7 Jun/24
11:00 - 12:00 (Europe/Zurich)

Meet the authors - Shantha Liyanage, Markus Nordberg & Marilena Streit-Bianchi about 'Big Science, Innovation and Societal Contributions'


52/1-052 at CERN

Shantha Liyanage, Markus Nordberg and Marilena Streit-Bianchi will present their new book in the CERN Library:
Big science, innovation, and societal contributions: the organizations and collaborations in big science experiments / edited by Liyanage, Shantha; Nordberg, Markus; Streit-Bianchi. Oxford University Press 2024
The presentation will be followed by a Q&A and signing sessions. The book is available from the CERN Library & Bookshop
The book:

  • Contains interviews with Big Science experimental staff, providing information on the effective management of big collaborations
  • Gives insight into the experience of leading researchers of big experiments, revealing new approaches and epistemic cultures
  • Connects several academic fields, as well as performance management, international collaborations, building scientific infrastructure, research funding, and research-development-innovation management

About the authors (from OUP): 
Shantha Liyanage, Associate of CERN, ATLAS Project,Markus Nordberg, Head of Resources Development, IPT-DI, Marilena Streit-Bianchi, Vice-President, ARSCIENCIA
Shantha Liyanage obtained a biological science degree, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and a PhD innovation management at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He held professorial appointments at University of Queensland, University of Auckland, University of Macquarie, and University of Technology Sydney. He directed the Technology Management Centre at the University of Queensland, Australia and held visiting professorial appointments with the Nihon University in Japan, Copenhagen Business School, and Zeppelin University Germany. His research covers education, management, and leadership including management research into CERN's ATLAS and CMS experiments. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Learning and Change, Inderscience, UK.
Markus Nordberg coordinates multi-disciplinary innovation projects at IdeaSquare at CERN, and is the co-coordinator of the EU-funded sensor and imaging R&D&I initiative ATTRACT, aiming at both scientific and societal impact of disruptive co-innovation. Prior to this function, he served 12 years as the Resources Coordinator of the ATLAS project at CERN. He is a member of the European Physical Society, Strategic Management Society, and the Association of Finnish Parliament Members and Scientists, TUTKAS. He has a degree both in Physics and in Business Administration.
Marilena Streit-Bianchi received a doctorate in Biological Sciences from the University of Rome and joined CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva in 1969. She has been a pioneer in the study of high-energy particles produced by accelerators for cancer treatment. She has held managerial positions on safety training and technology transfer, has been a senior honorary staff member at CERN, and actively engaged in multidisciplinarity. She is editor and curator of exhibitions in Europe and Mozambique promoting art and science, and is the Vice President of the international association ARSCIENCIA and member of the Italian Physics Society (SIF).

Those of you wishing to join by video connection, the link is here. The event is public, although physical attendance will require having a valid CERN access card.