From Physics to Daily LifeApplications in Informatics, Energy, and Environment
Beatrice Bressan brings together a number of outstanding examples of successful cross-disciplinary technology transfer originating in fundamental physics research, which dramatically impacted scientific progress in areas which changed modern society. Many of them were developed at CERN, a hotbed of fundamental inventions in particle physics. This book deals with breakthrough developments being applied in the world of IT, consumer electronics, aviation, and material sciences. Additional sections of the book deal with knowledge management and technology transfer including their economic aspects. While each chapter has been drafted by an expert in the field, the editor has carefully edited the whole to ensure a coherent overall structure. A must-have for policy makers, technology companies, investors, strategic planners in research and technology, as well as attractive reading for the research community.
Introduction PART I: KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER IN AN ORGANIZATION Knowledge Management: From Theory to Praxis PART II: EXAMPLES OF KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER WWW and More Grid and Cloud The 'Touch Screen' Revolution Solar Thermal Electricity Plants Computers and Aviation Antimatter Pushing Boundaries Towards a Globally Focussed Earth Simulation Centre Radiation Detection in Environment and Classrooms Theory for Development PART III: ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER Innovation and Big Data Universities and Corporations: The Case of Switzerland Conclusion Index
Beatrice Bressan is a science and technology writer and an expert consultant for companies and associations. After a degree in Mathematical Physics (La Sapienza University, Rome) and a Master in Science Communication (ISAS, International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste), Italy, she obtained a PhD and carried out a postdoctoral study in Knowledge Management and Technology Transfer for the Department of Physical Sciences of Helsinki University, Finland, within the research programmes of CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. She has worked as Technology Transfer Promotion Officer at CERN and as Scientific Journalist for EMI, the European Middleware Initiative at INFN (the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics) and for ENEL (the Italian National Electricity Entity). Her managerial positions include: Responsible for the TOTEM experiment Outreach (CERN); Head of Communications (SIB, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics); Communications Manager (Physics Department, Geneva University); Communications Director (MaatG Cloud Computing Company), Switzerland, and Chief Business Development Officer (gnúbila Software Development Company), France. She is member of EUSJA (European Union of Science Journalists? Associations) and has extensive experience in project management, business development, media publishing, public relations, mediation and negotiation. She is author and editor in a wide range of subject areas, among her publications: A History of International Research Networking (Wiley, 2010), Knowledge Management in an International Research Centre (Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011).
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