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The Risk Center Dialogue Event is one of our major outreach activities. On that day Risk Center Professors give insights into current research projects of the Risk Center. In addition, a focus session is dedicated to a special topic, with presentations from international experts, both from academia and from the industry or the government. This event fosters the dialogue between the Risk Center Professors and the public - be it in specific discussion sections or at the networking aperitif.

5th Dialogue Event | 20 January 2017

Poster - RC Dialogue Event

Focus on «Decision-Making in Complex Environments: From Humans to Machines»

Friday, 20 January 2017, 13:15 – 17:30 h, followed by a networking aperitif
ETH Zurich, main building, HG F 1, Zurich

Full programme here. (PDF, 1.7 MB)
Presentation of
Prof. Joachim Buhmann (PDF, 13.7 MB)
Prof. Ralph Hertwig (PDF, 4.2 MB)
Prof. John Lygeros (PDF, 11.2 MB)
Prof. Melanie Zeilinger (PDF, 46.7 MB)

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Previous Events

4th Dialogue Event | 15 January 2016

This year´s event was in view of «Engineered System Risk». In the Risk Center Session, Prof. Bruno Sudret and Prof. Ulrich Alois Weidmann talked about uncertainty quantification in engineering and the extended rail performance through collaborative subsystems. This was followed by a «Singapore Session», in which Prof. Hans Rudolf Heinimann, Programme Director of the Future Resilient Systems Project at the Singapore ETH Center gave insights into the running programme. Prof. Loon Ching Tang from National University Singapore presented a constructive framework for systems resilience looking at the supply chain systems of Singapore´s worldwide logistic hub. Risk Center Professor Giovanni Sansavini led the focus session on «Engineered System Risk: Zoom on the Energy Infrastructure». Prof. Reza Abhari from ETH Zurich gave insights on the electricity transmission infrastructure, market performance, and the impact of policy followed by a talk of Bernd Nordieker, Head of System Operations at Swissgrid, on the challenges for energy transmission with a focus on the transition from “old” to “new” energy from a Swiss grid operator´s perspective.

Presentations here (ZIP, 50.1 MB)

Dialogue Event Programme

Past Events

January 2015 - 3rd ETH Risk Center Dialogue Event

On January 16, 2015 with a Focus Session on "Cyber Security, Targets within Reach?".
Programme here (PDF, 5.3 MB)

January 2014 - 2nd ETH Risk Center Dialogue Event

On January 17, 2014 with a Focus Session on the "Eurozone and Switzerland: A Network of Risk".

January 2013 - 1st ETH Risk Center Dialogue Event

On January 18, 2013 with Zurich Insurance Company's CRO and Prof. Ian Goldin, Oxford University.

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