SCIENCE ADVICE FOR POLICY
BY EUROPEAN ACADEMIES

Rolf Heuer and Pearl Dykstra on being a chief science advisor

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What’s it like to be a Chief Scientific Advisor? Why does the European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism use both advisors and academies? What have the advisors learned in the first five years of the mechanism’s existence and what tips would they give to their successors?

Professors Rolf-Dieter Heuer and Pearl Dykstra discuss these questions with Toby Wardman of SAPEA. We also talk about making sense of disagreements in science, whether the world is really losing faith in experts, and whether time travellers recently saved the world from being destroyed by a miniature black hole.

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