Nearly 70 top science award winners from around the world, including Nobel Laureates, along with more than 100 scientists and entrepreneurs are expected to attend this year’s Laureates Forum to be held from Oct. 29th to the 31st in Pudong’s Lingnan Special Area of the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone.
Discussions will be held on challenging issues such as the environment and human health, AI, 5G and many other topics influencing our lives. Roger Kornberg, WLA President and 2016 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry believes the forum is an opportunity to attract and stimulate young people who may choose one day to study science in Shanghai and perhaps in the rest of China, and will enable Chinese scientists to establish relationships with other scientists in the rest of the world.
According to Kornberg, the Hong Kong based World Laureates Association has defined two purposes: to support research, and to encourage and fund the work of young investigators around the world. “Technology is the application of existing knowledge, it is even more important to discover new knowledge, and one of the purposes of the WLA is to encourage the discovery of new knowledge.”
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