By Henning Wegener, William A. Barletta

This can be a ebook of testimonials from individuals to the recognized Erice foreign Seminars on Nuclear struggle and Planetary Emergencies. The Erice overseas Seminars with their multidisciplinary medical audiences have addressed, when you consider that 1981, a protracted record of planetary difficulties and emergencies. This publication describes some of the most interesting highbrow and political ventures of the later a part of the twentieth century, of the a long time of the chilly conflict, a interval of bristling East-West pressure with the omnipresent probability that its administration may perhaps get out of hand, and a struggle of unbelievable percentage and capability harm eruption. The Erice overseas Seminars - held in an idyllic atmosphere of a small position in Western Sicily - have been the try and stem those perilous tides, and to place technology on the provider of political problem-solving in a brand new, open and interdisciplinary process aimed, on the maximum medical point. hundreds of thousands of top-level scientists, the easiest of their respective fields, between them many Nobel Prize laureates, have participated within the Seminars and their interdisciplinary operating teams in addition to the everlasting tracking Panels, and feature helped to generate a gentle and influential move of clinical perception. United of their paintings in a special neighborhood of data, knowledge and shared values, those eminent scientists testify, this present day, the significance and the influence of the Erice foreign Seminars over the last 28 years.

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Nino's vision is underlined by interdisciplinarity. Yes! He is absolutely right. I was smiling when Nino repeated with conviction, this magic word. We cannot make progress in Science without interdisciplinarity. My other great admiration of the World Laboratory and the World Federation of Scientists is the continuous dialogue between East and West Scientists in order to avoid confrontation and a nuclear war. One cannot measure the huge contribution of Erice dialogue in preventing the world from holocaust.

He was a visionary, even if this field was far from his area of expertise. This method is currently experiencing world-wide development, and rarely does a congress go by on premature infants, without there being a section devoted to the progress made thanks to the scientific methods which are now used to solve the problems which appeared. Nathalie goes to Erice each year promoting tirelessly the Kangaroo Mother Method (MMK). Thousands of premature infants of low birth weight have today benefited from this method, whether from western developed nations or third world developing nations.

We found that they were the heads of critical design bureaus, but they freely discussed proposed military and civil projects. S. administrations. By that time there were a number of venues for discussion and a large number of groups visiting Russia, so one might think the possibility for contributions by Erice might be diminished. But most of the groups that visited Russia left little behind, particularly in the critical area of energy. That left Erice an important role for the interchange of information on the development of an energy infrastructure that respected the environment.

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