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Science and humanity

2011, November 28
19:00-21:00
Main Stage
The celebrated physicist, Dimitris Nanopoulos, and the distinguished linguistician, George Babiniotis, explore the relationship between Science and the principles and values of contemporary humanism.
Free entrance
Exchanging views with each other and with the Onassis Cultural Centre audience, the celebrated physicist, Dimitris Nanopoulos, and the distinguished linguistician, George Babiniotis, explore the relationship between Science—and the Positive Sciences, in particular—and the principles and values of contemporary humanism.

Taking their dialogue in the exceptionally well-received book From the creation of the Cosmos to the creation of language (in Greek) as their starting point, they discuss the role of a new humanism oriented towards the problems and challenges of the 21st century; a humanism which, capable of comprehending and utilizing the mind-bending achievements of science, can make a creative impact on the future development of the sciences, encouraging the “unity of disciplines” and guiding knowledge away from ‘artfulness’ and back towards ‘wisdom’.

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Speakers:
George Babiniotis: Professor Honorary and Emeritus of Linguistics, and former Chancellor, of the University of Athens
Dimitri Nanopoulos: Distinguished Professor of Physics at Texas A&M University, and a regular member of the Academy of Athens, Greece

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Entrance to all the events in the “Talks and Thoughts” Cycle is free and on a first come, first served basis.
The distribution of entrance tickets begins one (1) hour before each event.
Simultaneous translation is provided in the case of speakers using a language other than Greek.

The "Talks & Thoughts" events are also live streamed on sgt.gr.
The videos are also available after the end of the shows.
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