Fact or Fake: The Role of Research in a Post-Truth Era

Breakout Session at the Alpbach Technology Forum 2022, Alpbach, August 26th 15:00 – 18:00, in cooperation with Forschung Austria

In our societies, development processes used to be based on facts and our acts grounded in knowledge. In the past few years, “alternative” facts have taken hold in many areas, like climate change or the current pandemic. We will discuss how science in general and applied research in particular can again focus on facts instead of emotions. How to communicate science, what about the Third Mission?