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Herwig Schopper

Schopper, Herwig

Schopper, Herwig

Former Director General, CERN; Member, Board of Trustees, WAAS

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Former Director General, CERN; Member, Board of Trustees, WAAS

Herwig Schopper is the former Director General of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva, Switzerland and former Director of the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg. His fields of work include Optics, Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics. He has held various professorships in Germany and has been involved in directing several research institutes at the national and international scales. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the World Academy. He is also Fellow of the Institute of Physics, London, UK; the American Physical Society; and various academies.

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Scientific Knowledge and the Citizen   ( International Organizations ), ( Knowledge, Science & Values )
 Get Full Text in PDF Abstract How can citizens become more aware of science and how it proceeds in order to be able to form their own opinion on science based problems concerning our environment and thus participate in taking decisions relating to technical matters? Scientific knowledge is also part of human culture and contributes to the evolution of human values like faith. What role can scientific academies play in improving the trust between the public and science? It is...