The accelerated students included eight who won high prizes at the recent international Olympics, and an additional 22 excellent students from Binh Dinh province. They have raised interesting questions in English to Prof. George F.Smoot.
At the exchange, ProfessorSmoot said he was very surprised at provocative questions from Vietnamese students, which reflects their deep science. He shared his professional knowledge and life experiences,then advised students to conduct scientific research in order to contribute to the social development of the world.
Prof.Smoot said his family and he had to earn money to cover his schooling costs. He advised students to make greater efforts to overcome all kinds of difficulties.
Prof. Tran Thanh Van, President of the France-based Rencontres (Meet Vietnam) Association affirmed that the exchange was very good for the development of outstanding students.In the near future, they plan to organise further meetings between scientists and Vietnamese youth, he added.