Edgelands Institute at Swissnex in Boston
Watch to learn more about Edgelands Institute from our resident Yves Daccord, former director-general of the ICRC.
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Top 6 Takeaways from LivingTomorrow: The Caring City
A unique two-panel discussion on digital urbanism and data governance.
In a pandemic age, is digital participation really optional anymore? What does it really mean to be a “smart city?” Is health data from wearable monitoring devices properly regulated?
Swiss Touch in Space Exploration
Swissnex and SwissTouch joined forces at the Boston Museum of Science to showcase Switzerland’s expertise in space science and technology, and to foster international interdisciplinary conversations around the wider meaning of space exploration, from the Western scientific tradition to indigenous and alternative cosmologies.
Switzerland has been a discreet but key player in space research and industry since the 1960s. In the 1990s the continued Swiss pursuit for accuracy opened the field of exoplanetology with the discovery of 51 Pegasi B by Didier Queloz at the University of Geneva. Led by Willy Benz at the University of Bern, Switzerland launched its first satellite, CHEOPS, which is observing exoplanets from space.