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EuroScience Open Forum 2014

5 Nobel Laureates attending EuroScience Open Forum in Copenhagen

4,500 delegates and 30,000 visitors are expected for EuroScience Open Forum 2014 that takes place in Copenhagen this summer -- Registration for the forum has now opened

The organisers of EuroScience Open Forum 2014 (ESOF2014) have announced some of the names that will top the bill at the science forum from 21-26 June.

The Nobel Laureates Daniel Kahnemann, Princeton University, Serge Haroche, Collège de France, Brian Schmidt, Australian National University, Ada Yonath, Weizmann Institute of Science, and Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, will be among the speakers.

During EuroScience Open Forum 2014 they will join global leaders in science policy and innovation such as European Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and founding partner of Gehl Architects Jan Gehl to discuss in what direction global research and innovation is developing.

The first announcement of speakers at ESOF2014 coincides with the opening of registration for the event at the ESOF2014 web site http://esof2014.org/.

EuroScience Open Forum is organised by the Danish Ministry for Science, Innovation and Higher Education. It is expected that around 4.500 scientists, young researchers, students, innovators, policy makers and media people will attend the conference to discuss themes such as The healthy society, A revolution of the mind and Learning in the 21st century.

- ESOF's objective is to build bridges between science and society and to make sure young people in particular become more interested in science and innovation. It is fantastic that some of the biggest stars from the world of science will be taking part. ESOF will be an exciting platform for a conference and a festival where ideas will flourish. Here researchers will have the opportunity to present and discuss what they are passionate about with decision makers, media professionals and ordinary citizens, says the Danish Minister for Science, Innovation and Higher Education Morten Østergaard.

In tandem with the scientific conference, the delegates and the public will be invited to join six days' of engaging activities during the Science in the City Festival that will also take place in The Carlsberg City District. 30.000 visitors are expected for the festival.

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