The 6th WLA Forum kicks off in Shanghai today
(Yikai) November 6 — The Sixth World Nobel Laureates Forum, one of the world’s largest science and technology forums, kicked off today at the permanent site of the WLA Forum in Shanghai. The theme of this year’s forum is “Science Leads Transformation.” The 2023 WLA Award Ceremony was also held at the opening ceremony of the 6th WLA Forum.
This gathering brings together Nobel laureates from 25 countries and regions, including winners of the Nobel Prize, the Turing Prize, the Wolf Prize, and many other prestigious scientific honors. In addition to the laureates, the Forum welcomes academics, leading scientists, young scientists, scientifically minded students and professionals around the world. Thanks to the impressive attendance of more than 300 guests, the forum strengthened its position as one of the most prestigious international scientific conferences in the world.
Roger KornbergThe President of the Association of International Nobel Laureates and the 2006 Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry spoke at the opening ceremony. “The forum has special significance as it is the first to be held in person since 2019,” Professor Kornberg said. He further explained that some of the challenges faced by all human beings “make the need for the WBA even more apparent as a meeting place to discuss and address such issues.”
Roger Kornberg, President of the International Laureates Association and winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
The 2023 WLA Prize in Computer Science or Mathematics honors the dedication of two scientists: Arkady NemirovskyJohn P. Hunter, Jr., H. Milton Stewart Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Yuri Nesterovprofessor emeritus and senior scientific researcher at the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics and the Department of Mathematical Engineering at the Catholic University of Louvain, “for their fundamental work in convex optimization theory, including the theory of self-consistent functions and interior point methods, optimization complexity theory, exponential gradient methods, and systematic advances In strong improvement.
The 2023 WLA Prize in Life Sciences or Medicine honors the dedication of three scientists: Caroline LugerProfessor and Jenny Smalley Carruthers, Chair of the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder, Daniella RhodesHonorary Group Leader at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, and Timothy J. RichmondProfessor of Crystallography of Biological Macromolecules (Emeritus) at ETH Zurich, “to elucidate the structure of the nucleosome at the atomic level, providing the basis for understanding chromatin, gene regulation, and epigenetics.”
Professor Timothy J. said: Richmond expressed his gratitude in his speech: “Thank you again for this wonderful honor that means so much to me, from an association that actively promotes scientific research as an international endeavor that transcends national borders and diverse cultures.”
The 2023 WLA Prize is awarded by Roger KornbergChairman of the WLA Prize Management Committee and the WLA Prize Awards Committee, Randy SchekmanChair of the 2023 WLA Award Selection Committee (Life Sciences or Medicine), Wu XiangdongExecutive Director of the World Laureates Association and Chairman of the WLA Prize Management Committee, and Michael I. JordanChair of the 2023 WLA Prize Selection Committee (Computer Science or Mathematics)
Focusing on the annual theme of the Forum – “Science Drives Transformation”, five eminent scientists delivered keynote addresses. Serge Harochewinner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics and honorary professor at the Collège de France, Martin Hellman2015 Turing Award winner and professor emeritus of electrical engineering at Stanford University, May Britt Moser2014 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or Medicine and Founding Director of the Center for Neural Computation, and Co-Director of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Nicholas B. DirksPresident and CEO of the New York Academy of Sciences, Xiao Liang Sunny Xiewinner of the 2015 Albany Prize in Medicine, Director of the Changping Laboratory, and Li Shaoqi Professor at Peking University share their views on the opportunities and challenges in the development of science and the transformation of scientific collaboration.
Demo sessions including the WLA Laureates Lecture, the WLA Prize Roundtable, and the WLA Sci-T Conference were held on 5 November. In addition, a new academic lecture series, the WLA Frontier Lectures, featuring nearly 60 scholarly presentations showcasing the latest research advances was launched at the 6th WLA Forum. The 50-plus lectures, taking place from November 5 to 7, aim to include all disciplines, for example, physics, chemistry, biology, smart science, etc.
In addition to the pioneering Young Scientist Forums, the 6th WLA Forum offers a new format for young scientists to communicate freely with other participants. The WLA Center for Young Scientists, which started yesterday, will continue until November 7, serving as a bridge connecting scholars in various fields.
On November 6, the WLA SHE Forum will be held with the aim of empowering, motivating, inspiring, and ultimately promoting greater participation of women to actively participate in scientific endeavours. While the WLA Entrepreneurs’ Roundtable, which focuses on exploring industrial transformations driven by scientific progress and the critical role companies play in driving scientific progress, will be held on the same day today. Also, the WLA Young Scientists Forum, which serves as a platform to explore strategies for promoting and nurturing emerging talent, will begin this afternoon, bringing together more than 100 exceptional young scientists from around the world to stimulate discussions with global laureates and esteemed senior scientists.
The three distinct forums, the WLA Life Sciences Forum, the WLA Smart Science Forum and the WLA Zero Carbon Forum, along with the WLA Astronomy Forum and the WLA Quantum Sciences Forum, will be held on November 7, to discuss the latest innovations and technologies. Boundaries in the areas concerned.
The main attention-grabbing forum – WLA Mobius Forum will be held this year on November 8, bringing together around 60 elite scientists and experts. More new perspectives and opinions on science education will be discussed and concluded with fertile inspirations.
The 6th WLA Forum is hosted by the World Laureates Association and the China Science and Technology Association, and co-hosted by the Parkland Foundation.
Global Winners Association (WLA) is an international non-governmental, non-profit organization. It is one of the most prominent Nobel Prize-winning organizations with three missions: “promoting basic science, advocating international cooperation, and supporting youth development.” Adhering to the vision of “Science and Technology for the Common Destiny of Mankind”, WLA actively promotes close scientific cooperation and academic exchange between esteemed scientists and researchers around the world.
WLA Forum, initiated by the World Laureates Association (WLA) in 2018, is Asia’s premier global conference in science that attracts the largest number of award winners in the world. Over the years, the WLA Forum has become a valuable platform for in-depth discussions that transcend national boundaries, fields, disciplines and generations.
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