SHANGHAI, Nov. 9, 2023/PRNewswire/ -- The 6th World Laureates Forum, themed "Science Leads Transformation," came to a close with a powerful call to scientists around the world to come together and take the lead. initiative in scientific reform for a more resilient future.
The three-day event saw the convergence of more than 300 intellectuals from 25 countries and regions, including esteemed winners of the Nobel Prize, the Turing Prize, the Wolf Prize and many other prestigious scientific awards.
Held in the context of a world marked by increasingly complex global challenges, spanning international relations and environmental disruptions, the forum served as a bridge between scientists from different fields of research and aimed to address the profound impacts on science and innovation through open dialogues and the exchange of ideas, stimulating inspirations and proposing realistic solutions.
At the flagship WLA Life Science Forum, WLA Intelligent Science Forum and WLA Zero Carbon Forum, global awardees and academics discussed transformational fields in search of applicable solutions to address pressing global problems.
The WLA Young Scientists HUB marked another new platform created especially for more than 100 young scientists to share their novel findings and where the most interesting discussions took place.
Some truly moving and inspiring moments occurred during the eye-catching WLA SHE Forum, encouraging more women to boldly pursue their scientific ambitions.
60 global awardees gave free speeches at the WLA Mobius Forum, analyzing and demonstrating perspectives to transform science education for a better future. Like the Mobius strip, scientific education should reach everyone throughout life, according to Edvard Moser, 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and founding director of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, co-director of the Computing Center Neural from Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
In particular, the total media exposure of the 6th WLA Forum increases to more than one billion, with online views worldwide reaching around four million and more than 10 thousand participants.
Erwin NEHER, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine in 1991 and director and scientific member of the Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences, said: "I am convinced that we can offer solutions to many of the problems we face today."
Peidong Yang, 2015 MacArthur Fellow and S.K. and Angela Chan, Distinguished Professor of Energy and Professor of Chemistry at UC Berkeley, emphasized the importance of scientific cooperation to address global problems.
The 6th WLA Forum is organized by the Association of World Laureates and the Chinese Science and Technology Association, co-sponsored by the Parkland Foundation.
The 7th WLA Forum will take place in 2024 and nomination for the 2024 WLA Award will begin soon.
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