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Date(s) - 10/11/2022 - 11/11/2022
All Day


The Open World Conference 2022 is an interdisciplinary conference about open science and global dangers where we, over the course of two days, discuss the dilemmas of openness in research and research collaboration. You can now register to participate.

Marking the centenary of Niels Bohr’s Nobel Prize in physics, and the United Nations announcing 2022 as the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development, we acknowledge Bohr’s vision of an open world and discuss how we, now and in the future, can use openness as a tool towards a safer world.


Open World Conference 2022 will feature a variety of speakers such as David Kaiser, Professor at MIT; Tong Zhao, Senior Fellow at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; James Fearon, Theodore and Frances Geballe Professor at Stanford University, and Inanna Hamati-Ataya, Principal Research Associate at University of Cambridge.

The speakers will address topics like the philosophical and ethical challenges of gene editing, artificial intelligence, and quantum computing; different forms of open science such as science diplomacy, citizen science, and open software; the nuclear arms race; historical perspectives on openness and secrecy in computer and cyber security as well as science policy making and risk regulation mechanisms. See the full program.


It is free to participate in the conference, including meals. You can now register for our open-for-all tickets.

See more at the Open World Conference 2022 website.


Time: 10 November, 11:30 am – 8 pm & 11 November, 9 am – 4 pm

Place: The Queen’s Hall, the Black Diamond, Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1, 1221 Copenhagen, Denmark

Organizer: University of Copenhagen in collaboration with the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

Organizing committee:

Anja C. Andersen, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen

Tomas Bohr, Technical University of Denmark

John Renner Hansen, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen

Mogens Høgh Jensen, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen

Christian Joas, Niels Bohr Archive and Department of Science Education, University of Copenhagen

Kirsten Busch Nielsen, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen

Helle Porsdam, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Law, University of Copenhagen

Mathias Wullum Nielsen, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen

Ole Wæver, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen.

Read more about the organizing committee.

Open World Conference 2022