French Nobel laureate, Fields Medal and young researchers at the Global Young Scientist Summit
President Tony Tan (sixth from right), Ambassador for France M. Benjamin Dubertret (fifth from left) and Prof. Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Nobel Prize winner in Physics (1997) (fifth from right) pictured in a group photo with French participants of the Global Young Scientists Summit 2015. (Photo: NRF Singapore)
The 3rd GYSS (Global Young Summit Scientist), organized by the NRF, was held in NTU (Nanyang Technological University) in Singapore from 18 to 23 January 2015, in the presence of about 20 eminent scientists, Nobel laureates, and winners of the Fields Medal, Millennium Prize and the Turing Award. Two prestigious French researchers were present; Professor Claude Cohen- Tannoudji, 1997 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics, and Prof. NGÔ Bao Châu, 2010 Fields medalist (the Fields Medal is the equivalent of the Nobel prize in the field of mathematics).
Around 300 brilliant young scientists had been selected worldwide to participate in this weeklong conference and round table discussions. A dozen of these scientists came from the French research laboratories of the CNRS, CEA, INRIA and Thales. At the closing of this event, the President of Singapore Dr. Tony Tan, mingled with a few groups of young scientists, including the French delegation (photo).
At the same time, the ISYF (International Science Youth Forum) was held at the Hwa Chong Institution in a format similar to the GYSS’ but which was targeted at brilliant students. Two students from the Lycée Janson de Sailly of Paris participated in this week of scientific exchanges.