The new International Science Prize was launched to become the Shanghai version of the Nobel Prize. This is a prestigious scientific award created during the opening ceremony of the 4th Global Forum of Laureates in Shanghai.
Annual WLA Award, which claims to have become a copy Shanghaine of the Nobel Prize, from 2022 to honor scientists who have made significant contributions to the world.
It was launched by the World Association of Winners sponsored by the Sequoia Capital in the amount of 500 million yuan (70.2 million euros). The winner will receive 10 million yuan (1.3 million euros).
It will focus on “mathematics and smart sciences” and “medicine and life sciences”.
“The launch of the WLA Prize demonstrates that China attaches great importance to the development of popular science,” said Roger Kornberg, president of the 2006 World Association of Chemistry Laureates.
“The association also focuses on original and basic research, and we are confident that the WLA Prize will become a global scientific award with global impact.”, he added.
Michael Levitt, Vice President of the World Association of Laureates and 2013 Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry, revealed the group’s initiative to advance open science. placed under the topic “Open science, built on the open innovation ecosystem”The Forum brought together many stakeholders, including 13 science prize winners, including 68 Nobel laureates and nine prizewinners.
Wu Qing, vice mayor of Shanghai, praised this year’s event for its scientific dimensions and prospects. He highlighted the interest of world scientists in international scientific exchanges.
He also highlighted the work of scientists who gave impetus to the development of innovation in Shanghai. Roger Kornberg said the forum shares the same goal as Shanghai Municipality of transforming the city into an innovation hub with global impact.
The forum will continue to promote basic science, advocate international cooperation and participate in youth development, he added.
Michael Levitt, Vice President of the Society and 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, published an initiative to promote open science. There are two key words about open science: dissemination and protection. We know how to post and the Internet does instant posting, but we’re still learning how to protect. I think Blockchain will do that.” Did he say?
« Now we need science more than ever. We are facing global problems, global infectious diseases, global climate change, and for this we need global solutions, global healthcare, global sustainable energy and global food security.” According to him.
“These are all crucial things. Also (we need) a global way of dealing with artificial intelligence, self-driving vehicles and things like that. For this, we need more openness than ever before.”President of the World Association of Nobel Laureates in Chemistry for the year 2006.
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