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about wlf

The World Laureates Forum (WLF) initiated by WLA, is the foremost global scientific gathering of prize-winners.

World Laureates Forum

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It is the highest-profile scientific conference in Asia and the foremost global scientific gathering of prize-winners, including laureates of the Nobel Prize, Wolf Prize, Lasker Award, Turing Award, MacArthur Fellowship and Fields Medal, as well as hundreds of academicians of the Chinese Academy of Science and Chinese Academy of Engineering and outstanding young scientists worldwide. Held under the theme “Science and Technology, for the Common Destiny of Mankind”, WLF serves to advocate for science worldwide, to promote the growth of young scientists and cross-border scientific cooperation, aspiring to become a global platform for cooperation and exchange on scientific and technological innovation. On October 29th, 2019, Xi Jinping, President of PRC, sent a congratulatory letter to the inauguration of the 2nd WLF.

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Science has no borders

Held under the theme “Science and Technology, for the Common Destiny of Mankind”, WLF serves to advocate for science worldwide, to promote the growth of young scientists and cross-border scientific cooperation, aspiring to become a global platform for cooperation and exchange on scientific and technological innovation. Notably, it brings attention to significant scientific and technological challenges that could shape the future of all humans, focusing on global basic science to promote the publication of frontier research findings.

More than 17 Chinese academicians and over 100 outstanding young scientists from home and abroad also attended the Forum. The 1st WLF set several sub-forums including Photon Science and Industry Forum, Life Sciences and Industry Forum, New Drug Discovery and Translational Forum, Brain Science and Artificial Intelligence Forum, and Young Scientists Forum. Participants conducted in-depth discussions on the latest research progress of world laureates, on the forecast of global frontier science and technology innovations, and on the transformation of scientific and technological achievements.

In 2019, the 2nd WLF invited 65 prize-winners from 16 countries, among them 44 Nobel Laureates. More than 30 Chinese academicians, and over 200 outstanding young scientists from home and abroad also attended the Forum. Li Qiang, Secretary of the CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee, read the congratulatory letter from Xi Jinping, President of PRC. In order to achieve the mission of advocating for science worldwide, and promoting the growth of young scientists and cross-border scientific cooperation, the Forum set up three sub-forums: “Mobius Forum”, Future “Big Science” Forum, and Young Scientists Forum. Meanwhile, there were several featured summits under the theme of Artificial Intelligence Algorithms, Brain Science and Neurodegenerative Diseases, New Drug Discovery and Translational Medicine, Life Sciences, Carbon-hydrogen Bond and Novel Chemistry, New Energy and New Materials, Black Hole and Aerospace Technology and Economics and Finance.

Past WLFs