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Professor Jonathan DG Jones
senior scientist at the Sainsbury Laboratory at the John Innes Centre
To make the right judgements about our future, with tolerance and sensitivity, we need a scientific, rational culture
Michio Kaku
Henry Semat professor of theoretical physics at the City University of New York
The future belongs to those nations and individuals who understand and can master intellectual capitalism.
Professor Charles K Kao
chair and chief executive of ITx Services, former vice chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and pioneer in the field of fibre optics in telecommunications
Governments should dictate for the common good and pass tough unpopular laws to control the substances that are the root cause of global climate changes.
Henrik Kiertzner
head of corporate resilience at Arup
Risk aversion prevents us from exploring our limits and finding out who we are.
Dr Boris Kotchoubey
researcher at the Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology at the University of Tübingen
In psychology, the biggest problem is the increasing gap between humanitarian/hermeneutical and neurobiological approaches
Professor Peter Kunzmann
researcher at the Ethics Centre at Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena
We should learn to understand that diverging judgements on the ethical issues at hand are deeply rooted in a different weltanschauung or conflicting attitudes towards broader questions.
Paul C Lauterbur new
Centre for Advanced Study professor of chemistry, bioengineering, biophysics and computational biology and distinguished university professor of medical information sciences at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, and joint recipient of the Nobel Prize in medicine for discoveries concerning magnetic resonance imaging
Can education, or just disillusionment with endless self-destructive conflicts, make us collectively weary of tribal conflicts between sects, ethnic groups and national governments?
William Graeme Laver new
former professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University in Canberra
Scientists applying for grants should be judged on what they have discovered in the past, not on what they are going to discover in the future!
Gareth Leng
professor of experimental physiology at the Centre for Integrative Physiology at the University of Edinburgh, and former editor-in-chief of the Journal of Neuroendocrinology
We must include people in decisions that will affect their lives, or face growing alienation. This needs an unprecedented drive to popular education and understanding of science
Jonathan Levi
documentary filmmaker and series producer at ITV
To stand a chance of surviving, arts programme makers must learn techniques from other genres of television, especially entertainment.
Norman J Levitt
professor of mathematics at Rutgers University in New Jersey
The problem that confronts us is to devise a pedagogy, in the broad sense, that will enable the population at large to deal with scientific matters with mature comprehension rather than fearful ignorance
Dr Norman Lewis
director of technology research at Orange Home UK
The 18-year olds of 2024 will be a generation of technologically-savvy doers, people whose pragmatic adoption and internalisation of digital technology will give them enormous creative potential.
Dr Mike Ludwig
senior neuroendocrinology lecturer at the Centre for Integrative Physiology at the University of Edinburgh
The real issues we have to focus on are what roles technology and science can play to enable us and our descendants to achieve a world in which to enjoy a future
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