Tuesday | May 18, 2021 | 09.15–09.50
„Science and society – what do we learn from the pandemic?“
Austrian physicist and author
Florian Aigner is an Austrian physicist who received his PhD from the Institute of Theoretical Physics at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) in 2010 and subsequently worked on various research projects in the field of technical physics.
Since 2008, Florian Aigner has worked as a freelance science journalist for various news magazines and science journals in Austria and Germany. Since 2010, he has been science editor of the TU Vienna, PR and Marketing Department, and since 2013, he has been a columnist for the technology and science website „futurezone“.
His main areas of journalism include science communication and science explanation. Florian Aigner is the editor of two books. His book „Chance, the universe and you: the science of happiness“ was awarded Science Book of the Year in 2018. In 2020, his second book „Gravity is not a gut feeling“ was published.