(Yicai) Oct. 30 -- More than 300 leading scientists, including 27 Nobel Prize winners, will participate in the sixth World Laureates Forum in Shanghai, making it the largest edition ever.
Over 100 scientists from 25 countries and regions will join the forum held from Nov. 6 to Nov. 8, the forum sponsor disclosed at a press conference today. Moreover, the event will gather over 40 academicians from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and more than 120 outstanding young scientists from China and abroad.
Some renowned scholars will join for the first time such as Makoto Fujita, winner of the 2018 Wolf Prize in Chemistry, Michael Gratzel, known as the 'Father of dye-sensitized solar cells' and winner of the 2012 Albert Einstein World Award of Science, and Gregory Stephanopoulos, winner of the 2011 Eni Award.
This year's forum will feature a series of sub-forums, including themed conferences on astronomy, young scientists, and women in science. Top universities in China and the World Laureates Association will join hands to organize the sub-forums. For example, Fudan University will be in charge of an intelligent science conference, Tsinghua University will organize a conference for carbon, and Zhejiang University will arrange a quantum sub-forum.
Shanghai has held the WLF each year since 2018 to build a scientific and technological innovation center with global influence. The forum has become a key link connecting global laureates and an important platform to facilitate high-end dialogues in the international scientific community.
This year, for the first time, the WLF will introduce a co-chair system and invite academicians from both the CAS and the CAE to participate in planning.
Editors: Dou Shicong, Emmi Laine