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Recognition of outstanding contributions
In recognition of some of the most outstanding contributions to the conference, prizes were awarded to:
Tatsuhiko Hara for the Best Oral Presentation on determining the magnitude of the Tohoku earthquake by measuring the emission of high frequency energy, a method which is also useful for tsunami warning.
Mohammad Walid for the Best Poster Presentation in which he discusses the advantages and challenges of the new data formats that are being created in science.
Lingsen Meng for the Best Young Scientist for two oral presentations. In one talk he presented a calculation of an actual rupture by combining traditional and new ways of measuring techniques. In his other presentation Meng offered a view into the complexity of the Tohoku earthquake by providing details of the rupture’s initiation, propagation and arrest.
Sarah Fallon from the UK Permanent Mission in Vienna for the Science for Diplomats Award.
This type of conference inspires me to serve the people and to communicate with those who hold other views. Lingsen Meng, winner of the Best Young Scientist award
Looking ahead to 2013
In his parting words, CTBTO Executive Secretary Tibor Tóth described the huge amount of intellectual energy generated by the conference, the high-level keynote addresses that defined the conference, and the impressive collection of presentations and posters and animated discussions. Following on from the “inspirational drive and intellectual force assembled during S&T2011,” Tóth announced that there will be a new cycle of science and technology for 2013.
Following on from the inspirational drive and intellectual force assembled during S&T2011, there will be a new cycle of science and technology for 2013. CTBTO Executive Secretary Tibor Toth
Delegations commend S&T2011
A number of delegations attending the 36th Session of the CTBTO Member States meeting from 14 to 15 June acknowledged the success of S&T2011. The U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, Rose Gottemoeller, said during the meeting: “I would like to congratulate this organization for the Science and Technology Conference, held June 8-10 at the Hofburg in Vienna. I have heard both in Washington and here in Vienna how useful it was.”
I would like to congratulate this organization for the Science and Technology Conference, held June 8-10 at the Hofburg in Vienna. I have heard both in Washington and here in Vienna how useful it was. Rose Gottemoeller, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State
The European Union also welcomed the conference, saying that it had “further contributed to the efficiency and efficacy of the CTBT verification capabilities, through mobilizing the scientific community in the support of the CTBT’s objectives.” A number of delegations including the Group of 77 and China thanked the CTBTO for its assistance to participants from developing countries to take part in the conference which “offered diverse sectors interested in the CTBT a forum and a possibility to interact, with ensuring benefits to the Treaty’s verification regime.”
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