Line-up 2014

Kristina Mikulova (World Bank)

Diffusion of Good Practices via Norm Entrepreneur Networks

Martin Lukacisin (IST Austria)

Why GoogleOmics Is Overdue and Why Biologists Ain't No Millionaires (yet)

Ondrej Budac (EPFL Lausanne)

How Does a Fluid Flow in Soil

Peter Gazi (IST Austria)

Bitcoin: What It Is and What It Is Not

Peter Ondruska (Oxford)

Autonomous Driving

Tomas Bzdusek (ETH Zurich)

Emergent Nature of Physical Law

Zuzana Kalivodova (Oxford)

Why is DNA Awesome

Rwanda: An Evening with Katarina Molnarova

Workshops 2014

Andrej Spielmann

The Making of Tiramisu

Jakub Zavodny

The Game of Life

Frantisek Simancik

The Beauty of Music


This year's venue is in Tuscany, Italy after four previous years in Oxford. The goal of this change is to keep the event as energised and innovative as possible and to attract attendants from all over the globe.


Accommodation: SOS 2014 will occupy the whole Villa Mariolina Grande, which consists mainly of double and triple rooms. The standard capacity is 34 people.

Transport: Villa Mariolina Grande is between the historical cities of Florence and Arezzo. We recommend either to fly to Florence Airport, or to take a night train Vienna to Florence, or Zurich to Florence. There are also many low-cost carriers flying to Pisa.