Science and Survival. A focus on SARS-CoV-2 and connections between large-scale risks for life on this planet and opportunities of science to address them

Proceedings of the Plenary Session | 7-9 October 2020
J. von Braun, M. Sánchez Sorondo (eds)
Acta 26 | Vatican City 2020



Msgr. Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo

Session 1 | SARS-CoV-2 & COVID-19 and other infections – scientific insights and health policy

Session 2 | SARS-CoV-2 & COVID-19 – Global health, bio-/digital transformations, and health for all

Introduction to Session 2

Joachim von Braun

Session 3 | SARS-CoV-2 & COVID-19 – Science and the understanding of risks and uncertainties

TB control in the Covid19 era

Mohlopeni Marakalala

Closed Session for Academicians

Self-presentations of new Academicians

John D. Barrow

Self-presentation and Commemoration (+ 27 September 2020, Physics and Mathematics) Martin Rees

Commemorations of deceased Academicians

Frank Press

(+ 29 January 2020, Earth and Environmental Sciences) V. Ramanathan

Manfred Eigen

(+ 6 February 2019, Chemistry, Nobel Prize 1967) Gerhard Ertl

George V. Coyne

(+ 11 February 2020, Astrophysics) Brother Guy Consolmagno

Daniel Adzei Bekoe

(+ 5 September 2020, Chemistry–X-ray Cristallography) Felix Asante

Govind Swarup

(+ 7 September 2020, Astrophysics) Pierre Léna

Mario Molina

(+ 7 October 2020, Chemistry) Ulrich Pöschl