European Science Foundation 40th Anniversary

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A Look Back at the Anniversary

A few weeks after the celebration, we take a look back at these two days where everyone had a chance to celebrate a lively and eventful past and rejoice in the happiness of reunion with former collegues & friends.

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"A personal view" by Tim Radford, science writer

Tim Radford, science writer & moderator of our first round table on ESF's Added-value, shares below his account of ESF's 40th anniversary event in Strasbourg.

A birthday party with a difference

It was a 40th birthday party with a difference: to celebrate a lively and eventful past, but with no easily visible future. But what might have been a wistful event turned into a surprisingly lively one, partly because so many people on the formal panels, and so many people in the audience, seemed to think that more was needed to secure the future of European science, a future made possible  at least in part by ESF itself.

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ESF 40th Anniversary Highlights

A chronological overview of the two days