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October 31, 2020
Darmstadt, Hessen

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Wilhelm Köhler Saal - TU Darmstadt
Hochschulstraße 1
Darmstadt, Hessen, 64289
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Alfred Nordmann

Prof. Dr. Alfred Nordmann is a lecturer in philosophy and history of science and technology at the Darmstadt University of Technology. His interest in the history of science lies particularly in the emergence of new disciplines. Together with Davis Baird, he initiated the first working group on philosophical and social aspects of nanotechnology, funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. For many years he participated in the IANUS working group, which promotes both science and technical infrastructure for peace and conflict resolution. In this way, he explores how public values influence scientific and technological research.

Emily Penn

Emily Penn is a skipper, marine advocate, and director at eXXpedition. She leads an initiative that links women's health and economic well-being with finding solutions to progressive environmental problems. Emily Penn has always had a passionate interest in finding new solutions to environmental problems, especially against plastic pollution. That is why she started collecting global data. In the process, she discovered previously unknown oceanic cyclones, which are huge areas where plastic pollution accumulates. She is also a co-founder of Pangaea Explorations, which aims to give people such as scientists and filmmakers access to the most remote parts of our planet. This year, she launched the SHiFT-platform, which has helped find hundreds of effective solutions to plastic pollution in the oceans. Emily Penn offers insights and explanations of global corporations, sharing her own adventures as well as a general understanding of the pollution of our oceans, our human mindset, and future society.

Esat Sibay

Esat Sibay graduated from the London School of Economics and London Business School with a degree in Economics and a Masters in Finance. He started his career as a strategic analyst and consultant for various high-profile companies and currently serves as COO/CFO for a German technology start-up. Today, he is a thoroughly innovative and ambitious founder with core competencies in identifying new technologies, developing new business models, and much more.

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Darmstadt, Germany