Interdisciplinarity in research at the University of Luxembourg, organised by the Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS)

  • Location

    First location: New IAS Room (ground floor of the MSA – Belval) From 9.30 to 12.00. Second location: Halle des Poches à Fonte. From 12.30 to 19.00.

    4365, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg


From 9.30 to 12.00

New IAS Room

Prof. Helle Strandgaard Jensen is an Associate Professor of contemporary cultural history at the Department of History and Classical Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark. She also holds a joint directorship at the Center for Digital History Aarhus (CEDHAR). Jensen’s work focuses on the contemporary history of mass media, childhood, and digitisation in Scandinavia, Western Europe, and the US after 1945. She combines historical methods with theoretical approaches from cultural studies and media studies. The other investigates how digital media and, in particular, digital archives and digitised sources influence the discipline of history. Prof. Jensen is a member of the Scientific Council of the Institute for Advanced Studies since October 2022.

Prof. Giovanni Galizia is Professor for Neuroscience and Director of the Zukunftskolleg, an Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Konstanz, Germany. In his research, he studies how odors are processed and encoded in the brains of insects, notably honeybees. Following a recent observation that the bee brain is also active during sleep, he is now developing a research agenda to answer a maybe philosophical questions: do honeybees dream? Prof. Galizia is a member of the Scientific Council of the Institute for Advanced Studies since October 2022.

Giovanni Galizia
Alan Kirman

Prof. Alan P. Kirman is a British and French economist, university professor and director of studies at the “École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales”. At the frontiers of economic analysis, Alan Kirman is interested in the actual functioning of markets and the actual behavior of market participants. Once the interaction between agents is considered, the relationships between individual actions and global phenomena become complex. Prof. Kirman is a member of the Scientific Council of the Institute for Advanced Studies since October 2020.

Prof. Ralph Hertwig is a German psychologist whose work focuses on the psychology of human judgment and decision making. Prof. Hertwig has been a key contributor to the study of bounded rationality, or how people search for information and make decisions with limited resources. He is Director of the Center for Adaptive Rationality at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany.

Ralph Hertwig

From 12.30 to 19.00

Halle des Poches à Fonte

Facilitator: Quentin Cooper

  • Welcome coffee

    From 12.30 to 14.30

    13.00 – 13.15

    Welcome words by the Vice-rector for Research of the University of Luxembourg

    13.15 – 14.00

    Presentation – IAS AUDACITY project MCI-BIOME: Relationship between socioeconomic status and the gut microbiome as a risk of dementia”

    14.00 – 14.30

    Lecture by Prof. Helle Strandgaard Jensen, member of the IAS Scientific Council.
    “Surfing to the Louvre. A history of Internet landscapes for kids, 1995-2005.”

  • Coffee break

    From 14.30 to 15.30

    Musical break by Mher Mkrtchyan, student in Bachelor of Music Education of the University of Luxembourg.

  • Lectures

    15.30 – 16.30

    Lecture by Prof. Ralph Hertwig
    Max Planck Institute for Human Development
    Director of the Center for Adaptive Rationality, Berlin. “Why people choose deliberate ignorance.”

    16.30- 17.00

    Lecture by Prof. Giovanni Galizia, member of the IAS Scientific Council.
    “Do honeybees dream?”

  • Networking dinner

    From 17.00 to 19.00

Organised by the Institute for Advance Studies (IAS)