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The Programme of
the 49th Session
Science for Peace The World Over
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Opening Lecture
Science for Peace the World Over
Professor Antonino Zichichi
 
 

Session 1 – SCIENCE AND CULTURE NEEDED IN THE III MILLENNIUM

ONGOING PROJECT 1 - Managing Large Projects that Depend on New Technology: The CERN Approach
Professor Thomas Taylor

ONGOING PROJECT 2 - The LAA Project
Professor Antonino Zichichi, Professor Horst Wenninger

ONGOING PROJECT 3 - The ELOISATRON Project
Professor William A. Barletta

ONGOING PROJECT 4 - The International and National Scholarships Project
Professor Antonino Zichichi

ONGOING PROJECT 5 - Extreme Energy Events
Professor Luisa Cifarelli, Dr. Giancarlo Righini


Session 2 – CLIMATE

ONGOING PROJECT 6 - The Polish Scientific Strategy on Climate
Professor Jan Szyszko

PRELIMINARY PROJECT 24 - What Science could do in Climate

Computation as a substitute for a nonexistent theory and data free empiricism
Professor Christopher Essex
Empirical methods for testing climate models against observations
Dr. Ross McKitrick
Glimpsing short term climate beyond data and model limitations by capturing slow modes
Professor Anastasios Tsonis


Session 3 – THE SCIENCE OF COMPLEX NETWORKS

PROJECT 9 - Control Planetary Emergencies Using the Science of Complex Networks

Why the Science of complex networks fits in a New Manhattan Project
Professor Dr. Robert Schock
The Science of complex networks
Professor Dr. Eckehard Schöll
Integrated assessment modeling
Professor Keywan Riahi
Smarter urban dynamics
Dr. Michele Berlingerio
Catastrophic risk and security
Dr. Sally Leivesley


Session 4 – NUCLEAR ENERGY AND SAFETY

PROJECT 10 - Nuclear Safety Centre: A Priority for the New Manhattan Project

Options for Establishing a New Manhattan Project Nuclear Safety Centre
Professor Carmine Difiglio
Achieving a Stronger International Safety Regime
Dr. Hans-Holger Rogner, Dr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin
Why the Culture of Safety is a Critical Concern for the Future Expansion of Nuclear Power
Dr. Robert Budnitz
Vulnerabilities of Existing and Planned Nuclear Infrastructure to Terrorism or Sabotage
Dr. Anita Nilsson

Comments
Dr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin

Comments
Charles McCombie

PROJECT 11 - Novel Technology for Nuclear Safeguards, Security snd Nonproliferation

Improving Resilience to Radiological Threats
Professor Roberto G.M. Caciuffo
Neutron Detectors for Nuclear Safeguards Applications
Professor Giuseppe Groin
Fast Neutron Interrogation Devices for Nuclear Security Applications
Professor Roberto G.M. Caciuffo


Session 5 – THE FUTURE OF CYBER SECURITY

PROJECT 12 - Development, Analysis and Evaluation of Cyber Resilience Strategies
Introduction
Dr. H. Tourè
Development, Analysis and Evaluation of Cyber Resilience Strategies
Professor Axel Lehmann, Professor Udo Helmbrecht

PRELIMINARY PROJECT 25 - The Cyber World in 2030
Dr. Pavan Duggal

PRELIMINARY PROJECT 26 - The Normative Challenges of Cyber Security: Prerequisites of a Universal Secure Cyber Space
Ambassador Henning Wegener


Session 6 – STUDIES IN CONFLICTS AND TERRORISM

PRELIMINARY PROJECT 27 - Young People’s Radicalization and Terrorism
Dr. Lydia Wilson

PROJECT 13 - Countering Terrorism Threats in Smart Cities: A Concept Demonstration Using Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to Protect Critical Infrastructure

A concept demonstration using UAS to protect critical infrastructure
Professor Annette Sobel, Professor Friedrich Steinhäusler
Overview of energy critical infrastructure
Professor Robert Duncan
UAS platforms for surveillance for critical infrastructure protection
Dr. Alan Leigh Moore


Session 7 – ORGANIZING PLANETARY DEFENCE AGAINST COSMIC OBJECTS

PROJECT 14 - Organizing Earth Defense: An International Conference to make First Operative Steps

General Information
Professor Alberto Cellino
The NEO Hazard and how we deal with it
Professor Giovanni B. Valsecchi
Citadel: A concept for a credible defence system
Dr. Anatoly V. Zaitsev
3D interior tomography of comets and asteroids
Professor Paul Sava
Global Space Governance and Space Security: The role of UNOOSA
Dr. Niklas Hedman
Presentation of a Project for the NMP (included in the General Information above)
Professor Alberto Cellino


Session 8 – CHILDREN WELFARE

PRELIMINARY PROJECT 31 - Interdisciplinary Research Centre of Excellence for Children Welfare
Dr. Nathalie Charpak, Professor Stefano Parmigiani, Professor Frederick Vom Saal

