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    Thursday, January 13, 2005 

    9h00 – 10h30     Inauguration Session
    Walter Erdelen, Opening Remarks by Session Chair
    Koïchiro Matsuura,Director General, UNESCO Message by video
    Hans-Heinrich Wrede, Chairman, UNESCO Executive Board
    Martial Ducloy, Chair, IYP2005 International Steering Committe
    Werner Burkart, Deputy Director General of IAEA
    Robert Aymar, Director General, CERN
    François d’AubertMinister of Research of the Republic of France
    Yves Petroff, President, International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP)
    Zoran Stancic, Deputy Director-General, General Directorate of Research, European Commission
    Lebohang Moleko, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Lesotho to the United Nations
    Sergio Macho Rezende, President of FINEP, Ministry of Science and Technology of the Federative Republic of Brazil
    Pedro Sampaio Nunes, State Secretary for Science and Innovation of the Republic of Portugal


    10h30 – 11h00   Coffee Break


    11h00 – 12h00   Professor K. R. Sreenivasan (India/United States/ICTP, Italy)“Physics and development”

    12h00 – 13h00 Professor Claus Weyrich (Germany) “Innovation- A Challenge for Science and Industry”


    13h00 – 14h30   Lunch


    14h30 – 15h30   Professor Zhores Alferov (Russia, Nobel Prize in Physics 2000) “Physics and information technology”

    15h30 – 16h30   Professor Claude Cohen-Tannoudji (France, Nobel Prize in Physics 1997) “Quantum physics and its impact on daily life”


    16h30 – 17h00   Coffee Break


    17h00 – 18h00   Professor Myriam Sarachik (U.S.A) “Nanophysics and nanotechnologies: their impact in the real world”


    Friday, January 14, 2005

    9h00 – 11h00     Round Table “Physics and the socio-economical challenges of the 21st century” [Carlo Rubbia, Sylvie Joussaume, Burton Richter, Sergio Rezende, Philippe Camus]

    11h00 – 11h30   Coffee Break 

    11h30 – 12h30   Professor Denis Le Bihan (France) “Physics and Life Sciences”


    12h30 – 14h00   Lunch


    14h00 – 15h00   Professor Harold Kroto (United Kingdom, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1996) “2010, A NanoSpace Odyssey”

    15h00 – 16h00   Professor C.N.R. RAO (India) “Chemistry-Physics Interface over the Decades”


    16h00 – 16h30   Coffee Break


    16h30 – 17h30   Professor Gerard t’Hooft (Netherlands, Nobel Prize in Physics 1999) “Unified theories for elementary particles and forces”

    17h30 – 18h30   Professor Masatoshi Koshiba (Japan, Nobel Prize in Physics 2002) “Cosmology and Astrophysics in the 21st century”


    Saturday, January 15, 2005

    9h00 – 10h00     Professor Georges Charpak (France, Nobel Prize in Physics 1992) “Teaching and education in physics”


    10h00 – 10h30   Coffee Break


    10h30 – 12h30   Round Table “Public perception of Physics” [Pierre Léna, Ana Maria Cetto, Ayse Erzan, Chen Jia-Er, Marvin  Cohen, José Luis  Morán-López]

    12h30 – 13h00    Closing session

    Marvin Cohen, President, American Physical Society

    Edouard Brézin, President, French Academy of Sciences

    Koïchiro Matsuura, Director General, UNESCO

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    Starting Date 13-01-2005
    End Date 15-01-2005
    Conference type Non gouvernmental conference
    Conference Location UNESCO HQ, Paris
    Organizer UNESCO
    Partners / Sponsors European Commission, IUPAP, European Physical Society, French Physical Society, French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, ICTP, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, CERN, CNRS, CEA
    Contact Name Minella Alarcon
    Contact Email

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