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10 Nov 2021
Conference Abstract |  | 10 Nov 2021

Application-oriented transdisciplinary basic research on nuclear waste management: hollow phrase or sensible concept?

Klaus-Jürgen Röhlig, Peter Hocke, Pius Krütli, René Martin, and Ulrich Smeddinck

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Short summary
Using case examples, insights and experiences from a complex conceptualisation and application process and two years research experience in the TRANSENS project will be presented taking the views of the involved (standing Working Group Population and scientists). Particularly, the understanding of transdisciplinarity will be discussed given the varying definitions in literature.