Dr Jovan Kurbalija addressing participants of the international workshop on Fundamental Science and Society in Vietnam (8 July 2016). The session was also attended by Nobel laureates (third photo, from left): Jerome Fridman (Physics, 1990), David Gross (Physics, 2004), Kurt Wüthrich (Chemistry, 2002), and Finn Kydland (Economy, 2004).
The international workshop on Fundamental Science and Society, which took place on 7-8 July in Quy Nhon, Vietnam, brought together scientists, decisions makers, government officials, and the private industry, to address various historical, current, and future issues related to science and society.
Diplo director Dr Jovan Kurbalija participated in the two-day conference with a talk on Innovation in Science (and) Diplomacy, which was also attended by world-acclaimed Nobel laureates in Physics, Chemistry, and Economy. The first day was dedicated to science and the progress of knowledge and development, while the second day focused on science for peace and the underlying themes of excellence and diversity, and the links between fundamental and applied research in open innovation.
The conference was organised by the Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology, the Popular Committee of the Province of Binh Dinh, the Rencontres du Vietnam, and the Rencontres de Moriond.
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