1st International Science Youth Forum @ Singapore with Nobel Laureates



Leveraging Institute of Advanced Studies’ (IAS) excellent international linkages in the academic world,  three Nobel Laureates and other eminent scientists were invited to share their life experiences and impart their passion in science at the inaugural International Science Youth Forum (ISYF). The five-day forum, co-organized by IAS-NTU and Hwa Chong Institution (HCI), with the support of the Ministry of Education (MOE), was held from 19 to 23 January 2009 in conjunction with HCI’s 90th anniversary celebrations.  

The forum – congregating in its inaugural event 82 outstanding science students and 28 science educators from 25 secondary schools and junior colleges in China, Hong Kong (SAR), Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Singapore – creates a high-profile platform for science students from Asia to network with their counterparts. It also provides an avenue for intellectual dialogue and engagement with Nobel Laureates and eminent scientists, thus generating greater awareness about the importance of broad-based knowledge, diverse interests, deep passion, tenacity and a global mindset in the pursuit of scientific excellence. 


Anthony Leggett

Sir Anthony Leggett – John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor and Center for Advanced Study Professor of Physics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2003 "for pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids". 


Douglas D. Osheroff

Professor Douglas D. Osheroff received the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physics  for "the discovery of superfluidity in helium-3". He is currently professor of physics and applied physics at Stanford University.  


Kurt Wuthrich

Professor Kurt Wüthrich was awarded the the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2002 "for his development of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy for determining the three-dimensional structure of biological macromolecules in solution". Prof Wüthrich is a professor of biophysics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, and Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Professor of Structural Biology at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in La Jolla, U.S.A. 



News release for Opening Ceremony.


News release for Closing Ceremony.





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