Fri. Dec 3rd, 2021

4th World Laureates Forum: China hosts over 130 scientist

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The fourth World Laureates Forum kicked off on Monday in the Chinese city of Shanghai, gathering more than 130 decorated scientists, including 68 Nobel Prize winners.

The three-day forum will host nearly 100 conferences and activities in 14 sections, covering several disciplines such as chemistry, physics, life science, and mathematics.

Michael Levitt, 2013 Nobel laureate in chemistry and vice chairman of the World Laureates Association (WLA), announced the event themed “Open science: build an open innovation ecosystem”.

The organizers also announced the establishment of the WLA Prize, to be launched in 2022, with two individual awards each attracting a reward of about $1.56 million.

The WLA Prize would focus on supporting original basic research and encouraging scientists to better participate in and serve the common well-being of all humankind, according to Roger Kornberg, WLA chairman and 2006 Nobel Prize laureate in chemistry.

Co-organized by the WLA and the China Association for Science and Technology, the forum aims to build a platform for high-level dialogue in the international scientific community. 

(NAN)

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