PROJECT 15 - Epidemiological and Laboratory Findings on Metabolic and Neurobehavioral Disorders due to Fetal and Infant Exposure to Hormonal Disruptors: Hypotheses Generation and Evaluation

Phthalate metabolites in urine and age-related changes in adiposity and insulin sensitivity in childhood
Dr. Maria E. Street
Early Maternal Environment and Development of Neurobehavioral Disorders: The impact of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
Professor Paola Palanza
Effects late in life of early exposure to hormonal disruptors and/or culturally impoverished social environment: Proposals for action
Dr. Juan G. Ruiz

PROJECT 16 - Global Emerging of Premature and Low Birth Weight Infant Mortality: KMC Strategy as a Solution?

Born to die in the first month of life: Inequities and social disparities
Dr. Nathalie Charpak, Dr. Socorro De Leon – Mendoza
Universal access to Kangaroo Mother Care
Dr. Nathalie Charpak, Dr. Julieta Villegas


Session 9 – HUMAN WELFARE IN AN ELDERLY SOCIETY

PRELIMINARY PROJECT 29 - The Welfare in an Aging Society

Elder Society: Asset or Burden?
Professor Sun Kun Oh
Cancer, Metabolic Disfunctions and Nutritional Issues in Elderly People
Professor Ignazio Carreca


Session 10 – HUMAN AND SOCIAL MEDICINE

PRELIMINARY PROJECT 28 - The Institution of an Advanced School for Human and Social Medicine
Professor Adelfio E. Cardinale


Session 11 – HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT

PROJECT 17 - Biomonitoring: Exposure to Chemicals and Cancer Development. Investigations in “Terra dei Fuochi”
Professor Franco Buonaguro

PROJECT 18 - Research on Oncogenic and Emerging/re-Emerging Infectious Diseases

Research on Oncogenic and Emerging/re-Emerging Infectious Diseases
Professor Franco Buonaguro
Infectious Diseases in Asia: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Dr. Ishwar Gilada
Infectious Diseases in Africa: from HIV to Zika. Discoveries and benefits to local population
Professor Sam M. Mbulaiteye
Toolsets for Defeating Both Epidemic and Endemic Infectious Diseases
Dr. Philip A. Eckhoff, Professor Lowell Wood
Global Elimination of Pathogenic Disease Regarded through the Prism of the Manhattan Project
Dr. Philip A. Eckhoff, Professor Lowell Wood


Session 12 – RESEARCH ON NEURO-DEGENERATION AND DEMENTIA

PROJECT 19 - Neurodegeneration and Dementia: The Research Centre in the New Manhattan Project

Prion disorders and the two faces of Janus: Neurodegeneration and infectivity
Dr. Gianluigi Zanusso
The role of RNA binding proteins and RNA metabolism in neurodegeneration, from TDP-43 to progranulin and C9orf72
Dr. Emanuele Buratti
TAU protein: Crossroad for neurodegenerative dementias
Professor Bruno Ghetti


Session 13 – SUSTAINABILITY

PRELIMINARY PROJECT 32 - Sustainability and Scientific Culture: a Challenge for the Future

Sustainability and Scientific Culture: a Challenge for the Future
Professor Alessio Malcevschi
Why a Sustainability Centre
Professor Stefano Parmigiani

PROJECT 20 - Circular Economy Patterns and the Bio-economy: General Principles and Specific Applications in Organic Waste Treatment
The potential of the bio-economy and the consequent transition towards circular economy patterns
Dr. Diego Marazza
Upgraded pyrolysis for organic wastes treatment
Professor Andrea Contin

PROJECT 21 - Risk Evaluation for Agricultural Chemicals of Emerging Concern on Food Safety and Human Health

Anticipating interactions among converging biogeochemical forces and human society
Professor John Peterson Myers
Endocrine disruption in the age of planetary changes
Professor Thomas Zoeller
Implications for society of accumulative exposures to mixtures of chemicals
Professor Frederick S. Vom Saal

PROJECT 22 - The Great Green Wall
Colonel P.M. Mbareck Diop


Session 14 – SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF LIFE

ONGOING PROJECT 17 - Precise Timing for Medical Physics
Dr. Crispin Williams


Session 15 – WATER CRISIS

PRELIMINARY PROJECT 30 - Linking Knowledge to Action: Building a Support Network for Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation
Professor Giusto Sciarabba

PROJECT 23 - World Water Crisis Centre Proposal: The GRACE Satellite

World Water Crisis Centre Proposal
Chancellor Lorne Everett, Dr. Frank Parker
Drought Mitigation Through Water Management
Dr. Walter Grayman
The GRACE Satellite and the World Water Crisis
Dr. James Famiglietti

Closing Lecture

Professor Antonino Zichichi