Make Science Not War

The Science Declaration is a call to all nations, societies and organizations to devote more resources to the advancement of science and technology.
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Make Science Not War

Darmstadt Science Declaration
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We, the signatories, are people of different national origins, creeds and convictions.

We all firmly believe that human progress is deeply linked to further advances in science and technology. We are truly convinced that science is a force for good which enables us to solve many of mankind’s most pressing challenges. We believe that huge opportunities will arise from future science and technology efforts. Yet we are also very well aware of the responsibility and accountability we bear for the new technologies that are realized.

We call on all nations, societies and organizations to devote more resources to the advancement of science and technology. We encourage the international community to join forces in battling debilitating diseases, ensuring sufficient food for a growing world population, stopping the destruction of our environment, and engaging in joint endeavors to elucidate the secrets this fascinating universe holds.

Nothing shall be impossible..

The goal is to collect 1 million signatures. The declaration with that support will then be widely published and brought to the attention of governments and relevant decision making bodies all over the world. The aim is to shape public opinion, to create a global movement resulting in a boost for research and development, in an increased attraction of bright young talents to science and technology and in general in an optimistic, utopian outlook to ensure the technologies required for a bright and sustainable future are made available in time.

This declaration was rolled-out as Darmstadt Science Declaration during the Curious2018 – Future Insight™ Conference and is going around the world reaching all major cities:

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Science Declaration Around the World

Read about the Science Declaration in the AngewandteChemie.

Examples of individuals that signed the Science Declaration:

  • Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Co-President of the Club of Rome
  • Avram Hershko, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2004
  • Belén Garijo, Chair of the Executive Board and CEO of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany 2021
  • Bernard L. Feringa, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2016
  • Bruce Beutler, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2011
  • Craig Venter, Founder, Chairman and CEO J. Craig Venter Institute
  • Daniel Zajfman, President Weizmann Institute of Sciences
  • Emmanuelle Charpentier, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2020
  • Erik Brynjolfsson, Director MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, Best Selling Author – Race Against the Machine
  • Frances H. Arnold, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2018
  • Fraser Stoddart, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2016
  • George M. Church, Professor at Harvard & MIT, 2021
  • Harald zur Hausen, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2008
  • James Rothman, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2013
  • Jean-Marie Lehn, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1987
  • Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2016
  • Joachim Frank, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2017
  • Jochen Partsch, Oberbürgermeister Darmstadt
  • Karl-Ludwig Kley, Chairman Supervisory Board E.ON, Lufthansa and Deputy Chairman Supervisory Board BMW
  • Katalin Kariko, Senior Vice President RNA Protein Replacement Therapies BioNTech AG, 2021
  • Louis J. Ignarro, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1998
  • Matthew Might, former White House Strategist Precision Medicine Initiative
  • Peter Doherty, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1996
  • Richard J. Roberts, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1993
  • Rudolf Scharping, former German Federal Minister of Defence
  • Stefan Oschmann, former Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Merck
  • Tanja Brühl, President TU Darmstadt
  • Thomas Reiter, Astronaut
  • Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman Munich Security Conference Foundation
  • Ada Yonath, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009
  • Sir Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal
  • Brian Kobilka, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2012
  • William E. Moerner, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014
  • Phil Baran,  Professor at Scripps Research Institute
 

Currently several thousand signatures – sign now!

Make Science not War

The Science Declaration is a global call to action to devote more resources to the advancement of science & technology. This will enable humanity to solve the challenges of today and to realize the dreams of a better tomorrow. Everybody is cordially invited to sign this declaration now.

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Make Science Not War

The Science Declaration is a global call to action to devote more resources to the advancement of science & technology. This will enable humanity to solve the challenges of today and to realize the dreams of a better tomorrow.

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