Conference 2018

For the fourth consecutive year, the THINK conference will gather up to 40 fresh minds for a highly intense five-day programme from 12th to 15th July 2018, this time in Burg Wildegg in Sittendorf, Lower Austria. In a series of lectures and seminars, the THINK conference will take a close look at 21st century scientific research.

Young scientists from all over Europe get a chance to present their own work to peers from different disciplines. With contributions from everything between femto-meter physics and global biodiversity, mathematical logic and the sociology of dance music, our conference sets the stage for passionate discussions on the challenges of modern-day science.

We expect outstanding contributions in the lecture hall, fierce debates in an informal setting, and a prime socialising opportunity for high-potentials at the beginning of their career.

Applicants’ profiles

Our participants are students and young researchers at the beginning of their careers. You are looking for a platform to present your own work to an interested audience? You are open-minded, curious and eager to debate? Apply for the THINK forward conference!

Note, that it is not mandatory to hold a talk at the THINK forward conference, but you are strongly encouraged to do so.


Hot Topic 2018: Climate Change

Arguably the biggest threat to humankind today, the debate about the Earth’s changing climate is all over the news. We want to look behind the headlines and find out how Climate Change actually works, how we know it is there, and how we can deal with it. We will dedicate several lectures to the science of Climate Change. Given the complexity of the topic, we strongly encourage contributions from any field (natural sciences, sociology, political science, etc.) for this year’s Hot Topic.

Hall of Fame

Take a look at this year’s lineup of talks and our hall of fame of previous contributions.

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