael Kobler / Verein ScienceCenter-Netzwerk
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