Science and Sustainability. Impacts of Scientific Knowledge and Technology on Human Society and its Environment

Proceedings of the Plenary Session | 25-29 November 2016
W. Arber, J. von Braun, M. Sánchez Sorondo (eds)
Acta 24 | Vatican City, 2020
pp. 424 | ISBN 978-88-7761-113-0


Opening Session

Word of Welcome

Werner Arber

Presentation of the Plenary Session

H.E. Msgr. Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo

Long Term Responsibility

Jürgen Mittelstraß

Neurosciences and Scientific Education Session

Sepcial Session | Cosmology on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Msgr. Georges Lemaître’s Death

The Origin of the Universe

Stephen W. Hawking

The Quantum Universe

Robbert Dijkgraaf

Thousands of New Worlds

Lisa Kaltenegger

Chemistry Session

Biology Session

Human Sciences Session

Award Ceremony of the Pius XI Medal



Czesław Olech (Mathematics)

Charles Townes (Physics)

William D. Phillips

Special Session • Energy

Physics Session

SPECIAL SESSION • Food & Nutrition – The Role of Biotechnology in Agriculture

Closing Session