22 August 2017 - 26 August 2017
Lindau, Germany

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IIASA researchers Daniela Weber and Thomas Schinko will be Austrian delegates to the prestigious 6th Lindau (Nobel Laureate) Meeting on Economic Sciences.

66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting © Christian Flemming/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting © Christian Flemming/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

Once every year, 30–40 Nobel Laureates convene at Lindau to meet the next generation of leading scientists: 400-500 undergraduates, PhD students, and post-doc researchers from all over the world. The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings foster the exchange among scientists of different generations, cultures, and disciplines.

Daniela Weber from IIASA's World Population Program (POP) and Thomas Schinko from the Risk and Resilience (RISK) Program have been invited as Austrian delegates, out of a total of only 400 young economists worldwide, to the prestigious 6th Lindau (Nobel Laureate) Meeting on Economic Sciences to be held from 22-26 August 2017, in Lindau, Germany.

The different sessions – lectures, discussions, master classes, and panel discussions – are designed to activate the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and experience between and among Nobel Laureates and young scientists. Along this line, Thomas Schinko will host a seminar  focusing on one important aspect in the climate change discourse – climate-related risks that cannot or will not be avoided by climate change mitigation or adaptation. These climate-related risks impose severe challenges to conventional economic methods and tools and require therefore not only novel socioeconomic ideas but also that this has to be incorporated in a comprehensive transdisciplinary framework, linked to theories of learning under risk and uncertainty. Schinko joined RISK in 2014 to study comprehensive climate risk management. 

Since 2010, Weber has been working at POP, researching on international perspectives of aging and health of population over 50 years, and investigating determinants of cognitive as well as physical aging. Currently, Weber is part of the ERC funded Reassessing Ageing from a Population Perspective (Re-Ageing) project. Among other things, the Re-Ageing project ascertains the extent to which advanced societies are actually aging in multiple dimensions, including health, cognitive abilities, and longevity. She has recently received three awards for her dissertation entitled "An International Perspective on Aging and Cognitive Decline".

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