The JKU recently held a symposium titled "400 Years of Kepler's Book: The Freedom of Science Today".
"Musica Universalis" and the geometric world harmony: Johannes Kepler described the general laws of planetary motion. That was 400 years ago and ‘radical’ ideas such as these could be life-threatening at the time. Today, our battle is more along the lines of impact factors and subsidies. However, even today, science is often not as ‘free’ as we would like to believe, especially in an increasing number of countries around the world.
After opening remarks by JKU Rector Meinhard Lukas, renowned experts addressed over 200 guests in attendance and discussed science, purported truths, and freedom. The symposium ended with a panel discussion moderated by ORF OÖ editor-in-chief Johannes Jetschgo.
The symposium was organized by Wittgenstein Award winner Prof. Niyazi Serdar Sariciftci (head of the Institute of Organic Solar Cells).