Hundreds of internationally renowned scientists will gather at the International Centre of Interdisciplinary Science Education in Quy Nhon in the central province of Binh Dinh on July 7-8 for the 12th “Meet Vietnam” programme.
Prof. Ngo Bao Chau, who won the 2010 Fields Medal, will take part in the "Meet Vietnam 2016" programme.
The information was announced by Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan at a press briefing in Hanoi on June 3.
The event is one of the major activities conducted by the Meet Vietnam Association, founded by Prof. Tran Thanh Van, aiming to participate in national science and education development programmes.
Alongside the presence of Vietnam’s Fields Medalist Prof. Ngo Bao Chau, this year’s “Meet Vietnam” will also see the participation of six Nobel laureates: David Gross (Physics, 2004), Carlo Rubbia (Physics, 1984), Jerome Fiedman (Physics, 1990), Kurt Wuthrich (Chemistry, 2002), Finn Kydland (Economics, 2004) and Jean Jouzel (Peace, 2007).
The event features 12 conferences and seminars, and three international thematic classes on physics.
One of the programme’s major activities will be an international seminar entitled “Basic Science and Society”, where scientists will discuss with policymakers and representatives of the private economic sector on the importance of science to the advancement of society, and recommend a number of issues relating to basic science and society in Asian countries, particularly developing ones.
In addition, the scientists will host talk shows in Quy Nhon and at the Vietnam National University’s Hanoi University of Science, and Hanoi’s National Economics University in July.