UCL Department of Chemical Engineering


Talk by CEO of European Space Agency - 22 November

16 November 2017

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The UCL Economics and Finance Society (EFS) is proud to present Johann-Dietrich Wörner, the CEO of the European Space Agency!

Johann-Dietrich has flown in especially to speak at UCL, so we are very honoured to host him. 

Date: Wednesday 22nd November
Title: Space 4.0" - The changing landscape of space activities 
Time: 13:00-14:00
Place: IOE - Bedford Way (20) - 102 - Drama Studio

The European Space Agency is the coordinating entity for European civilian space activities. Johann-Dietrich ‘Jan’ Woerner became the ESA Director General in 2015.

Before joining ESA as Director General, Jan Woerner was head of the German delegation to ESA from 2007 to 2015 and served as Chairman of the ESA Council from 2012 to 2014 after studying civil engineering at university. Furthermore, he was also appointed to the energy expert group of the German Government. 

ESA is a substantial contributor to the International Space Station and frequently flies astronauts to the orbital complex. Its most recent astronaut class in 2009, nicknamed the Shenanigans, includes six astronauts. Italian Luca Parmitano was the first among that group to make it to space, in 2013.

Johann-Dietrich will be discussing the topic of "Space 4.0" - The changing landscape of space activities. This is sure to be a popular talk so make sure to get there early!"

For more information please visit our Facebook event page.