SJTU participates in 2nd World Laureates Forum
The Carbon-hydrogen Bond and Novel Chemistry Summit is held during the second World Laureates Forum in Shanghai. [Photo/sjtu.edu.cn]
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) took part in the second World Laureates Forum in Shanghai from Oct 29 to 31.
A number of sub-forums and dialogues on scientific innovation were held during the forum, which were attended by the world's top scientists.
Ding Kuiling, executive vice president of SJTU and academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, was invited to host the Carbon-hydrogen Bond and Novel Chemistry Summit.
Professor Chen Saijuan of the School of Medicine of SJTU and academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, was invited to host the New Drug Discovery and Translational Medicine Summit.
He Lin, dean of the Bio-X Research Institute of SJTU and academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, was invited to participate in the forum's opening ceremony.
This year, attendees included 44 Nobel Prize laureates and 21 winners of other major science and technology awards, such as the Turing Award, the Wolf Prize, the Lasker Award, and the Fields Medal.
SJTU has maintained good relations with many Nobel Prize winners. The Tsung-Dao Lee Library at SJTU was initiated by Li Zhengdao, laureate of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics, who also attended this year's forum. Frank Wilcek, American theoretical physicist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics, is the first director of the library.