We are delighted to share the achievements of Professor Chen Xiaodong and his team, who are selected as one of the ten winners in the Falling Walls - Engineering and Technology category. The outstanding quality and relevance of their research impressed the international Falling Walls Jury. The Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs of the Year 2021 will be announced on 15 September. Winners will be invited to present their work to a global audience on the grand Falling Walls stage in Berlin on 9 November.
Falling Walls is a unique international annual gathering of leaders from science, business, government, and the arts. Inspired by the peaceful fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989, the question of every Falling Walls meeting is: Which are the next walls to fall in science and society? The meetings are acclaimed for the high-level speakers ("The brightest minds on the planet" BBC), the brevity of presentations, the diversity of issues and the amicable open atmosphere. The main conference on 9 November is framed by the expanded programme for science based start-ups and investors (Falling Walls Venture, 8 Nov), young researchers and innovators (Falling Walls Lab, 8 Nov) and science strategists and decision makers (Falling Walls Circle, 8 Nov). Falling Walls attracts an audience from more than 80 nations and is covered by media globally. The Falling Walls Foundation, a charity, is generously supported by the German Ministry of Education and Research, the Helmholtz Association, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Berlin Senate, and numerous other acclaimed academic institutions, foundations, companies, non-governmental institutions and individuals. #ScienceReunitesUs