International Seminar on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies

International Seminar on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies

38th Session, "E. Majorana" Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice, Italy, 19-24 Aug. 2007

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The Erice International Seminars are multidisciplinary seminars attended by over 100 eminent participants from all fields of science. Each year, a few scientific issues are selected and experts are invited to present contrasting views during the plenary multidisciplinary sessions of the seminar, followed by general debates. These sessions offer a unique opportunity for specialists to enlarge their vision of their related fields by being confronted with ideas and suggestions from high-level scientists in complementary domains of science. Associated workshops allow the experts to further refine and process the ideas evoked during the seminar. This year’s topics are all actual. For instance, on climate issues we have focused on the management of a global warming and on new theoretical alternatives to climate modeling. On global monitoring of the planet, we have focused on the US missile defence shield, the energy externalities and waste disposal and the historical dive by Dr Chilingarov on the North Pole shelf. On the medical side, we have investigated the Alzheimer epidemics and the role of infectious agents in cancer.

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Scientists gather at the seminars to address the 63 Planetary Emergencies identified by the World Federation of Scientists 33 years ago--but not all of them each time. The main topics from the 2007 session are the world energy crisis and how to manage the environment, meteorology and climate with mathematical aspects including the Theoretical Alternatives to Climate, brain disease emphasizing modeling Alzheimer's disease, global monitoring focusing on North Pole exploration and pollution related to nuclear energy, and infectious agents and cancer in the context of medicine and biotechnology. Only conference participants are indexed. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, ©2008
ISBN: 9789812834645
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 577 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Ragaini, Richard C.


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